Summary of course content
This course aims to enable students to:
- acquire scientific knowledge and understanding of scientific theories and practice
- develop a range of experimental skills, including handling variables and working safely
- use scientific data and evidence to solve problems and discuss the limitations of scientific methods
- communicate effectively and clearly, using scientific terminology, notation and conventions
- understand that the application of scientific knowledge can benefit people and the environment
- enjoy science and develop an informed interest in scientific matters which support further study.
Candidates study the following topics:
- Motion, forces and energy
- Thermal physics
- Electricity and magnetism
- Nuclear physics
- Space physics
How the course is assessedAll candidates take three examination papers, two theory papers and one practical paper.
All candidates take three examination papers, two theory papers and one practical paper.
Guided Learning Hours
We design Cambridge IGCSE syllabuses based on learners having about 130 guided learning hours for each subject during the course but this is for guidance only. The number of hours a learner needs to achieve the qualification may vary according to local practice and their previous experience of the subject.