Edexcel GCSE Physics (1PH0)

Edexcel GCSE Physics (1PH0)

This is the new Physics GCSE course from Edexcel which starts in the Autumn of 2016.

The course is assessed by exam only – no practical exam, although you have to do certain practicals in school.
It is a linear course, like all science GCSEs now, which means that you take the exam once, at the end of the course. The first exam will be in the summer of 2018.

There are two exam papers, two for each science, each of  1 hour 45 minutes. Questions are a selection of multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.


Course topics

● Topic 1 – Key concepts of physics
● Topic 2 – Motion and forces
● Topic 3 – Conservation of energy
● Topic 4 – Waves
● Topic 5 – Light and the electromagnetic spectrum
● Topic 6 – Radioactivity
● Topic 7 – Astronomy
● Topic 8 – Energy – Forces doing work
● Topic 9 – Forces and their effects
● Topic 10 – Electricity and circuits
● Topic 11 – Static electricity
● Topic 12 – Magnetism and the motor effect
● Topic 13 – Electromagnetic induction
● Topic 14 – Particle model
● Topic 15 – Forces and matter

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