Edexcel GCSE Physics
Physics, like Biology and Chemistry, consists of three units from the Science, Additional Science and Further Additional Science courses, along with a controlled assessment. All three written exams have to be taken at the same time at the end of the course.
Exam dates for summer 2014
P1: May 19th.
P2: June 12th.
P3: June 23rd.
The controlled assessment can be taken at any time during the course.
Unit P1: Universal physics
Topic 1 Visible light and the Solar System
Topic 2 The electromagnetic spectrum
Topic 3 Waves and the Universe
Topic 4 Waves and the Earth
Topic 5 Generation and transmission of electricity
Topic 6 Energy and the future
Unit P2: Physics for your future
Topic 1 Static and current electricity
Topic 2 Controlling and using electric current
Topic 3 Motion and forces
Topic 4 Momentum, energy, work and power
Topic 5 Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion
Topic 6 Advantages and disadvantages of using radioactive materials
Unit P3: Applications of physics
Topic 1 Radiation in treatment and medicine
Topic 2 X-rays and ECGs
Topic 3 Production, uses and risks of ionising radiation from radioactive sources
Topic 4 Motion of particles
Topic 5 Kinetic theory and gases
Unit PCA: Physics controlled assessment