The IGCSE Physics online course will help you acquire a body of scientific knowledge and the skills to apply this in domestic, industrial and environmental contexts.
You'll learn to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them, and to evaluate, in terms of scientific knowledge, the benefits and drawbacks of scientific and technological developments.
Throughout the course, you'll develop experimental and investigative skills based on safe lab techniques. You'll learn to select, organise and present information clearly and logically, using appropriate scientific terms and conventions.
Our IGCSE Physics course will give you an appreciation of the practical nature of physics as well as a firm foundation in scientific knowledge.
The study of physics is essential to many careers, including the majority of science, technology and engineering roles, and demonstrates your analytical skills to prospective employers.
IGCSEs are International GCSEs – they’re equivalent to regular GCSEs and are offered in many independent and private schools in the UK. We teach them because they’re assessed mainly through exams, not coursework, so they’re more suited to online learning.
The Physics IGCSE course is designed to prepare you for the Edexcel IGCSE in Physics (4PH0 Specification) exams that take place every June You can find out more about exams in the 'Assessment' section.
The topics you'll cover are listed below.
Forces and motion:
Energy resources and energy transfer:
Solids liquids and gases:
Magnetism and electromagnetism:
Radioactivity and particles:
The IGCSE Physics course is suitable for you if you're looking to fill gaps in your school education or prepare for college or university. It's the perfect foundation if you're thinking about studying science, technology or engineering subjects at a higher level.
You don't need any previous experience or qualifications to enrol in our IGCSE Physics course. That's because we believe in making home study - and a rewarding future - as accessible as possible.
If you have any disabilities which you believe may impact your studies or assessments, please inform your Course Advisor before
The study of physics is essential if you plan a career in the sciences or in engineering. It's also integral to many lucrative technology and IT roles.
Having an IGCSE Physics tells a prospective employer that you have the ability to think analytically and logically, solve problems, and commit to learning - useful traits in any role.
If you're aiming to attend university, you'll likely continue your study with A Levels. If you have a specific course in mind, you should contact the institution directly to find out their entry requirements.
We believe in making learning accessible and affordable for all, so you'll have the option to pay for your course through an interest-free payment plan. You'll be able to get started right away with a small deposit and pay the rest by monthly direct debit. Our plans are flexible, so you can pay your balance off sooner if you choose.
If your company will fund your course, we can help you arrange this.
Speak to our course advisors for more information on our payment plans.
Once you enrol, you’ll have access to our Student Community, which will allow you to see your course materials, contact your tutor, submit your assignments and connect with your fellow students.
Your course materials have been specially designed for online learning by experts in the field. You'll work through step-by-step modules so you can easily keep track of your progress.
You'll have the opportunity to join a live induction webinar when you start your course. It's designed to help you navigate your way around the student community, to offer you help and support, and most importantly to give you a warm and friendly welcome to ICS Learn. We usually hold one a week, and you can attend any one that suits you.
You’ll have access to a huge range of resources that will aid your studies, including:
You’ll be assigned an expert academic tutor who'll be with you from enrolment to graduation. Their support is unlimited and you can contact them by phone, email or via the Student Community. They’ll answer any questions you have about coursework, study materials, assessments and exams, and help you work through any part of the course you’re stuck with.
They’ll also give you test papers and mock exams to ensure you’re ready to pass your exams. All your papers will be marked and given constructive feedback so you know exactly what your strengths are and what you can improve.
Our dedicated student support team will be on hand to assist you with administrative tasks, using the Student Community, and any other non-academic queries you may have.
There are test papers within your study materials which you should complete so you can see what you're good at and what needs some extra practice. They don't count towards your final exam grade.
There are two written exams for this course. They're set nationally by Edexcel and take place every January and June.
Important Exam Information
Please note that you're responsible for making your own exam arrangements. We'll remind you when it's time to do this, and you'll arrange to sit your exams as a private candidate at a local school or college. The school or college will charge a fee for this.
Find out more about arranging your exams here.
Exam fees aren't included in your course fees, as they'll be paid directly to the exam centre. The cost will vary depending on the centre you choose, with private schools and colleges being more expensive than state schools.
Find out more about arranging your exams here, or speak to one of our course advisors. We're happy to help!