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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.

What are IGCSEs?

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:

  1. Units of measurement
  2. Movement and position
  3. Forces, movement, shape and momentum
  4. Astronomy


  1. Units of measurement
  2. Mains electricity
  3. Energy and potential difference in circuits
  4. Electric charge


  1. Units of measurement
  2. Properties of waves
  3. The electromagnetic spectrum
  4. Light and sound

Energy resources and energy transfer:

  1. Units of measurement
  2. Energy transfer
  3. Work and power
  4. Energy resources and electricity generation

Solids liquids and gases:

  1. Units of measurement
  2. Density and pressure
  3. Change of state
  4. Ideal gas molecules

Magnetism and electromagnetism:

  1. Units of measurement
  2. Magnetism
  3. Electromagnetism
  4. Electromagnetic induction

Radioactivity and particles:

  1. Units of measurement
  2. Radioactivity
  3. 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 enrolment so that we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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.

You could also do an apprenticeship, or take a vocational course related to a specific job or sector such as an NVQ or BTEC.


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.

Extensive Resources

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 units 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:

  1. Interactive Resources
  2. Progress Checks
  3. Peer Discussions
  4. Personal Journal
  5. Awarding Body Resources

Unlimited Support

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 or via the Student Community. They’ll answer any questions you have about coursework, study materials, and assessments, 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 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.

The last exam opportunity for this course is January 2019.

We'll offer a new version of the course in Summer 2018, with a first exam point of Summer 2019. For more information, please get in touch with our GCSE advisors.

Practice Assessments

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. 

External Assessment

There are two written exams for this course. They're set nationally by Edexcel.

  1. Paper 1 4PH0/1P - This paper is assessed through a 2 hour examination paper with total marks of 120 (two thirds of the total mark)
  2. Paper 2 4PH0/2P - This paper is assessed through a 1 hour examination paper with total marks of 60 (a third of the total mark)


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!