Physics GCSE

Physics is a fascinating subject and provides some of the answers as to how things around us work, both on the microscopic and macroscopic scale. The teaching approach employed encourages students to think for themselves, to hypothesise, to confront misconceptions and to self-evaluate. GCSE Physics is ideal for those who simply wish to develop a greater understanding of the subject or for those wishing to pursue careers in physics, science, medicine or engineering (to name but a few career paths). It is a prerequisite for the study of A-level Physics.

In common with all sciences, physics provides students with opportunities to:

  • Acquire and apply skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works and its essential role in society
  • Appreciate the unique contribution of science to the objective understanding of the world
  • Develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, science
  • Acquire scientific skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for progression to further learning.

The specification we follow is the WJEC GCSE Physics course which offers assessment at Higher tier (grades A* – D) or Foundation tier (grades C-G). For an outline of the curriculum, click here >>

Students will be provided with a textbook (WJEC GCSE Physics) to support their studies.

Both written papers will comprise a mix of short answer questions, structured questions, extended writing and data response questions with some set in a practical context.

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