Oxford Open Learning launches brand new IGCSE Physics course


Oxford Open Learning is delighted to announce the release of its brand new IGCSE Physics distance learning course.

Together with a more competitive employment market, the recent introduction of the English Baccalaureate (or e bacc), which requires students to achieve 5 passes in the ‘core’ subjects of English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and Modern Foreign Languages, has led to increasing numbers of students opting to study science at GCSE and IGCSE.  Our new IGCSE Physics course offers distance learning students a well-structured, well-supported route to achieving both success in IGCSE Physics and a means to achieve their e bacc.  It also provides an excellent foundation for studying Physics at A level.

Developed to the requirements of the Edexcel IGCSE Physics specification 4HP0, the course was written by two experienced Science teachers, Marian Green and Philip West.  With clear lesson content and lots of lively and engaging activities, the course also includes reference to carefully selected online materials that will allow students to extend their knowledge and explore the subject in more depth.

What’s in the course?

The course includes 29 lessons, 10 tutor-marked assignments and a tutor-marked mock exam, as well as self-assessment tests and lots of guided activities for students carry out practically and online.  The course is arranged in 7 modules as follows:

  • Module 1: Forces and Motion
  • Module 2: Electricity
  • Module 3: Waves
  • Module 4: Energy Resources and Energy Transfer
  • Module 5: Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • Module 6: Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  • Module 7: Radioactivity and Particles

All Oxford Open Learning students also receive the support of a personal tutor throughout their course who will be in regular contact with them by email and phone.  All our tutors are fully qualified experienced teachers in the subject they teach.  Our students also receive support from student advisers and our dedicated exams officer who will help them to find an exam centre and enter for their exams.

What’s in the exam?

The Edexcel IGCSE Physics exam consists of two written papers.  Paper 1 lasts two hours and Paper 2 is one hour long.  There is no coursework.

Where can I sit my exams?

Edexcel have test centres throught the UK and world-wide.  If you live in the UK you can find your nearest test centre by using the exams finder on our website. If you are thinking of studying with Oxford Open Learning and live outside the UK you can find your nearest test centre by going to the Edexcel International site and clicking on your location on the world map.

How can I find out more?

If you would like to study IGCSE Physics at home, then contact one of our student advisers who will be pleased to help you.

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