Year 9 Option Choices - Subjects Offered


Course Description

Physics is the study of the laws that determine the structure of the universe with reference to the matter and energy it is made of. It looks at the forces that exist between objects and the relationships between matter and energy. Traditionally the study of Physics can be divided into seven areas:

  • Motion Thermal Physics
  • Space Physics
  • Forces Nuclear Physics
  • Waves
  • Energy Electricity and Magnetism
  • Practical techniques

During Years 10 & 11 you will study topics mentioned above.


There are two levels of examination. Those who are expected to attain grades A – D will be entered for Papers 2, 4 & 6. The range of grades available is A – D. Students not expected to attain above a Grade C will be entered for Papers 1, 3, & 6. The range of grades available is C – G.

  • Paper 1:  Multiple Choice (core)
  • Paper 2: Multiple Choice (extended)
  • Paper 3: Theory (core)
  • Paper 4: Theory (extended)
  • Paper 6: Practical

Option classes in Years 10 and 11 are in mixed ability groups possible. Those choosing to take Physics in Year 10 should be of a required standard, having obtained at least 60% in the Year 9 examination. They should also have good mathematical ability, which plays an important part of the course

The Future

IGCSE Physics is an interesting and stimulating subject which involves both theory and practical work. It is a course which must be followed by those students who intend to follow careers in Engineering, The Armed Forces, Technology, Medicine, Telecommunications, Architecture or Space Science.


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