Assessment and (Provisional) Examination / Assessment Dates:
• End of unit internal assessments
• A Pre- Public Examination (January 2018)
• Two final GCSE papers 1hr 45minutes each (May and June 2019)

Key Resources:
• Classroom Textbook [provided] : Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Physics Student Book Series Editor: Mark Levesley • Pearsons Publishers Limited • Paperback ISBN 9781292120225
• Revision Book : New Grade 9-1 GCSE Physics: Edexcel Revision Guide with Online Edition • Paperback •ISBN 978 1 78294 573 4 multiple choice revsion tool availiable online or via an app.

Areas of study:
The key ideas specific to the Physics content include:

● the use of models, as in the particle model of matter or the wave models of light and of sound
● the concept of cause and effect in explaining such links as those between force and
acceleration, or between changes in atomic nuclei and radioactive emissions
● the phenomena of ‘action at a distance’ and the related concept of the field as the key to
analysing electrical, magnetic and gravitational effects
● that differences, for example between pressures or temperatures or electrical potentials,
are the drivers of change
● that proportionality, for example between weight and mass of an object or between force
and extension in a spring, is an important aspect of many models in science
● that physical laws and models are expressed in mathematical form.

Working scientifically
The GCSE in Physics requires students to develop the skills, knowledge and
understanding of working scientifically. Working scientifically will be assessed through
examination and the completion of the eight core practicals.

Assessment components:
The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Physics consists of two externally examined papers. These are available at foundation tier and higher tier.
Students must complete all assessments in the same tier.

Content covered in year 10
Paper 1 (*Paper code: 1PH0/1F and 1PH0/1H) - Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes
50% of the qualification - 100 marks
Topic 1 – Key concepts of Physics, Topic 2 – Motion and forces, Topic 3 – Conservation of energy, Topic 4 – Waves, Topic 5 – Light and the electromagnetic spectrum, Topic 6 – Radioactivity, Topic 7 – Astronomy

Content covered in Year 11
Paper 2 (Paper code: 1PH0/2F and 1PH0/2H) - Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes
50% of the qualification - 100 marks
Topic 1 – Key concepts of physics, Topic 8 – Energy - Forces doing work, Topic 9 – Forces and their effects, Topic 10 – Electricity and circuits, Topic 11 – Static electricity, Topic 12 – Magnetism and the motor effect, Topic 13 – Electromagnetic induction, Topic 14 – Particle model, Topic 15 – Forces and matter.

Useful websites - Youtube channel playlist for Physics lessons