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In GCSE Physics you will learn about some of the most important discoveries and gain an understanding of how some of the latest advances have been made and verified.
What is Physics?

The world we live in has been completely transformed by the scientific developments of the last 200 years. In GCSE Physics you will learn about some of the most important discoveries and gain an understanding of how some of the advances were made and verified.

What will I study?

GCSE Physics covers many interesting and fundamentally important areas of Physics, including forces and motion, electricity, waves, space and astronomy, sustainable energy, radioactive decay and radiation. Along with these ideas it is also important to understand how the scientific process works.

Why should I study Physics?

GCSE Physics helps you to understand how the world works, from everyday things like microwave ovens and mobile phones, to the birth and death of stars and what happens inside atoms. It trains you to think logically and solve problems. It is great preparation for many careers including engineering, architecture, law, science and medicine.

How is it assessed?

There will be 3 exams and a controlled assessment task. For the controlled assessment you will plan and carry out a practical investigation, then write a written report in controlled conditions in class. The investigation title is set by OCR.

Unit Modules Weighting Format
A181 P1,P2,P3 25% 1 hour exam
A182 P4,P5,P6 25% 1 hour exam
A183 P7 25% 1 hour exam
A184   25% Controlled Assessment

Exam Board: OCR

What do I need?

GCSE Physics requires an enquiring mind, a desire to see how things work and to uncover the basic rules that govern the universe. You should be a person who never accepts blindly what you are told but always looks for the evidence which backs it up. It helps if you can think logically and if you are good with Maths.

Notes/Reading List

Textbook – OCR 21st Century Science GCSE Physics, Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 978-0-19-9138425
Revision guide – GCSE Physics OCR 21st Century Revision Guide (2011), Publisher: CGP ISBN: 978 1 84762 636 3
Workbook – GCSE Physics OCR 21 st Century Workbook (2011), Publisher: CGP ISBN: 978 1 84762 637 0

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“Before coming to DLD, I had never learnt Physics and I thought Physics was just another subject involving maths. Now after spending a year doing GCSE Physics I have a better understanding of the world, the universe and life. Question everything. The teachers care a lot about you and they answer all questions, even the deepest ones (the simplest ones are the deepest). I am so grateful.
Aliya Hendra – Current DLD Student

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