GCSE Physics Higher Tier

Course codes: OSC1384 / OSC1385
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Gain a fully recognised GCSE Physics qualification and study an interesting subject that explores matter, space and time…

  • Fully recognised AQA GCSE Physics qualification
  • Same qualification as you would get in school or college
  • Achieve between grades 4-9 with higher tier
  • Understand the forces of energy and explore how electricity works!
  • Choose to study online or from a course pack
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Course overview

Physics looks at understanding energy, forces, mechanics, waves and atoms! It explores the physical universe around us.

Open up your future in science with our AQA GCSE Physics qualification.

Understand the forces of energy and explore how electricity works!

If you’re the sort of person who is interested in how things work, or you’re looking to develop a career in science then taking GCSE Physics might be the best thing you do.

This Higher Tier course is for those hoping to achieve grades between 4-9. For those aiming for grades 1-5, take a look at our GCSE Physics Foundation Tier.

Add on your exams and practicals to your course and we will book these for you when you are ready!

 

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of your exams, you will receive your AQA GCSE Physics.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

2 paper based exams.

Course content

Extra info

Course Duration

You will have up to 1 year to complete your GCSE Physics course. This course is completely flexible, with the only deadlines being your GCSE exams taken in May or June each year.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for GCSE Physics by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or online, so receiving your materials is easy and hassle-free. Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away.

Assessment

To achieve a GCSE Higher Tier in Physics you will be assessed across the above sections. All sections will be assessed by 2 paper-based examinations. A range of practical skills for this course will be assessed through written exams. Therefore, we strongly advise you to take your practical assessments and written exams.

If you add on your exams and practicals onto your package, we will book these for you when you are ready. You will need to take these at our Birmingham exam centre so please ensure you are able to travel to this location before adding these on to your package.

If you choose not to add on your exams and practicals, you will need to book and pay for the exams yourself separately.

Course Outcome

On successful completion of your exams, you will receive your AQA GCSE Physics.

Progression

Successful students can then go on to study A Level Physics.

Exam details

Paper 1

Type: Written examination

Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Weighting: 50% of GCSE

Total Marks: 100

Question type: Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response

Assessed: Topics 1-4: Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure

Paper 2

Type: Written examination

Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Weighting: 50% of GCSE

Total Marks: 100

Question type: Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response

Assessed: Topics 5–8: Forces; Waves; Magnetism and electromagnetism; and Space physics. Questions in Paper 2 may draw on an understanding of energy changes and transfers due to heating, mechanical and electrical work and the concept of energy conservation from Energy and Electricity.

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