iGCSE Physics (4PHO)


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iGCSE Physics (4PHO)


Examining Board: Edexcel

Next Examination Period: May / June 2018

Final Examination Period: January 2019

Exam Specification Code: 4PHO


Oxford Learning College Course Code: IGPH



The Edexcel course in Edexcel International GCSE Physics is designed at a standard equivalent to the UK GCSE Physics. It provides a solid basis for students wishing to progress to AS and Advanced GCE Level qualifications or vocational courses such as Engineering.

The Edexcel International GCSE Physics course is an excellent qualification for distance learners as it is assessed purely using externally assessed exam papers.



Assessment Objectives
%in Edexcel International GCSE
A01: Knowledge and Understanding
A02: Application of knowledge, understanding, analysis and evaluation
A03: Experimental skills, analysis and evaluation of data methods

These assessment objectives will be met by studying the following topics:
·         Forces and Motion
·         Electricity
·         Waves
·         Energy Resources
·         Solids, liquids and gases
·         Magnetism and electromagnetism
·         Radioactivity and particles
In order to assist your comprehension of these topics, interactive on-line experiments will be signposted throughout your course book. In your exam, you may be asked to describe and interpret data from practicals/experiments so it is important you make use of the on-line material.

Method of Assessment.

You will be assessed by two externally assessed examinations. You need to arrange to sit the exams at a local examination centre. You may wish to use this link to help you: http://batchgeo.com/map/e1364f64a5200f2be2e73eac7ab4a39d.

Assessment Objectives
% of Total GCSE
Length of exam
Content Assessed
Total marks
Physics Paper 1
Jan and June
2 hours
Every topic is available for assessment but only
content not in bold within your course book.
Physics Paper 2
Jan and June
1 hour
Every topic is available for assessment including
content in bold within your course book.

Each paper is set and marked by Edexcel.
Each paper can assess every topic of the syllabus so you must make sure you are confident with the whole of the course before sitting any exam.
The assessment for this qualification is linear and both papers must be taken in the same series i.e both papers should be taken in the same month and year such as June 2013.
You will be able to use calculators in the exam. There are no formula sheets but at the front of the exam, you will be given formulae that the exam board believe will be useful for the exam.

Study Hours

Variable according to each student however Edexcel recommends 120 - 140 study hours.


Edexcel International GCSE Physics
Specification: Edexcel 4PHO


If you are based outside the UK, it may be possible to sit your examination through your local British Council, depending on your location. Please contact the examination board Edexcel (http://www.edexcel.com/international) for details on examination centres in your country.

What's Included

Online Learning Documentation, Online Resources and Tutor support for 1 year.

Course Fee


Payment by Instalments

Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments. Click here to download our instalment plan.

Further Information

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.
In the student 'On Campus' area you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.
After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.
Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.
Materials and support provided by Oxford Learning.
A paper copy and Kindle copy of course materials are also available to purchase in the online enrolment process.

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