GCSE Physics for Adults

Course Code: Q271193

Key Information

  • Course type

    GCSEs & Functional Skills

  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    Sept 2023

  • Duration:

    30 weeks

  • Attendance:


  • Adult fee:


GCSE Physics is the branch of science that studies energy, forces, mechanics, waves, the structure of atoms and the physical universe.

This GCSE (grades 9–1, where 9 is the highest grade) in Physics a linear qualification that consists of 2 externally examined assessments. The qualification is divided into the following components (students must complete all assessments):

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Space physics (physics only)

The aims and objectives of the qualification are to enable students to:

  • Develop the ability to think scientifically.
  • Develop experimental skills and strategies.
  • Apply the cycle of collecting, presenting and analysing data.
  • Understand and apply scientific vocabulary, quantities, units, symbols and nomenclature.

Learners are required to hold a minimum of level 1 qualifications in English and maths (GCSE, Functional Skills or equivalent) or to successfully complete English comprehension and maths reasoning tests at Level 1

Your progress will be assessed throughout the course using a variety of methods within the classroom (required practical activity, group discussion, group work, lab work, etc.). At the end of the course (normally May/June), you will complete 2 final written examinations which are externally marked/graded by the awarding body (AQA). Results are released in August.

Full attendance is required at classes, homework is set, there is a minimum expectation that learners will match classroom hours with independent study hours.

Those wanting to progress into further/higher education for studies and/or a career in science, meteorology, astronomy, geophysics, sound engineering, medical physics etc.

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