International GCSE Physics Course

This International GCSE Physics Distance Learning Course will help students develop an understanding of the use and transfer of energy, waves, radiation, space and the application of physics. Learners will gain new skills required for their use in different situations. You will find this course extremely valuable if you are looking to progress onto A Level Physics, seeking a progression route for further training whilst employed or would just like to study this subject as a hobby.

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Course Description

This International GCSE Physics Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

This course will help students develop an understanding of Physics improving experimental and investigative skills based on safe laboratory techniques. Students will also gain an appreciation of scientific methods and learn to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them.


This Edexcel IGCSE in Physics qualification comprises two externally assessed papers which can be sat in either January or June:

Physics Paper 1 Paper code: 4PH1/1PR

Physics Paper 2 Paper code: 4PH1/2PR



The Cambridge International GCSE Physics qualification is assessed by three externally assessed papers which can be say in Either June or November:


IGCSE Physics (Core) Paper 1 Paper Code:0972/11

IGCSE Physics (Core) Paper 2 Paper Code:0972/31

IGCSE Physics (Core) Paper 3 Paper Code:0972/61



IGCSE Physics (Extended) Paper 1 Paper Code:0972/21

IGCSE Physics (Extended) Paper 2 Paper Code:0972/41

IGCSE Physics (Extended) Paper 3 Paper Code:0972/61


The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.



  • General physics
  • Thermal physics
  • Properties of waves, including light and sound
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Atomic physics



Forces and motion


  • Units
  • Movement and position
  • Forces, movement, shape and momentum
  • Astronomy




  • Units
  • Mains electricity
  • Energy and potential difference in circuits
  • Electric charge




  • Units
  • Properties of waves
  • The electromagnetic spectrum
  • Light and sound


Energy resources and energy transfer


  • Units
  • Energy transfer
  • Work and power
  • Energy resources and electricity generation


Solids, liquids and gases


  • Units
  • Density and pressure
  • Change of state
  • Ideal gas molecules


Magnetism and electromagnetism


  • Units
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction


Radioactivity and particles


  • Units
  • Radioactivity
  • Particles




  • Units
  • Motion in the universe
  • Stellar evolution
  • Cosmology

Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • Two years tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at [email protected] in order that we can advise you further.

Do I have to pay delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

What is the course title and code for this qualification?

IGCSE Physics CIE: 0972

IGCSE Physics Edexcel: 4PH1

Awarding Organisation


University of Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.


Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC), the country’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, and the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC), one of the major exam boards for GCSEs and A levels.

In the UK, Edexcel work with more than 5,000 secondary schools, 450 further education colleges, 70 higher education institutions and more than 700 employers and training providers. As the company responsible for marking the national Key Stage 2 and 3 tests, they are also now working with 20,000 junior schools. Internationally, Edexcel operate in 112 countries and every year more than four million people trust their respected learning programmes and qualifications.


knowledgeable-tutors-onlineCourse fees for payment in full include:

  • Course materials which will cover the full Edexcel specification.
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources.
  • Access to the NUS student card.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.


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One-off Payment
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Access to Study Materials
Access to Student Resources
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Tutor SupportUnlimited for 12 months
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