IGCSE Physics

Why study Cambridge IGCSE Physics

How does gravity work? In our Cambridge IGCSE Physics homeschooling course your child will learn the answer to this and many other questions. They will explore the basic building blocks of the universe – energy and matter. They’ll be introduced to a range of interesting phenomena and discover surprising explanations for everyday things we see and take for granted. Our carefully designed home-based experiments will help to reinforce your child’s understanding of theoretical ideas as they are guided through the key areas of Physics.

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Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

We are proud to be part of the world’s largest international community of schools.

We offer a wide range of IGCSE courses.

Key topics covered in the course

Cambridge IGCSE Physics will enable your child to develop a concern for accuracy and precision, objectivity, integrity, enquiry, initiative and inventiveness. Key topics in the course include:

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

Prior requirements and hours of study

  • Previous study: CAIE recommends that learners starting this course should have studied a Physics curriculum such as the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme or equivalent national educational framework such as the Key Stage 3 programme of study within the National Curriculum for England. (Years 7-9)
  • Your child should allow for up to 150 hours’ study time to complete their Cambridge IGCSE Physics homeschooling course plus additional time for completing assignments. This is an approximate figure which depends on their learning abilities and the pace at which they work.
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Additional service – online tuition

We are pleased to be able to offer Wolsey Hall students the opportunity to book 1:1 tuition at IGCSE level in Physics. Each session lasts 45 minutes.

Our courses are designed with a self-study approach, however, you may wish your child to have the opportunity to discuss a particular topic area with a Tutor and our 1:1 sessions allow them to direct their learning in this way.

Please note that this is an add-on service that incurs an additional fee.

The syllabus and exam

The course will prepare your child for the following three papers of the Cambridge (CAIE) IGCSE Physics, syllabus 0625 and 0972:

Paper 2

Multiple choice paper: 45 minutes, (30% of total mark)

Paper 4

Extended theory paper: 1 hour and 15 minutes, (50%)

Paper 6

Alternative to Practical paper which will test your child’s familiarity with practical procedures which they will learn during the course: 1 hour, (20%)

There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of those most convenient.

All of our IGCSE courses include a number of past exam papers in the final module. These include the most recent paper which can be taken as a mock exam and submitted to your Tutor for assessment and feedback for a modest additional fee.

Course sample

2016-2022 Exams

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2023-2025 Exams

Course Fees

The fee for IGCSE Physics is £545 via instalments. There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £515. Read more about our fees and discounts, see what our fees include or use our fee calculator to find out the total cost of the courses you select. If you’re not delighted with your course, let us know within 45 days and we’ll refund your course fee (less the cost of the books).

Tarun has been doing Year 7 and 8 English, Maths and Science with Wolsey Hall. He is enjoying his courses and loves the flexibility the whole homeschooling program brings. He is able to plan his learning at his own pace, and plan his day well to accommodate his other interests of playing the Violin and Piano, reading and playing games. The online material in terms of textbooks, videos, the course plan and support from his tutors is helping him get past his studies with ease. During the peak Covid times when amazon deliveries were stopped the online virtual library of Wolsey was a boon to him as he loves to read.
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