GCSE Physics

“Assessing existence while failing to embrace the insights of modern physics would be like wrestling in the dark with an unknown opponent.”Brian Greene

Physics defines the way in which the world works, and the GCSE Course offered by the centre encompasses necessary components in order to prepare students, for any future endeavours they wish to embark upon. The course consists of fundamental and applied aspects including:

  • The transfer, uses and applications of energy forms
  • Waves, radiation and space
  • Developing understanding of the importance of the scale of physics
  • The implementation of How Science Works

Many topics are relevant to the everyday life, hence making GCSE Physics relatable to students. Subject matters which exemplify this include:

  • Heat energy use in houses
  • Light and laser uses
  • The physics involved in cooking processes
  • The Eye
  • Electricity and its applications

Topics included depend much upon the course and syllabus followed. Many GCSE courses involve a practical assessment which can often be a simple problem regarding, for example, an electrical circuit. Here, the student may have to plan an experiment to find the resistance of a wire, using basic lab equipment. After doing the experiment, they must calculate the answer from the data, draw conclusions and evaluate the reliability of the experiment.