Why choose to Study GCSE Physics?
GCSE Physics is accepted by universities and employers as proof of essential knowledge and ability. As well as a subject focus, the physics syllabus enables learners to:
- better understand the technological world, with an informed interest in scientific matters
- recognise the usefulness (and limitations) of scientific method, and how to apply this to other disciplines and in everyday life
- develop relevant attitudes, such as a concern for accuracy and precision, objectivity, integrity, enquiry, initiative and inventiveness
- develop an interest in, and care for, the environment
- better understand the influence and limitations placed on scientific study by society, economy, technology, ethics, the community and the environment
- develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for both further study and everyday life.
How Are Candidates Assessed?
All COLLS candidates take three papers.
Candidates who have studied the Core subject content, or who are expected to achieve a grade D or below, should be entered for Paper 1 (Multiple Choice 45 mins), Paper 3 (Theory 1 hour 15 mins) and Paper 6 (Alternative to Practical 1 hour). These candidates will be eligible for grades C to G.
Candidates who have studied the Extended subject content (Core and Supplement), and who are expected to achieve a grade C or above, should be entered for Paper 2 (Multiple Choice 45 mins), Paper 4 (Theory 1 hour 15 mins) and Paper 6 (Alternative to Practical 1 hour). These candidates will be eligible for grades A* to G