Physics IGCSE

Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: Edexcel 4PH0 and CIE 0625/0972

This course is designed for students studying IGCSE Physics with Edexcel. Most topics covered in this course are also relevant to the CIE IGCSE Specification. However, CIE students need to be aware that there are a small number of topics on their specification which will not be covered by this revision course.The CIE 0972 syllabus is graded from 9 to 1 but is otherwise the same as CIE 0625.

This course is not suitable for those students studying IGCSE Double/Dual Award Science or for those students studying any science courses which are not International.

The following topics will be covered:

Forces and Motion

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


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


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

Energy resources and energy transfer

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

Solids, liquids and gases

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

Magnetism and electromagnetism

  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction

Radioactivity and particles

  • Radioactivity
  • Particles