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GCSE Physics

Subject content

The Physics GCSE contains topics in:

Energy,

Electricity,

Atomic structure,

Forces,

Waves,

Magnetism and electromagnetism,

and Space physics

Assessment

Paper 1

What’s assessed:

This paper covers the first half of the topics:

Energy,

Electricity,

Particle model of matter,

and Atomic structure.

How’s it assessed?

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes (Foundation and Higher Tier)

100 marks

50% of GCSE

Paper 2

What’s assessed?
This paper covers the second half of the topics, while building on some of the topics from the first half:

Forces,

Waves,

Magnetism and electromagnetism,

Space physics,

Energy (from paper 1)

and Electricity (from paper 1).

How’s it assessed?

Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes (Foundation and Higher Tier)

100 marks

50% of GCSE

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