iGCSE Physics Introduction and Resources

This area is a simple selection of documents you get you started on the iGCSE Course for Physics. 

I have included lots of very detailed notes on the many areas and this will take a lot of time to go through if you do it properly.

Core Practicals A list of all the Science key practical themes with worked questions

iGCSE Scheme of Work Example Scheme of Work (yellow highlights are Triple content and the hyperlinks don’t now work)

IGCSE Physics Sylllabus Syllabus Directions from Exam Board (all the summaries of content etc..)

Triple Double Single Content Science grid to show what is in a Triple, Double and Single Course

Topic Summaries by Year This is the key specification points for each main topic (this is by Year but your school may be different – also you can find this on my site on the pages for each area)

Appendix 7 Non Supplied Equations Formula to Learn not provided in the exams

Equation Revision Equation Practice Sheet (if you struggle to remember them try this)

Equation Flash Cards Equation Flash Cards – print double sided

iGCSE 7 Plus Skills Key Skills to get a Grade 7+ in Physics in a booklet

iGCSE Key Terminology in Context GCSE Science key terminology in context

Animated Science GCSE 1 to 9 Methods Summary Example Key Physics Practical Methods with pictures and data

Astrophysics_Topic_Guide A guide to ideas in Unit 8

Energy stores and transfers Topic Guide Energy Stores guide for Unit 4

Y11 Pre Exam Booklet v1 This contains pretty must all you require in one place about iGCSE i.e. formula sheets, elec symbols, revision checklists, command works, key terms.

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1 Forces and Motion – Part A “Units”

Aims…
1.1 use the following units: kilogram (kg), metre (m), metre/second (m/s),metre/second2 (m/s2), newton (N), second (s) and newton/kilogram (N/kg)
1.2P use the following units: newton metre (Nm), kilogram metre/second(kg m/s)  (Triple)
General Ideas…
A physical quantity is something that can be measured. For any measurement, the unit being used must be stated to give an understanding of the …

2 Electricity – Part A “Units”

Aims…
2.1 use the following units: ampere (A), coulomb (C), joule (J), ohm (Ω), second (s), volt (V), watt (W).
General Ideas…
A physical quantity is something that can be measured. For any measurement, the unit being used must be stated to give an understanding of the scale of the measurement.
For example, distance can be measured in kilometres …

3 Waves – Part A “Units”

Aims…
3.1 use the following units: degree (o), hertz (Hz), metre (m), metre/second (m/s), second (s).
General Ideas…
A physical quantity is something that can be measured. For any measurement, the unit being used must be stated to give an understanding of the scale of the measurement.
For example, distance can be measured in kilometres or in miles. They …

4 Energy – Part A “Units”

Syllabus Aims…
4.1 use the following units: kilogram (kg), joule (J), metre (m), metre/second (m/s), metre/second2 (m/s2), newton (N), second (s), watt (W).
 
Resources…
Kilogram (kg): the SI unit of mass, equivalent to the international standard kept at Sèvres near Paris (approximately 2.205 lb).
Joule (J): the SI unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by …

5 Solids Liquids Gases- Part A “Units”

Syllabus Aims…
5.1 use the following units: degrees Celsius (oC), kelvin (K), joule (J), kilogram (kg), kilogram/metre3 (kg/m3), metre (m), metre2 (m2 ), metre3 (m3), metre/second (m/s), metre/second2 (m/s2), newton (N), pascal (Pa).
5.2 use the following unit: joules/kilogram degree Celsius (J/kg oC)   (Triple)
Units Defined…..
Kilogram (kg): the SI unit of mass, equivalent to the international standard kept …

6 Magnetism – Part A “Units”

Syllabus Aims…
6.1 use the following units: ampere (A), volt (V), watt (W),
+ Tesla (T) as an extension! (iGCSE don’t require the unit but it is much harder to teach about Magnetic fields without any Maths or formulae bits!
Resources…
Use this PowerPoint for the symbols and definitions… 6A Magnetism Units
A physical quantity is something that can be …

7 Radioactivity and Particles – Part A “Units”

Syllabus Aims…
7.1 use the following units: becquerel (Bq), centimetre (cm), hour (h), minute (min), second (s).
 
Definitions…
The Becquerel symbol: Bq is the SI derived unit of radioactivity. One Becquerel is defined as the activity of a quantity of radioactive material in which one nucleus decays per second. The Becquerel is therefore equivalent to an inverse second, s−1.
Metre (m): …

8 Astrophysics – Part A “Units”

Aims…
8.1 use the following units: kilogram (kg), metre (m), metre/second (m/s),metre/ second2 (m/s2), newton (N), second (s), newton/kilogram (N/kg)
General Ideas…
A physical quantity is something that can be measured. For any measurement, the unit being used must be stated to give an understanding of the scale of the measurement.
For example, distance can be measured in kilometres or in miles. They …