From gravity to the Big Bang theory, physics helps us to understand and explain our physical world. If you’re curious about how things work and keen to develop your analysis, evaluation and problem-solving skills, this is the course for you!
Physicists study intriguing aspects of our physical world, including matter, space, time and energy. Their discoveries shape everyday life. GPS navigation, smartphones, electric cars, cancer treatment and space exploration … all these innovative creations rely on Physics. By studying IGCSE Physics online you’ll explore this fascinating subject through high quality resources, supported by an expert personal tutor. You’ll also put theory into practice by completing a series of practical experiments at home.
How is energy transferred and conserved? How does sound and light travel? What is radioactivity? If you’re curious about how things work, our IGCSE Physics online course opens up a whole world of exploration.
With NEC, you can progress at your own pace through a range of engaging topics and undertake practical experiments at home. Perhaps you’ll join previous NEC students who’ve gone on to study physics at A level and beyond?
Our Physics IGCSE course is ideal if you:
Section 1: Forces and motion, Part 1
Section 2: Forces and motion, Part 2
Section 3: Electricity
Section 4: Waves and energy
Section 5: Light and sound
Section 6: Energy transfer
Section 7: Solids, liquids and gases
Section 8: Magnetism and electromagnetism
Section 9: The atom
Section 10: Space and cosmology
Study IGCSE Physics with us and benefit from:
Choose when and where you access your course, using learn@nec our 24/7 learning platform.
This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
You’ll have access to support from a personal tutor. All NEC tutors are subject experts, with experience of supporting online learners.
Meet Julie who is just one of our first-class physics tutors:
“I love learning and I love inspiring other people to learn. I’ve worked with students from primary to undergraduate level as I have taught in schools and universities. Now, I specialise in home education and distance learning, teaching people in the UK and overseas. I have a degree in physics with astrophysics and a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in physics, science and maths, both from the University of Birmingham, and an LLM in Law from the University of Leeds. A senior examiner for several exam boards, I am also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.”
*The specification suggests that 150 hours is needed. You’ll also need time to complete assignments and prepare yourself for exams and some courses like English literature involve a lot of reading. Everyone is different so it’s impossible to say with certainty how long a course will take you, but you should expect to spend longer than 150 hours. Taken across the length of time we recommend, this equates to approximately 4 hours per week. This will increase if you choose to take it over a shorter time frame or may be less if you are retaking a subject and have covered a lot of of the course content.
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There is no non-exam assessment (NEA) for this course
We know that our younger students often need an extra helping hand with their studies. In our experience learning online works best when either a parent or guardian are involved. This is why NEC has developed our unique Progress Tracker to help you to support your child.
NEC’s Progress Tracker will allow you to easily track your child’s progress across their subjects and gain insight to how well they are doing through access to their assignment grades and tutor feedback.
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It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £495
Amount of credit: £445.50
Monthly payment: £74.25
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £495
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.
Study at your own pace.
There are no academic requirements for this course.
Course materials are written in English so a good level of written English is required.