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Subject content

  • 1. Energy
  • 2. Electricity
  • 3. Particle model of matter
  • 4. Atomic structure
  • 5. Forces
  • 6. Waves
  • 7. Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • 8. Space physics (physics only)

Assessments

Paper 1:

What's assessed

Topics 1-4: Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure.

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Questions

  • Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.

Paper 2:

What's assessed

Topics 5-8: Forces; Waves; Magnetism and electromagnetism; and Space physics.

Questions in paper 2 may draw on an understanding of energy changes and transfers due to heating, mechanical and electrical work and the concept of energy conservation from Energy and Electricity.

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Foundation and Higher Tier
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Questions

  • Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response.