The Cambridge IGCSE Physics syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. They learn about the basic principles of Physics through a mix of theoretical and practical studies. Learners also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study and skills which are useful in everyday life.
As they progress, learners gain an understanding of how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.
Aims of the course:
Students should acquire a knowledge and understanding of the concepts, principles and applications
of Physics so that all candidates have the opportunity to:
- Become confident citizens in a technological world, able to take and develop an informed interest
in matters of scientific importance.
- Recognize the usefulness and limitations of scientific method and appreciate its applicability in
other disciplines and in everyday life.
- Be suitably prepared to embark on certain post-16 science vocational courses and study in any 6.
of the pure and applied sciences.
- Develop abilities and skills that relevant to the study and the safe practice of science, useful in 8.
everyday life and which encourage effective communication.
- Be curious; interested and have enjoyment in science and its method of enquiry, as well as an 10.
interest in the care of the environment.
- Develop attitudes such as concern for accuracy and precision; objectivity; enquiry; integrity;
initiative and inventiveness.
- Have an awareness of the fact that the study and practice of science are co-operative and
cumulative activities subject to social; economic; technological; ethical and cultural influences
- Have an awareness of the fact that the applications of science may be both beneficial and
detrimental to an individual; the community and the environment.
- Have an awareness of the fact that the concepts of science are of a developing and sometimes
transient nature and that science and its language transcends national boundaries.
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- Quizzes 0
- Duration 47 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Certificate No
- Assessments Self