A Cambridge IGCSE Elective

Course Description

Cambridge IGCSE Physics helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. The syllabus includes the basic principles and concepts that are fundamental to the subject, some current applications of physics, and a strong emphasis on practical skills.

Course Aims

Enable students to:

  • acquire scientific knowledge and understanding of scientific theories and practice
  • develop a range of experimental skills, including handling variables and working safely
  • use scientific data and evidence to solve problems and discuss the limitations of scientific methods
  • communicate effectively and clearly, using scientific terminology, notation and conventions
  • understand that the application of scientific knowledge can benefit people and the environment
  • enjoy science and develop an informed interest in scientific matters which support further study.

Content Overview

Students study the following topics, across two years:

  1. Motion, forces and energy
  2. Thermal physics
  3. Waves
  4. Electricity and magnetism
  5. Nuclear physics
  6. Space physics


Across Years 9 and 10, students will complete a range of internal assessments to measure their developing skills and knowledge.

In October/November 2025, students will complete the IGCSE Physics examination, which includes Multiple Choice, Theory and Practical assessment. Results of these examinations, and certificates of achievement, will be released in January/February 2026.

For more information, you can view the Physics syllabus and past examination papers here.