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Physics IGCSE (Distance Learning) at National Extension College *Fees Payable*

Course description



Physics is the science that deals with physical matter, motion, energy and the laws that govern the universe. Our home study IGCSE course introduces you to the key concepts of the science, taking a look at areas including heat, light, magnetism and electricity. The course is packed full of plenty of examples, diagrams and explanations to aid your understanding and help you visualise the topics as you work through them. If you want to study any science at a more advanced level, this course will give you a good foundation on which to build your knowledge. An IGCSE in physics is a good first step towards a career in areas including astronomy, environmental science and engineering. 


You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours' study time, plus additional time for completing assignments. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment.

Course content

Unit 1: Introductory skills
Unit 2: Electricity and magnetism
Unit 3: Wave motion, optics and sound
Unit 4: Forces and motion
Unit 5: Energy resources and energy transfer
Unit 6: Wave motion, optics and sound 2
Unit 7: Energy resources and energy transfer 2
Unit 8: Electricity and magnetism 2
Unit 9: Atomic physics
Unit 10: Forces and motion 2
Unit 11: Electricity and magnetism 3


Entry requirements

You will need some basic maths for this course.


This course follows specification 4PH0 from the awarding organisation Edexcel. Full details of the specification can be obtained from Edexcel's website.

Two exams: 2hrs (66.7% of marks) and 1hr (33.3% of marks)
Fifteen assignments
No coursework
All exams must be taken in the same session

Financial information



It’s your choice: pay in full and discount your course fees, or spread the cost with our finance offer. To pay in instalments, you will need to enrol by telephone.


Representative example:

Course fee:  £395
Deposit:  £39.50
Amount of credit:  £355.50
Monthly payment:  £59.25
Duration of agreement:  6 months
Total repayable:  £395
Rate of interest:  0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.  

For enrolments in the UK there are no additional postage and packing charges. For enrolments outside of the UK the following postage and packing charges apply:

  • EU – £75 for the first course and £40 for second and subsequent courses
  • Rest of the world – £130 for the first course and £70 for second and subsequent courses






Further information

This course is entirely self-contained so no additional textbooks are required.

This course contains a number of simple experiments you can carry out at home. You do not need laboratory access for this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact National Extension College *Fees Payable* directly.

Last updated date: 24 July 2019
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