Physics

 

Edexcel IGCSE O-level:

Suitable for students in private schools who wish to improve their performance throughout the year. We also offer rigorous revision for the Edexcel examination at the end of the year.

IGCSE O-level is a 2-year course and is comprised by 2 papers, Physics Paper 1 (4PH0/1P) and Physics Paper 2 (4PH0/2P). Demonstrations of experiments are carried out throughout the year using scientific equipment as well as interactive whiteboards.

Students in public schools who wish to enter universities in the UK are not required to take the IGCSE O-level examination. It is recommended, however, to take the GCE A-level examination.

 

Aims/Skills development through IGCSE O-level Physics:

IGCSE O-level Physics has been designed in such a way to encourage students to:

  • Learn about the unifying patterns and themes of physics
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of physical facts, concepts and principles
  • Appreciate the practical nature of physics, developing experimental and investigative skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques
  • Appreciate the importance of accurate experimental work and reporting as scientific methods
  • Develop a logical approach to problem solving in a wider context
  • Evaluate, in terms of their scientific knowledge and understanding, the benefits and drawbacks of real-life applications of science, including their everyday, industrial and environmental aspects
  • Select, organise and present information clearly and logically, using appropriate scientific terms and conventions
  • Prepare for more advanced courses in physics and for other courses which require them to have a knowledge of physics

Physics Paper 1 (4PH0/1P)

Syllabus: Forces and motion; electricity; waves; energy resources and energy transfer; solds, liquids and gases; magnetism and electromagnetism; radioactivity and particles.

For more information on Physics Paper 1, please read the Edexcel Specification.

Physics Paper 2 (4PH0/2P)

Syllabus: Forces and motion; electricity; waves; energy resources and energy transfer; solds, liquids and gases; magnetism and electromagnetism; radioactivity and particles.

For more information on Physics Paper 2, please read the Edexcel Specification.

Edexcel GCE A-level:

Suitable for students who wish to enter universities in the UK. The GCE A-level Physics course is available for students both in private as well as in public schools, who wish to continue their studies in physics and related courses.

GCE A-level Physics is a 2-year course, comprised by 6 units, named Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. At πi, units 3 and 6 are replaced by the Edexcel International Alternative to Internal Assessment (Units 3B and 6B). The assessments for these units cover planning an experiment, analysing data and drawing conclusions without requiring a laboratory. Demonstrations of experiments are carried out throughout the year using scientific equipment as well as interactive whiteboards.

Students who wish to obtain GCE AS-level Phsyics ( A-level) need to complete the 3 AS units, Units 1, 2 and 3. GCE AS-level Physics is a 1-year course.

 

Aims/Skills development through GCE A-level Physics:

GCE A-level Physics has been designed in such a way to encourage students to:

  • Sustain and develop and enjoyment of, and interest in, physics and its applications
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding in physics and, where appropriate, the applications of physics with an appreciation of their significance
  • Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works
  • Develop an understanding of the link between theory and experiment and foster the development of skills in the design and execution of experiments
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other
  • Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society
  • Analyse and evaluate scientific knowledge and processes
  • Apply scientific knowledge and processes to unfamiliar situations
  • Assess the validity, reliability and credibility of scientific information

Secondary School

We offer tutoring for all Secondary School levels to improve students’ performance throughout the year as well as rigorous revision for the end-of-year examinations.

 

Aims/Skills development through the Physics course:

At πi, through our teaching we aim to encourage students to:

  • Sustain and develop and enjoyment of, and interest in, physics and its applications
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding in physics and, where appropriate, the applications of physics with an appreciation of their significance
  • Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works
  • Develop an understanding of the link between theory and experiment and foster the development of skills in the design and execution of experiments
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other
  • Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society
  • Analyse and evaluate scientific knowledge and processes
  • Apply scientific knowledge and processes to unfamiliar situations
  • Assess the validity, reliability and credibility of scientific information

Syllabus: Matter – matter structure; heat – temperature; sound; light.

For more information on this syllabus, please read the Ministry of Education and Culture guidelines.

Syllabus: Electromagnetism; light; forces and movement.

For more information on this syllabus, please read the Ministry of Education and Culture guidelines.

Syllabus: Electromagnetism; forces and movement; hydrostatics.

For more information on this syllabus, please read the Ministry of Education and Culture guidelines.

Lyceum:

We offer complete courses for all Lyceum levels and the Pancyprian Examinations. Courses are available for both Core and Advanced Physics.

 

Aims/Skills development through the Physics course:

At πi, through our teaching we aim to encourage students to:

  • Sustain and develop and enjoyment of, and interest in, physics and its applications
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding in physics and, where appropriate, the applications of physics with an appreciation of their significance
  • Develop and demonstrate a deeper appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works
  • Develop an understanding of the link between theory and experiment and foster the development of skills in the design and execution of experiments
  • Develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other
  • Appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society
  • Analyse and evaluate scientific knowledge and processes
  • Apply scientific knowledge and processes to unfamiliar situations
  • Assess the validity, reliability and credibility of scientific information

Syllabus: Kinematics; Newton’s laws of motion; applications of Newton’s laws; work, power and energy.

For more information on this syllabus, please read the Ministry of Education and Culture guidelines.

Syllabus: 1-D Mechanics; solid mechanics; pendulum; waves; electromagnetism.

For more information on this syllabus, please read the Ministry of Education and Culture guidelines.