Specification: CAMBRIDGE CIE 0625
The Cambridge IGCSE Physics syllabus is designed to enable pupils to explain and understand the technological world around them. This highly valued qualification will evidence both pupils' understanding of key theoretical principles and practical skills.
The Cambridge IGCSE Physics enables pupils to progress on to Cambridge A Level Physics which will open opportunities to study further at university.
Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.
Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of problems to solve, researching key concepts.
Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their children's coursework.
Additionally the school holds 3 parent consultaions per year - one each term.
My name is Hanna Beyer. I am the science teacher at CHS. I am a qualified secondary school teacher (PGCE) with a PhD in Chemical
Biology. I have worked in academia and in pharmaceutical research as a (bio)chemist and as medical scientist before training as a
teacher. I have many years of teaching experience in Science (chemistry, biology and physics), maths and English as a foreign language.
I have written some educational materials for various companies such as science revision questions, maths assessment papers and
physics summaries. I am a member of the Tutors` Association.
The course will follow the current Cambridge International Exam (CIE) IGCSE specifications.
The course will be based on the textbooks recommended for the CIE IGCSEs.
Physics the topics are:
P2. Matter and forces
2.1 Mass and weight
2.3 Effects of forces
P3. Energy, work and power
3.2 Energy resources
P4. Simple kinetic molecular model of matter
4.1 States of matter
4.2 Molecular model
4.4 Pressure changes
P5. Matter and thermal properties
5.1 Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases
5.2 Thermal capacity
5.3 Melting and boiling
P6. Transfer of thermal energy
6.4 Consequences of energy transfer
7.1 General wave properties
8.1 Reflection of light
8.2 Refraction of light
8.3 Thin converging lens
8.4 Dispersion of light
P9. Electromagnetic spectrum
12.1 Electrical quantities
12.2 Electric charge
12.3 Current, electromotive force and potential difference
12.5 Electrical energy
12.6 Dangers of electricity
P13. Electric circuits
13.1 Circuit diagrams
13.2 Series and parallel circuits
13.3 Action and use of circuit components
P14. Electromagnetic effects
14.1 Electromagnetic induction
14.2 a.c. generator
14.4 The magnetic effect of a current
14.5 Force on a current-carrying conductor
14.6 d.c. motor
15.1 Detection of radioactivity
15.2 Characteristics of the three kinds of emission
15.3 Radioactive decay
15.5 Safety precautions
15.6 The nuclear atom
These topics will be taught in Years 10 and 11 to prepare students for their CIE IGCSE.
3.Book list and stationary (Recommended but not necessary)
-Cambridge IGCSE® Chemistry Coursebook with CD-ROM (Cambridge International Examinations) Paperback – 31 Jul 2014 by Richard Harwood (Author), Ian Lodge (Author); ISBN 978-1-107-61503-8
-Cambridge IGCSE® Biology Coursebook with CD-ROM (Cambridge International Examinations) Paperback – 31 Jul 2014 by Mary Jones (Author), Geoff Jones (Author); ISBN 978-1-107-61479-6
-Cambridge IGCSE® Physics Workbook (Cambridge International Examinations) Paperback – 31 Jul 2014 by David Sang (Author); ISBN 978-1-107-61458
c)Access to a printer, pencil, ruler, rubber, pen, a notebook
Assessment, apart from the final IGCSE exams, will be carried out continuously throughout lessons, via homework or short tests.
Science is usually taught as a hands-on practical subject.
Items that would be useful to have would be safety goggles, an apron, and a tray on which to carry out practicals (e.g. large baking tray). Additional materials will be announced a week before required in the lesson along with a permission slip (to be signed by the parents). If a student cannot get access to materials required for practicals or does not wish to carry out a practical, they should not worry as the practical will also be demonstrated by the teacher.
The number of practicals will be relatively restricted owing to the nature of the course (online versus conventional), but we will try to include as many practicals as possible using safe household materials. Students will also be encouraged to think scientifically in an everyday context, making them aware of the science around them and how it can help in solving problems.
"The conducting of experiments is potentially dangerous and must be supervised by an adult. Cambridge Home School and its teachers do not demand that pupils conduct experiments. Parents and pupils must take the decision to conduct experiments / dangerous activities and must therefore accept responsibility for any outcomes. Cambridge Home School does not accept responsibility for experiments or any other dangerous activity conducted at the homes of its pupils or in any other place."
Head of Science: Dr. Beyer
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