Frequently Asked Questions
Are there different tiers of entry for GCSE Physics?
Yes, there are two tiers of assessment: Foundation Tier and Higher Tier.
How is GCSE Physics assessed?
In GCSE Physics there are two written papers, each worth 37.5 percent, as well as an internal assessment worth 25%
When do the exams take place?
Examinations are held in the summer series.
How useful is GCSE Physics?
GCSE Physics prepares students for the study of physics and related subjects at a more advanced level, for example AS and Advanced Physics or Subsidiary and Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education courses in science-related subjects.
Are there any restricted combinations with GCSE Physics?
Yes, students are not allowed to enter for this qualification in the same series of examinations as GCSE Science: Double Award and Science: Single Award.
What is the specification code for GCSE Physics?
The classification code for this specification is 1210.