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Specification

Useful Downloads

Specification
(PDF), Last Updated: 14 September 2012
(Version 3) For first teaching from September 2011. NOTE: CCEA will NOT be accepting entries from English centres for GCSE courses that begin in or after September 2012

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We are pleased to announce that our GCSE Physics specification has been accredited by the Regulatory Authorities.

Please see the 'Useful Downloads' section for the Pre Publication Accredited Specification (for first teaching from September 2011). Also attached are specimen assessment materials.

We will hold support events in March and April 2011 in preparation for first teaching in September 2011. Book your place now.

This GCSE in Physics is available at two tiers of entry: Foundation Tier and Higher Tier.

We have divided this course into three units:

Unit

Content

Unit 1

  • Force and Motion
  • Energy
  • Moments
  • Radioactivity

Unit 2

  • Waves, Sound and Light
  • Electricity
  • The Earth and Universe

Unit 3

Practical Skills:

  • Planning and Risk Assessment
  • Data Collection
  • Processing, Analysis and Evaluation

Students of the Higher Tier study Unit 1 and Unit 2 in more detail and cover more content.

For more information, see the specification.