The course helps students to understand the technological world in which they live and take a keen interest in science and scientific developments. The course includes the basic principles and concepts fundamental to the subject, some current applications of physics, and a strong emphasis on practical skills.
Students also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for progression to Cambridge International AS and A Levels, further education or a career related to science.
The course has been designed around 34 learning weeks.
Each learning week consists of an introduction and three Lessons. The introduction maps the online Lessons to the textbook and to the syllabus. It outlines work that should be completed in that week in terms Lessons, exercises and questions. The Lessons are designed to give a wholistic view of each topic, to enhance deep understanding and to help the learner develop higher order thinking skills.
According to the CAIE, an estimated of 180 learning hours should be necessary to achieve the qualification. This translates to about 5,5 to 6 hours per week.
There are 6 assignments for this course, covering a total of 400 marks.
They are found at the end of particular sections, addressing a reasonable whole. The assignments have been compiled from past papers, so they are good revision at the appropriate standard to prepare students for their final exams.
Just after Week 15 of the course, and after completion of your second assignment, students will write a mid-course test on topics covered thus far. This is a one-hour test for 50 marks, and will be written under exam conditions with invigilation from a parent or guardian or tutor.
CambriLearn offers two packages, Premium and Standard. Our courses are priced in US dollars. You are welcome to pay in monthly instalments (10x instalments) or as a once-off annual fee.
If you need more advice, or would like to discuss your individual learning requirements, one of our education consultants can assist you with a formal quote once they have assessed your individual needs.