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IGCSE Physics
Studying IGCSE Physics at BSix

Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us and the world beyond us. From developing theories of the universe to developing sustainable energy solutions and from healing joints to curing cancer, Physics is the most basic and fundamental science that underpins all other sciences.

Physics iGCSE is an animated, lively course that is taught mostly through experimental exploration. You will receive teaching on the foundation of the subject and will develop a good understanding of key topics such as heat, light, magnetism and electricity.

The science department has a wide range of cutting edge facilities to aid students’ learning, including high-quality virtual oscilloscopes and the latest digital video cameras. The department also benefits from a variety of classical apparatus, allowing students to develop a deeper understanding of traditional concepts and ideas.

Progression
A qualification in iGCSE Physics is a strong foundation for future progression onto many courses, including AS Levels in Maths and Physics, and the BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science. Students who continue to study at advanced level have the opportunity to join the Hackney University Extension (link) programme, in collaboration with our University partners, such as Clare College, Cambridge. The project aims to give students an insight into the world of higher education, to the rigours of university study and the admissions process. Students will benefit from a range of new skills, such as problem-solving and analysing. You will also develop an awareness of complex mathematical principles, which is the foundation to our physical understanding of the world.

Recommended reading
Essential Physics for Cambridge IGCSE® 2nd Edition

Beyond the classroom
Academic staff often organise visits to exhibitions and events in order to promote students’ knowledge and engagement with the subject. BSix is dedicated to the success of all students, which is why every student in need of extra support and guidance has the opportunity to attend additional workshops and revision sessions as well.

If you have any questions about our courses please contact the Admissions team on 0800 3892 947 or via e-mail to info@bsix.ac.uk and we will arrange for a curriculum specialist to respond to your enquiry
Teachers

There are three physics teachers at BSix, who each bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their roles. Our physics teachers are passionate about creating new and engaging methods of teaching and have recently introduced mobile and web applications to teach selected course content. Students have also conducted exciting experiments using microscopes attached to camera phones.