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Changes in IGCSE Physics Syllabus (0625) from 2016 onward

Date : 10/09/15 09:52 AM

It is very important here for the students of IGCSE Physics (0625) to know about the changes in the revised syllabus of Physics for 2016-18.

I came to know that some students are afraid that may be, now the pattern and examination will be difficult from 2016 onward, and it will be really hard to get A* in physics in future. But this assumption is not correct. I would like to explain you here the changes in the revised syllabus and some comparison with the previous syllabus. Also we will have a look on the Assessment criteria.


Syllabus:

Let us have a look on the new syllabus first.

Unit 1 (General Physics) 

Chapter 1 (Length and time) is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Chapter 2 (Speed, velocity and acceleration) has been changed with new title "Motion"

Chapter 3 (Mass and weight) is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Chapter 4 (Density)  is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Chapter 5 (Forces)  is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Chapter 6 (Momentum) is a new chapter included in the syllabus. This chapter was not included in the previous syllabus. Contents included in this chapter are only for extended candidates. Click here to find the notes on the chapter of momentum.

Chapter 7 (Energy, work and power)  is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Chapter 8 (Pressure)  is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Remarks on unit 1: In this unit, almost all the same contents are there, except with the addition of a new chapter "Momentum".

Unit 2 (Thermal physics):

Chapter 1 (Simple kinetic molecular model of matter)  is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Chapter 2 (Thermal properties and temperature), in the past the title of this chapter was "Thermal properties".

Chapter 3 (Thermal process), in the past the title of this chapter was "Transfer of thermal energy".

Remarks on unit 2: All the contents in this unit are almost same, which are the part of previous syllabus.

Unit 3 (Properties of waves, including light and sound)

Chapter 1 (General wave properties), is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Chapter 2 (Light), is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Chapter 3 (Electromagnetic spectrum) is a new chapter included in the syllabus. In the past the contents of this chapter was being studied in the chapter of light. 

Chapter 4 (Sound), is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Remarks on unit 3: In this unit a new chapter "Electromagnetic spectrum" has been added. In the previous syllabus students were studying the contents of this chapter in the chapter "Light". So basically the chapter "Light" has been split under two titles "Light" and "Electromagnetic spectrum"

Unit 4 (Electricity and magnetism)

Chapter 1 (Simple phenomena of magnetism), is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Chapter 2 (Electrical quantities), is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Chapter 3 (Electric circuits), is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Chapter 4 (Digital electronics), is a new chapter included in the syllabus. In the past the contents of this chapter were being studied in the chapter of "Electric circuits". 

Chapter 5 (Danger of electricty), is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Chapter 6 (Electromagnetic effects), is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Remarks on unit 4: From this unit CRO (Cathode ray oscilloscope) which was one complete chapter has been removed. Also capacitor and transisitors are no more part of the new syllabus. A new chapter "Digital electronics" has been added in this unit. No new contents have been icluded in this chapter. Basically this chapter deals with the logic gates. All contents in this chapter are for extended candidates. 

Unit 5 (Atomic physics)

Chapter 1 (The nuclear atom), is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Chapter 2 (Radioactivity), is still same as it was in the past, there is no change in the contents.

Remarks  on unit 5: In this unit, just the order of chapters is changed. In the previous syllabus, chapter 1 was "Radioactivity" and chapter 2 was "The nuclear atom", but now in the current syllabus chapter 1 is "The nuclear atom" and chapter 2 is "Radioactivity".

(It is also important to know that some learning outcomes have been moved from Core to Supplement and some from Supplement to Core. Also some additional use of equations has been added in the Core Syllabus.)


Assessment: 

Note: The Coursework option has been withdrawn. It was paper 4 in the previous syllabus. Also a new Multiple Choice paper has been introduced for Extended candidates. This has resulted in a renumbering of the question papers.

All the candidates will have to appear for three papers.

Core candidates Extended candidates
Paper 1 (45 minutes) Marks = 40
A multiple-choice paper consisting of 40
questions of the four-choice type.
Paper 2 (45 minutes) Marks = 40
A multiple-choice paper consisting of 40
questions of the four-choice type.
Paper 3 (1 hour 15 minutes) Marks = 80
A written paper consisting of short-answer
and structured questions. 

Paper 4 (1 hour 15 minutes) Marks = 80
A written paper consisting of short-answer
and structured questions.

 

All the Candidates either Extended or Core will have to take either paper 5( Practical Test - 1 hour 15 minutes practical examination and for 40 Marks) or paper 6 (Alternative to Practical - 1 hour written examination and for 40 Marks)

As most of the schools are adopting paper 6 (Alternative to practical) so in short we can give the following statement. 

Extended candidates will appear for Paper 2, Paper 4 and paper 6 while core candidates will appear for Paper 1, Paper 3 and Paper 6.

I hope so this article will be helpful for you, you can share your views below in the Add Comment.

 

 
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