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GCSE Physics Higher Tier Course – AQA

Onine GCSE Physics Course. This GCSE Higher Tier Course in Physics is aimed at learners hoping to achieve grades 4-9. The course is open to enrolment 365 days a year, no set term times. Enrol to suit and book your own examinations when you are ready. 

The key subject aims to:

  • To impart a systematic body of scientific knowledge and the skills needed to apply this in new and changing situations in many domestic, industrial and environmental contexts
  • To foster an appreciation of the practical nature of physics, and develop experimental and investigative skills based on correct and safe laboratory techniques
  • To develop an appreciation of the importance of accurate experimental work and reporting to the scientific method
  • To enable students to form hypotheses and design experiments to test them
  • To enable students to evaluate, in terms of their scientific knowledge and understanding, the benefits and drawbacks (including social, environmental and economic) of scientific and technological developments
  • To enable students to select, organise and present information clearly and logically, using appropriate scientific terms and conventions

Qualification: GCSE Physics Higher Tier
Support: 1-year support included - Fast track your learning
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
AQA Specification: Code 8463
Exams: Book your own exams 
Price: Interest-Free Finance
Type of Study: Study online or receive a paper copy 

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 8 components of study in total as listed below.

Energy
Electricity
Particle model of matter
Atomic structure
Forces
Waves
Magnetism & Electromagnetism
Space physics

Please note: This course is aimed at students looking to achieve grade 4-9.

Students aiming for Grade 1-5 should take the GCSE Foundation Tier Course.

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

Course Duration

This GCSE Course comes with 12 months of support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 200 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 270 Hours

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

Assessment

To achieve a GCSE Higher Tier you will be assessed across the sections displayed . All sections will be assessed by 2 paper-based examinations. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Type: Written examination

Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Weighting: 50% of GCSE

Total Marks: 100

Question type: Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response

Assessed: Topics 1-4: Energy; Electricity; Particle model of matter; and Atomic structure

Type: Written examination

Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Weighting: 50% of GCSE

Total Marks: 100

Question type: Multiple choice, structured, closed short answer and open response

Assessed: Topics 5–8: Forces; Waves; Magnetism and electromagnetism; and Space physics. Questions in Paper 2 may draw on an understanding of energy changes and transfers due to heating, mechanical and electrical work and the concept of energy conservation from Energy and Electricity.

Examination Fees

As a private candidate, it is the students responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College. 

This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed.

Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of area. (It’s worth it)
You can view a list of official AQA approved examination centres here 

The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (6 months minimum recommended)

Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 day cooling off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
Permanent resident in the UK
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

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Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

*Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

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