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About this course
Physics is ambitious, it seeks to explain the universe, from far off galaxies and extra-terrestrial phenomena to minute particles and invisible forces that govern life itself.
It is a subject that deals with the extraordinary and students on this course will develop a firm appreciation for the importance of observation and what we might understand or be able to theorise from that which we observe. Through topics such as mechanics, waves, energy production, electricity and magnetism, the course helps students develop a different understanding of the natural world and the forces and phenomena at play than that that of Biology or Chemistry.
DP Physics students come to understand this and interrogate how Physicists work and communicate, including the scientific method and experimental work so central to the sciences. Students on their course will design investigations, collect data, develop manipulative skills, analyse results and evaluate their findings, working effectively with peers to do so.
As with other DP science courses the theme of the nature of science is fundamental. The aims of the DP Physics course include enabling students to appreciate scientific study and creativity within a global context, whilst acquiring and using a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterise science and technology. The value of effective collaboration and communication during scientific activities is emphasised alongside experimental and investigative scientific skills. Equally, wider considerations such as the ethics of scientific study, the role of science globally, its interplay with other subject disciplines and its limitations are of great import on the DP Physics course.
Students also undertake the group 4 project – a collaborative cross discipline project where students examine the environmental, social and ethical implications of science and technology.
The course is made up of both externally assessed examinations and an internally assessed portfolio. King’s InterHigh will support with guidance around where external exams may be sat. These exams are sat at the end of the two year programme.
Learning IB Physics online allows students to enjoy the following features:
We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.