Pearson Edexcel International Advanced Levels Physics (2018)

Here, you’ll find everything you need to study for or to teach the Edexcel International Advanced Level in Physics, including key documents.

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We have listened to feedback from all parts of the international school education community, including a large number of teachers and a number of universities both internationally and in the UK.

Our International Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level Physics has been developed to be engaging for international learners and to give them the necessary skills to support progression to higher education or further study in Physics, as well as to a wide range of other subjects

Key qualification features

Using feedback from teachers, we’ve retained several key features which we know you value. These include:

  • modular assessment, offered at different times of year to suit your delivery model
  • practical skills assessed through a dedicated examination Unit both at AS (Unit 3) and at A Level Unit 6)
  • comparable content with the UK GCE A Level – giving confidence to students, teacher and universities about the comparability between specifications
  • range of types of questions in exams – testing a breadth of knowledge, as well as allowing depth of understanding to be tested


International A Level Physics Specification
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Qualification type:
International A Level
Level 3
Specification codes:
International only
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Why choose this specification?

Our International Advanced Level in Physics replaces the international version of the Edexcel GCE A level in the subject.

Covering physical laws, theories, models and their practical applications, the Edexcel International Advanced Level in Physics is designed to be studied over two years, with the option of a one-year AS level course.

The specification is available for teaching in international centres only and is assessed through a written exam instead of coursework.

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Studying this specification

You'll cover physical laws, theories, models and their practical applications as you study our Edexcel International AS/Advanced Level in Physics. 

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