Our experienced IB Physics tutors have a proven track record of helping students excel in the curriculum. Our tutors have helped to improve students’ knowledge and understanding on the subject, and to develop their analytical and evaluation skills.
The IBDP Physics curriculum is divided into six core topics, which both SL and HL students have to study:
The HL course syllabus covers a wider range of topics and in more depth when compared to the SL course syllabus. Some examples of topics that are only taught to HL students include Thermodynamics, Induction, and Quantum Physics.
When it comes to assessments for IBDP Physics, both SL and HL students sit two external papers – Paper 1 covers multiple-choice and data based questions, while Paper 2 tests students on short-answer and extended response questions. The HL papers are longer and carry more marks, and are usually more challenging as they are expected to have acquired a deeper understanding of the subject. If you find that your child is struggling to keep up with the content taught at school, you might consider engaging one of our IB Physics tutors to support them to make sure they can do their best in these external papers, as they take up 80% of the final grade in terms of weighting.
The other 20% of the final IB Physics grade comes from an internal assessment (IA). Students are required to undertake a scientific investigation, where students have to formulate their own research question, and to gather and analyse data themselves to answer that question. Students are required to submit a 3,000 word written lab report for assessment. This can be a challenging task. Our IB Physics tutors would be able to support your child’s learning.
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