LRN International GCSE Physics (6321)

The LRN International GCSE Physics is designed to enable international candidates to demonstrate their ability, to work scientifically in both practical and theoretical terms

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Written exam papers and practical demonstration of skills

Guided Learning Hours


What you'll learn


This document provides a comprehensive overview of the LRN International GCSE Physics curriculum. It serves as a valuable resource for various stakeholders, including candidates, educational centers, administrators, employers, parents/guardians, teachers, and examiners. The specification outlines essential features and administrative procedures associated with this international qualification.


The LRN International GCSE Physics curriculum aims to enable international candidates to showcase their scientific abilities in practical and theoretical aspects across a range of topics, such as general skills, motion, forces, energy, waves, electricity, magnetism, thermal physics, nuclear physics, and space.

Mode of Delivery

This qualification is designed to be delivered within educational centers. To receive accreditation, centers must demonstrate to LRN that they possess the necessary resources, facilities, and competencies. Additionally, centers must meet LRN’s criteria for capability, capacity, and resources, including having suitably qualified staff.


The LRN International GCSE Physics curriculum accommodates candidates with diverse backgrounds, education levels, and career aspirations. Depending on the level of qualification achieved, candidates may progress to:

       A similar Level 2 qualification in Physics;

       LRN Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Pre-A Foundation Studies;

       LRN Level 3 Diploma in Pre-U Foundation Studies;

       A higher level of any qualification – e.g., A-Level, Diploma;

       Vocationally Related Qualifications.

Breakdown of Assessment Objectives

AO1 – Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

       Scientific ideas;

       Scientific techniques and procedures.

AO2 – Apply knowledge and understanding of:

       Scientific ideas;

       Scientific inquiry, techniques, and procedures.

AO3 – Analyze information and ideas to:

       Interpret and evaluate;

       Make judgments and draw conclusions;

       Develop and improve experimental procedures.


The assessment for this qualification consists of (i) written exam papers, and (ii) practical demonstration of skills, set and marked by LRN.


Exam series are offered in:

       January (results released in March);

       June (results released in August);

       November (results released in January).


Candidates can re-take the entire qualification as often as desired. However, individual components cannot be re-taken, as this is a traditional linear specification. Note that a single entry per qualification is sufficient and covers all question papers, including certification.