While there is no distinct difference in IP Physics & the O Level Physics syllabus, IP students go through a different experience with the subject as compared to mainstream O Level Physics students. IP students find themselves having to study Physics content, on a wider breadth & at a greater depth. They find themselves having to tackle more challenging questions in their homework, tests & exams, as they progress through the subject.
Generally, IP students are perceived to excel academically, gaining direct admission to JC or IB Level without the need to sit through mainstream O Level exams. Yet, at the same time, IP academic standards are significantly higher & competition is stiffer for IP students, having to vie for the same excellent results in a highly specific niche. Scoring an ‘A’ becomes even more daunting & difficult than before.
That is why IP Physics students [the equivalent of Sec 3 – 4] usually learn more, beyond the scope of mainstream Sec 3 – 4 O Level Physics syllabus content. They are taught & tested on IP Physics syllabus content at a more in-depth dimension at a wider breadth, & during the exams, IP students face additionally demanding & challenging questions (including calculations) that stretch them way beyond their limits, and over mainstream O Level Physics syllabus.
IP students who do not fare as well especially in their end-of-year exams will need help soonest because as they move on to A Levels & IB Level, content syllabus will only get even more advanced & complex & these students will face huge difficulties transiting into & coping with academic requirements, demands & expectations.
When students do not fare well & do not receive the right kind of help, it is only too easy for them to lose motivation & land themselves into a downward spiral, lose interest in the subject & subsequently not fare well academically. This limits future options & affect their chances to enter desired universities & beyond.
Hence IP students need to be equipped with critical skills to help them grasp IP Physics concepts quickly, achieve in-depth understanding of concepts, versatile, adept application of concepts & tackle the IP Physics exams with confidence & precision. Scoring an ‘A’, especially for Physics, opens up numerous possibilities for IP students, as they progress along their academic journey.
Preparation for IP Physics is easy when you have the right help & the right academic tools. At Physics Academy, our Sec 3 – 4 Physics Tuition materials are carefully crafted, structured & designed to cater to both mainstream O Level Physics students & IP Physics students. With our unique teaching methodology, students will strengthen their foundation, build their confidence, develop analytical skills & appreciate Physics in daily life. Subsequently, this would enable them to achieve in-depth mastery of the subject & subsequently score that well-deserved ‘A’ grade in O Level & IP Physics.