Education in Physics at the Education Lab

The Education Lab has a number of Secondary 1 to Junior College students services that can help your child handle the workload in preparation for their ‘O’ or ‘A’ level exams. At this point, a strong emphasis on structure, knowledge of content and thorough implementation of learning marks our programs at the O and A point as effective and successful.

The emphasis of our Secondary School and Junior College programs is performance excellence. Your child needs to refine the exam skills by topic and component with a short runway to the levels A and O.

Core learning habits are operating at this point to drive the implementation and development of important techniques for exam management. Constant feedback loops and self-assessment reminders help your child handle the pressure of JC and Secondary system — these consistency training components help your child concentrate on correctly remembering the core subject-specific skills gained in school.

GCE A Level 8867/9749 Physics Syllabus 2017

Understanding the Syllabus of JC A Level Physics
Students taking the A-level physics exam are advised to analyze the criteria of the syllabus and define the essential components that influence how the subjects will be revised. At the Advanced Level, they may either take H1 Physics (8867) or H2 Physics (9749).

Scope of Study For JC Physics

Students are exposed to a wide range of topics that dig into the area of physics.
Students taking H2 Physics are likely to study more topics than those taking H1 Physics.
Still, the aim is to help students gain a deeper understanding of physics’ natural science.


  • Measurement
  • Newtonian Mechanics
  • Waves
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Nuclear Physics


  • Measurement
  • Newtonian Mechanics
  • Thermal Physics
  • Oscillation and Waves
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Modern Physics

Learning never exhausts the mind

Leonardo da Vinci

Format of Physics Examination

How are students going to be tested on the Physics papers?
One of the key areas of the A Level Physics syllabus is the assessment scheme which requires students to complete a set of papers within a given timeframe. Each of these papers contains specific sorts of questions that evaluate students’ ability to effectively apply their knowledge of physics.

H1 Physics (8867) Format

Students are supposed to complete two papers for taking H1 Physics.

Paper 1: Multiple Choice Questions

Paper 1 contains 30 multiple choice questions to be answered within 1 hour. Paper 1 accounts for 33 percent of the overall grade.

Paper 2: Structured Questions

Paper 2 allows students to pick two out of three 20-mark questions. Those questions test students’ ability to combine their knowledge and comprehension towards physics. Paper 2 is to be done within 2 hours, taking 67 percent of the overall grade.

H2 Physics (9749) Format

Paper 1: Multiple Choice Questions

Students are expected to complete four papers for taking the H2 Physics. Paper 1 consists of 30 questions of multiple choice, to be completed within 1 hour. Paper 1 represents 15 percent of the overall grade.

Paper 2: Structured Questions

Paper 2 consists of structured questions which require students to incorporate knowledge based on their understanding of the syllabus of A-level physics. Students will need to attempt data-based questions, which contain a specified collection of information to be analyzed by them. They have 2 hours to complete Paper 2 and it holds 30% of the overall grade.

Paper 3: Long Structured Questions

Paper 3 includes the longer structured questions concerning different topics integration. Paper 3 lasts 2 hours and occupies 35 percent of overall grade.

Paper 4: Practical Assessment

Paper 4, aka practical assessment, tests the students’ skills in terms of planning, manipulation, measurement and observation, data presentation, analysis and evaluation. Students are given 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the assessment which is 20 percent of the overall grade.


  • Paper 1: Multiple Choice Questions
  • Paper 2: Structured Questions


  • Paper 1: Multiple Choice Questions
  • Paper 2: Structured Questions
  • Paper 3: Long Structured Questions
  • Paper 4: Practical Assessment