Introduction

The Pearson Edexcel Advanced Subsidiary in Physics is designed for use in schools and colleges. It is part of a suite of GCE qualifications offered by Pearson.

It is beneficial to be able to make predictions about the way moving objects behave. By no means in the early chapter learner will learn about some equations of motion that can be used to calculate the speed and acceleration of things, and the distances they travel in a particular time.

Meantime, learners will also get introduced to how we use mains electricity. Electricity, supplied by power stations, for all kinds of appliances in our homes, offices, landmarks, etc. So it is very important to know how to use it safely. 

Finally, we can see, we can hear. Waves, such as sound waves and light waves, affect all aspects of our lives. Which later, we also use to our advantage, particularly in the field of communication.

Purpose of the Specifications

This specification sets out: 

• the objectives of the qualification 

• any other qualifications that a student must have completed before taking the qualification 

• any prior knowledge and skills that the student is required to have before taking the qualification 

• any other requirements that a student must have satisfied before they will be assessed or before the qualification will be awarded 

• the knowledge and understanding that will be assessed as part of the qualification 

• the method of assessment and any associated requirements relating to it 

• the criteria against which a student’s level of attainment will be measured (such as assessment criteria).