The O Level Physics syllabus aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of energy, matter, and their interrelationships through the investigation of natural phenomena. The theories and concepts in the O Level Physics syllabus belongs to Classical Physics. Modern Physics involving studying the quantum properties at the atomic and sub-atomic scale are still in the process of making new discoveries.
Subject Assessment Objectives
Scheme of Assessment / Exam Format
Students are required to complete all 3 papers:
Type of Paper
Structured and Free Response
1 h 45 min
1 h 50 min
Theory paper consisting of 40 compulsory multiple-choice questions. (40 marks)
Theory paper consisting of 2 sections:
Practical assessment consisting of 2 sections:
Students are not allowed to refer to notebooks, textbooks or any other information during the assessment.
Syllabus Content Topics
1. Physics Quantities, Units and Measurement
4. Mass, Weight and Density
5. Turning Effect of Forces
7. Energy, Work and Power
8. Kinetic Model of Matter
9. Transfer of Thermal Energy
11. Thermal Properties of Matter
12. General Wave Properties
14. Electromagnetic Spectrum
Electricity & Magnetism
16. Static Electricity
17. Current of Electricity
18. D.C. Circuits
19. Practical Electricity
22. Electromagnetic Induction
Students should be able to apply these mathematical topics in O-Level Physics subject:
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