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The Cambridge IGCSE Physical Science syllabus helps learners to understand the technological world in which they live, and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. It is a single award qualification, earning one grade. They learn about the basic principles of Physical Science through a mix of theoretical and practical studies.
As they progress, learners gain an understanding of how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
We are withdrawing Cambridge IGCSE Physical Science (0652). The last November series for this syllabus will be November 2026.
You may want to consider the following syllabuses as possible alternatives:
We communicated this change to schools in May 2023.
This syllabus is only available in administrative zones 2, 3, 4 and 5. From November 2024, this syllabus will only be available to schools in administrative zone 3. The last examination for schools not in administrative zone 3 will be November 2023. You may want to consider Cambridge IGCSE Combined Science (0653) or Cambridge IGCSE Co-ordinated Science (0654) as possible alternatives. We communicated this withdrawal decision to schools in June 2021. Find out about administrative zones and check the zone for your school here.
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