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Cambridge Pre-U Physics gives learners a firm foundation in classical physics, along with an introduction to some intellectually stimulating modern concepts such as special relativity, quantum physics and astrophysics. It develops learners' understanding of the historical development of some concepts of physics, and the link between experiment and theory. The course allows some degree of flexibility, enabling teachers to adapt their teaching to suit the differing needs of learners.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
The last examination series for Cambridge Pre-U Physics (9792) will be June 2023. There is a resit opportunity in June 2024, there is no option for candidates to resit after this date. We communicated this decision to schools in November 2019.
Cambridge International and OCR (Oxford, Cambridge & RSA) exam boards are both part of the Cambridge Assessment group. Between us, we are able to offer alternative post-16 qualifications in physics. This mapping document shows how the areas of study, assessment objectives, and assessment methods map to equivalent alternative qualifications.
We have made some changes to the wording and layout of the front covers of our question papers to reflect the new Cambridge International branding and to make instructions clearer for candidates.
You will see these changes on live question papers from June 2020 and therefore we have made these changes on the specimen materials for this syllabus. The specimen questions and mark schemes remain the same.
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