This course outline is intended as a general guide for a WEAC / GCSE ‘O’ Level Physics course scheduled across twenty sessions. Please note that the pace and depth of content covered in each session might need to be adjusted based on the student’s specific needs and prior knowledge. This layout should provide a robust framework for students with a basic understanding of physics. However, the actual curriculum could vary for beginners or more advanced students.

The structure of the course can be flexibly adjusted to cater to the unique requirements of each student or group, ensuring that all learners can navigate the course successfully and reach their full potential. This personalised approach ensures students are appropriately supported and challenged throughout their journey.


Session 1: Introduction to GCSE Physics

  • Overview of the WAEC/GCSE Physics syllabus.
  • Introduction to key Physics concepts and principles.

Session 2-3: Forces

  • Understanding different types of forces.
  • Free body diagrams and resolving forces.
  • Work done, energy, and power.

Session 4-5: Energy

  • Energy forms and energy transfer.
  • Conservation of energy and efficiency.
  • Renewable and non-renewable energy sources.

Session 6-7: Waves

  • Characteristics of waves.
  • Electromagnetic spectrum.
  • Reflection, refraction, and diffraction.

Session 8-9: Light and Sound

  • Properties of light and sound.
  • Reflection, refraction, lenses, and the human eye.
  • Sound waves and their applications.

Session 10-11: Electricity and Magnetism

  • Electric circuits, current, voltage, resistance.
  • Domestic electricity and safety.
  • Magnetic fields, electromagnets, and motors.

Session 12-13: Particle Model of Matter

  • States of matter and changes of state.
  • Density and pressure.
  • Kinetic theory of gases.

Session 14-15: Atomic Structure

  • Atomic models and structure of atoms.
  • Radioactivity and nuclear radiation.
  • Nuclear fission and fusion.

Session 16: Space Physics

  • Solar system, stars, and galaxies.
  • The life cycle of a star.
  • The Big Bang Theory.

Session 17: Practical Skills

  • Developing experimental skills.
  • Understanding of key practical techniques.

Session 18: Revision

  • Review of major topics.
  • Problem-solving and exam-style questions.

Session 19: Problem-Solving and Exam Techniques

  • Approaching complex, multi-step problems.
  • Effective revision techniques and exam strategies.

Session 20: Mock Examination and Feedback

  • Full-length mock examination under timed conditions.
  • Detailed feedback and identification of areas for further study.

This proposed course outline covers the main topics in a WEAC / GCSE ‘O’ Level Physics syllabus. However, it should be tailored based on the specific examination board and any recent changes to the syllabus. Regular assessments of student progress should be carried out, and the course structure should be adjusted accordingly to address any areas of difficulty.