IB Physics

IB Physics notes, past papers and revision materials, collated/written by experienced Physics teacher/examiner, to help IB students succeed in physics!

IB Physics notes IB Physics syllabus IB Physics data booklet

IB Physics formula sheet (annotated)

IB Physics revision

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IB Physics overview and assessment

 Higher level (240 hours)

 Standard level (150 hours)

Key features of the curriculum and assessment models

The external assessment of physics consists of three written papers. In paper 1 there are 30 (at SL) or 40 (at HL) multiple-choice questions. Paper 2 contains short-answer and extended-response questions on the core (and Additional Higher Level (AHL) material at HL). Paper 3 has two sections; Section A contains one data-based question and several short-answer questions on experimental work on the core (and AHL material at HL). Section B contains short-answer and extended-response questions from each of the four options.