Confusion going forward with 2021 / 2022 Physics A-Levels

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I have question regarding A-Levels Phyiscs, I have read somewhere that they have changed the examination style, and no more Practicals. So my questions is A-Levels Cambridge or EdExcel has no practicals? I am private candidate, so if practicals are required than how would I write? I am based outside UK, so will be giving International CIE or EDEXCEL.
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I have question regarding A-Levels Phyiscs, I have read somewhere that they have changed the examination style, and no more Practicals. So my questions is A-Levels Cambridge or EdExcel has no practicals? I am private candidate, so if practicals are required than how would I write? I am based outside UK, so will be giving International CIE or EDEXCEL.
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In September 2015, practical work in A-Level Physics stopped being assessed through examination – but was still a core part of the curriculum.
https://nustem.uk/required-practicals/
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In September 2015, practical work in A-Level Physics stopped being assessed through examination – but was still a core part of the curriculum.
https://nustem.uk/required-practicals/
There used to be a thing called ISA papers where you were tested on each practical. You were also tested during the practical much more formally than now.

From 2015 you still do required practicals but different competences are tested for each practical. Your school has to sign you off at the end of the course whether you have successfully completed the competences and all the required practicals or you haven’t.

(I am still studying A Level physics in year 12 so this may not all be correct)
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There used to be a thing called ISA papers where you were tested on each practical. You were also tested during the practical much more formally than now.

From 2015 you still do required practicals but different competences are tested for each practical. Your school has to sign you off at the end of the course whether you have successfully completed the competences and all the required practicals or you haven’t.

(I am still studying A Level physics in year 12 so this may not all be correct)
Yes, this is all correct However, frankjr as you are a private candidate, the best option would be to take Edexcel International A level physics, which has no coursework and no need for a practical endorsement - the practical element of the course is examined by a 90-minute examination paper.
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