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Advanced Programme Physics

Secure your competitive edge and get a head start for university.


2-year programme
Grade 11-12
Advantage Learn is a registered distance education provider for the Advanced Programmes with the IEB. Matric AP learners will be examined for certification via the Independent Examination Board.

Wondering whether AP Physics is right for you?

What is AP Physics?

Advanced Programme Physics (AP Physics) is offered by the IEB as a certified exam and is quality assured by Umalusi. The exam is written by learners during their Grade 12 final exams, however, learners wanting to write this exam in Grade 12 begin preparing for it from Grade 11. Over the course of this two-year programme, learners cover advanced analytical skills, thermal physics, modern physics, mechanics, charged particles in electric and magnetic fields and oscillations.

The key benefits of AP Physics

  • Become more comfortable with Physical Science and, thus, improve your results.
  • Get a head start on challenging university topics.
  • Improve your university application by standing out from other candidates.
  • Develop your independent study skills and critical thinking in preparation for university.
  • Open doors to international universities.

Who should take AP Physics?

  • Learners with a strong Physical Science competency level.
  • Learners who are interested in Physical Science and want to extend themselves.
  • Learners who want to better their Physical Science results.
  • Learners who want to better prepare themselves for tertiary study.
  • Learners who want to differentiate themselves when applying to universities.
  • Learners who are looking to apply to international universities.

The benefits of learning online

  • Study at your own pace anytime, anywhere.
  • Learn from expertly-designed curriculum and video lessons.
  • Revise concepts as much and as frequently as needed.
  • Test your understanding though online quizzes and sample questions.
  • Access live chat support from AP Physics educators to help you reach your learning goals.
  • Track your learning through comprehensive reports and feedback from your educators.

Learning AP Physics online

Online live lessons

Our online live lessons are designed for learners who want a regular structure to learning AP Physics by attending weekly online live lessons.

  • Learners can engage and ask questions like they would in a classroom environment
  • Attendance and progress are tracked in line with the live lesson programme
  • Lessons are recorded and made available to all our AP Physics learners
For schools

Advantage Learn has provided schools across South Africa with resources and support in providing Advanced subjects. If your school is looking to outsource Advanced Programme Physics, you’re in good hands. We have school packages available and will be happy to engage with you around a bespoke package for your school.

Learn more about our school packages.

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Course details

Term dates

Our AP Physics programme works on a 2-semester calendar. All lesson, tests and examinations are within both a 3-term and 4-term school calendar, enabling any learner to join with confidence that you will not be required to attend a lesson during your school holidays.

Due to the delay in the 2021 school calendars being confirmed our 2021 dates are not finalised

Semester 1 Semester 2
Dates* 27th January 2021 - 4th June 2021 (there will be a mid-semester break) 19th July 2021 - 27th October 2021 (there will be a mid-semester break)

*Academic calendar designed to accommodate both 3-term and 4-term schools.


AP Physics fees are paid annually and cost the same for all grades 11 and 12. Learners commit to the programme each year and can pay upfront or split the payments over 6 months.

Upon successful application onto our AP programme, our finance team will contact you to discuss payments with you.

Payment plan Cost per year
Full price per annum R 6 670
6 months at R 1167.25 (includes a 5% administration fee and the early bird discount does not apply) R 1 167.25 per month


The weekly online AP Physics lessons are taught by subject expert, Tyler Rodrigues, who authored the first-ever IEB AP Physics textbook in 2019. Rodrigues uses this textbook in tandem with the online lessons to ensure that learners can benefit from the most comprehensive and up-to-date AP Physics learning materials available.

This workbook is included within the programme costs

Grade Workbook
Grade 11 Advanced Programme Physics Part A
Grade 12 Advanced Programme Physics Part B

Online live lessons timetable per grade

The online live lessons are held weekly for each grade and in each lesson, learners will be guided by their AP Physics educator as well as a technical support team member.

Online live lessons Grade 11 Grade 12
Day Thursdays Wednesdays
Time 17:30-19:00 17:30-19:00


Learners will be assessed throughout the programme to determine their understanding of the subject. Assessment dates will be provided before the programme begins

AP Physics Includes

  • Recordings of the weekly online live lessons
  • Support from our team of AP Physics teachers via live chat
  • The prescribed AP Physics textbook for the programme
  • Assessments, reporting and feedback
  • End-of-year completion certificates

Learners can join Advantage Learn for AP Physics from the beginning of 2021 by successful application only.

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Preview AP Physics

Preview Grade 11 AP Physics

Taught and designed by subject matter experts

Tyler Rodrigues PGCE, BScHons

Degree Major: Chemistry
Institution: University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Graduated: 2005

Teaching experience

  • IEB Physical Science marker since 2009.
  • IEB National Subject Forum representative 2016-2018
  • Author of Advanced Programme Physics textbook and workbook.
  • HOD of Science at Maris Stella (IEB), KZN.
  • Previous HOD of Science at St.Henry’s Marist College (IEB), KZN.
  • Previous Physical Science teacher at Pinetown Boys’ High School (DBE), KZN.
  • Physical Science teacher since 2007

Crispian Lees MSc

Degree Major: Chemical Engineering
Institution: University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Graduated: 2013

Teaching experience

  • Advantage Learn NBT teacher since 2018.
  • AP Maths teacher at Reddam House Umhlanga in 2018.
  • Process Engineer at Sasol 2013 – 2017
  • Advantage Learn science workshops educator since 2014.
  • Assistant lecturer (Chemical Engineering faculty at UKZN) in 2013.
  • Advantage Learn AP Maths teacher since 2013.
  • AP Maths teacher at Thomas More College 2009-2012.

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