Teacher & Students Collaborate to Craft A* Cambridge IGCSE® Physics Summary Book

Cambridge IGCSE® is the world's most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide – and forms the basis of everything Kaleem Akbar teaches his students.

A native Glaswegian, Akbar has spent the past twelve years teaching physics in the Middle East. His latest project is original to say the very least, teaming up with his students to produce a bright and engaging summary book for the entire Cambridge IGCSE Physics course.

‘Cambridge IGCSE Physics Explained’ does exactly as it says on the cover, in a way that will help to prepare any student to excel.



IGCSE Physics Explained is a unique comprehensive summary book, endorsed for revision by Cambridge Assessment International Education, and written specifically to support the Cambridge IGCSE Physics syllabus (0625).

The author, Kaleem Akbar (BSc Hons; MSc; PGDE), has over a decade’s international teaching experience of Physics at IGCSE and A level. He has produced a textbook which fully explains the physics content in clear and simple terms without losing the integrity of the subject matter. This book is unique in that Kaleem’s students have been involved in its design, helping to make it accessible to students from various backgrounds.

This book contains clearly illustrated diagrams, step bPhysics Explainedy step calculations and valuable additional support materials such as a complete formulae summary and glossary of important terms. All core and extended material is clearly highlighted and as a whole helps to guide the learner. The font size is large and the text is well spaced out and easy on the eye. It contains comprehensive notes.


“My goal was to take the core syllabus, and then reach far and beyond it, to add clarity to what students are studying, and put everything into a deeper context,” explains the author. “Students are taken step-by-step through everything they need to learn, and given unique resources to not only help them retain the vital points, but recall them throughout their onward studies, career and life.”

Continuing, “It was so wonderful to collaborate with my students for this project. As you’ll see the second you pick up the book, their talent goes way beyond physics itself!”

Early reviews have been extremely positive. For example, Rawan comments, “This book is without a doubt a lifesaver. Unlike all the others that I've read, this one gets right to the point. Every single piece of information that you need is mentioned and explained intelligently with the aid of easy-to-understand diagrams. The ideas are organised coherently further facilitating your learning experience. There are many helpful tips in every topic to ensure that you are well prepared for your exams. It is by far the best one out there. Highly recommend it.”

Ali Coe adds, “This is a great new book written in easy-to-understand language and with some fab diagrams. It gets straight to the point and yet explains everything fully. And the fact that it is new means that it is bang up-to-date with the latest syllabus. Fantastic!”