An intensive course in general physics. At Standard Level, greater emphasis is placed on historical development and social implications. The core material covered by Standard Level is the same as Higher Level but in fewer details. Core topics include measurement, mechanics, thermal physics, waves, electricity and magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics. Higher Level students also study two additional options while students at Standard Level study one option. At both levels the course is laboratory based. At Standard Level, students are expected to spend 30 hours of the course on lab work while they spend 50 hours on lab work at Higher Level. Furthermore, students will work on a science group project undertaken by all DP Students.