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Physics

Physics

AIMS

  • To help pupils acquire a systematic body of knowledge and understanding of Physics.
  • To help pupils appreciate that the concepts of Physics are constantly developing.
  • To stimulate pupils’ interest in Physics, so encouraging them to undertake further studies.
  • To encourage an understanding of technological applications of Physics and its importance as a subject of social, economic and industrial relevance.
  • To continuously challenge pupils to encourage them to reach their full potential.

CURRICULUM

In Years 7 and 8 Physics is taught as a separate subject. In Years 9, 10 and 11 either the AQA Physics GCSE or the AQA Trilogy Combined Science GCSE course can be studied.

FACILITIES AND RESOURCES

  • Four laboratories and one preparation area.
  • Three fully equipped ICT laboratories used by both GCSE and A level classes.
  • An extremely wide range of practical resources used to facilitate learning and to develop practical skills.
  • Class sets of data loggers are available for use in each laboratory along with the relevant software.
  • Kerboodle and Google Classroom are available to all academic Years 7 to 13.

TRIPS AND VISITS

A variety of trips at KS3 and KS4 run each year linked to the Ogden Trust who provide us with funding to subsidise the cost of these. They include visiting a planetarium, an observatory, the Science Museum in London and Jodrell Bank.

EXTRA CURRICULAR

  • Arduino Club for KS3.
  • Revision classes for both KS4 and KS5.
  • For KS3 Physics Olympics Competitions run annually, again linked with The Ogden Trust.

Mrs P Wild
Joint Head of Science and Assistant Head (Data)