- 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.
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.
- Arduino Club for KS3.
- Revision classes for both KS4 and KS5.
- For KS3 Physics Olympics Competitions run annually, again linked with The Ogden Trust.
Mr PT Hargreaves
Subject Leader Physics