SCHOOL PRODUCTION

Great Expectations Part One - Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December 2017.  Start time 7.00pm.

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"Join us for the first half of an epic journey through the greatest story ever told. The tale of Pip, Charles Dickens' mighty "Great Expectations" will straddle the two ends of this academic year. Part One of this two-part adaptation will be performed next week on Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December in the Main Hall at 7pm. (Please note the earlier than usual start time). Part Two will form our Trinity Term drama production in July 2018. Lose yourself in the interlocking destinies of some of the most celebrated characters in English Literature, brought to life by a huge and eclectic cast drawn from students in every year group in the school and with a record number of teaching staff mining their thespian talent! This promises to be a very special evening of live theatre."

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, 8 and 9 Physics is taught as a separate subject. In Years 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.