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