Physics is delivered by subject specialists as an independent subject in all years, allowing concepts to be explored and put into context.


In Year 7 and Year 8, pupils are introduced to a wide spectrum of Physics, touching on forces, energy, electricity, the solar system and more. The course is rich in practical work and aims to nurture the boys' enthusiasm for the subject.

From Year 9 through to Year 11, the boys build on some familiar ideas and also meet a number of new concepts. Most of the boys follow the IGCSE, although a small number do transfer to the dual award in Year 10. The IGCSE is a challenging but interesting course and an ideal foundation for A Level.


The Physics Department at Eltham College enjoys three dedicated and well-equipped laboratories, all of which have interactive whiteboards.



We are keen to explore physics outside the laboratory with visits to:

  • Thorpe Park for Year 7

  • Greenwich Observatory for Year 8

  • Imperial College and National Physical Laboratory for Year 10


We have received a number of visiting speakers including:


Physics is taught by:

The department also has its own technician, Mr G Ward.