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


In the Sixth Form there are currently five teaching groups and numbers of both boys and girls are very healthy. The A level syllabus contains a great deal of interesting and relevant physics, and provides an excellent platform for a variety of degrees. It is certainly becoming a valuable course for those wanting to follow medicine, particularly with developments in medical imaging and radiotherapy.


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:

  • CERN in Geneva for the Upper Sixth.

  • This year, Lower Sixth Physicists visited the Joint European Torus and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Culham for the first time.


We have received a number of visiting speakers including:


Physics is taught by:

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