Physics is the most fundamental of the experimental sciences, as it seeks to explain the universe itself, from the very smallest particles, quarks, to the vast distances between galaxies.
Physics is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. Many students who take Physics at A level go on to study Engineering, Architecture, Astronomy and Physics related courses at university.
The Physics department is committed to providing a supportive and purposeful environment in which students are well supported and encouraged to pursue opportunities to beyond the taught syllabus. All lessons are taught by subject specialists and in dedicated teaching laboratories. Lessons and topics have been developed with an emphasis on a student centred approach to learning, with lessons usually built around investigative practical work.
The Physics Department is also committed to developing our practice as educators and are a member of the Institute of Physics.
Trips, activities and clubs
There are a large range of extra-curricular activities offered for A level Physics students. In the Lower Sixth students have the option to visit the CERN laboratories in Geneva providing a hands on way to see how discoveries are in genuine laboratories that are currently extended out understanding of the world and see the real world applications of the Physics concepts they are learning about in the classroom. There are also a large range of activities that take part closer to home such as:
- The UK Space Design competition
- Physics Olympiad
- A programme of guest speakers
- Physics in Action lectures
- Physics Society
- Engineering Club
- Rocket Club.
- Mr A Hindocha BSc (Head of Physics)
- Mr A Chan MEng
- Dr M Cianciaruso PHD
- Mr J Crowley BEng
- Mrs E Goakes BEng MA (Head of Junior School and Lower School Science)
- Mr G Hammond MEng PGCE
- Mr S Whittaker MSc (Head of Science)
- Mr E Wright MA (Deputy Head)
- Mr G Ward (Physics Technician)