I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.
Why Study Physics?
Is Physics for You?
We actively encourage co-curricular activities such as lectures, visits and entry to competitions. In addition to this, a number of Sixth Form pupils participate in an inspirational visit to CERN in Geneva. Our pupils have also gained places on Headstart courses where they are able to experience life at university while working in labs.
When you play sport and decide how fast you need to run and in which direction you need to go, you are applying some of the basic laws of physics! How do you catch a cricket ball so that it does not hurt your hand? Do you ever stop to ask "I wonder why"? If you have, then physics is for you!
In Third Form we offer an in-house course entitled From the very big to the very small, followed by the AQA GCSE Physics (8463) course during the Lent Term.
Fourth and Fifth Form pupils will start on the AQA GCSE Physics (8463) course, but may be given the option to follow the AQA Combined Science Trilogy (8464) course after their internal exams and in consultation with members of staff.
Sixth Form pupils follow the OCR Physics A (H556) course.