Physics

 Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science. – Edwin Powell Hubble

Mrs. Kimi Bothamley

Head of Physics

Mr. Martin Haynes

Mr. Kai Wright

Mrs. Babs Pearce

Technician

Mrs. Kimi Bothamley

Head of Physics

Mr. Martin Haynes

Mr. Kai Wright

Mrs. Babs Pearce

Technician

The Physics department is a wealth of experience and enthusiasm with more than 50 years of teaching between us all. Experience with years 7-13, coaching and mentoring Oxbridge applicants and experience and links with industry.

We offer trips, visits and experiences as a part of the school year to extend the classroom curriculum as we have the strong belief that not all learning happens on the classroom!

Curriculum

Year 9 –

Students cover the topics of Energy, Electricity and Particles, building on and consolidating knowledge from Key Stage 3. Practical and skill development feature greatly in this year’s curriculum in readiness for majority of the curriculum in Year 10.

Making Physics more real and applicable in everyday life through the ideas of renewable energy resources, how to save on the electricity bill, and how the world around us is put together is the key for Year 9.

Year 10 –

Atomic physics, Forces and Waves are the topics for this year, broken down into small chunks in order to create links and vary learning over each half term. Skills are developed and honed in this year around the ideas of nuclear radiation, motion and the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

Year 11 –

A year that re-visits many topics through revision and practice but whilst completing the curriculum with Waves, Forces, Electromagnetism and everybody’s favourite, Space.