How does your mobile phone, TV or car work? Can you solve global warming or find a black hole? Physics is the magic door to the universe.
Although the Physics course broadly follows the National Curriculum at key stage 3 (years 7 to 9), the emphasis is on interest and fun. We do a lot of experiments and kinaesthetic learning in Physics including a soldering project in year 7. All years have the opportunity to join in with Science Club where we concentrate on the delicious and surprising side of science; we create meringues using microwaves and stick skewers through balloons without popping them! Astronomy Club is also open to all years and the students get the opportunity to use a 2 meter telescope, and discuss light years, supernovae and extra terrestrials while drinking tea and eating biscuits.
At GCSE we follow both a triple and double science course. Physics is taught separately from the other sciences which ever course you choose. Again the emphasis is on interesting and unusual demonstrations and experiments to help understanding of concepts. For example, sweets used as protons and neutrons, class debates on the energy crisis and the electromagnetic spectrum taught using the students' mobile phones as a resource.