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Physics

In the Physics department, we aim to:

  • Stimulate an interest in and enjoyment of Physics.
  • To foster an understanding of the importance of Physics in the modern world.
  • To encourage the development of practical and analytical skills through regular, relevant practical work.

Resources

All students will be given a login for GCSE POD, which covers all courses and will be able to sign up to Seneca Learning.

Further course details and past papers can be found on the AQA website https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/physics-8463.

Click the links for AQA Combined Science Trilogy (8464) or Physics (8463).

BBC Bitesize has useful revision resources: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/aqa/

Science Lab has useful revision resources: http://www.sciencelab.org.uk/resourcezone/physics.php.

Extra curricular

There are various Enrichment oppertunities within the science department each year, which the students can sign up for.

Our Students Say:

‘Can you give us a bigger shock’ – with regard to the Van De Graff Generator.

Years 10 - 11

We study the AQA specification at GCSE. Students will sit external examinations for this in the summer of Year 11. Students are entered either for Triple Science or Combined Science GCSEs. We encourage the development of knowledge and understanding in Physics by providing the students with opportunities for working scientifically. We will complete a number of practical activities throughout the course. Students will need to be able to recall these practicals in the examinations.

We also recommend buying a copy of the CGP revision guide for AQA Physics. This is available through Parent Pay. The students have access to the online textbook on the Kerboodle website.

Topics we cover are:

  • 4.1 Energy
  • 4.2 Electricity
  • 4.3 Particle Model
  • 4.4 Atomic Structure
  • 4.5 Forces
  • 4.6 Waves
  • 4.7 Electo & Magnetism
  • 4.8 Space Physics (Physics only)
  • 4.9 Key Ideas

Sixth Form

Please visit the V6 Sixth Form website for information about Physics A-Level.

Full Course Information is available here

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