Physics

Physics Teachers 

Mr S Taylor, Mr A Gardner, Mrs V Miller

‘There is nothing that living things do that cannot be understood from the point of view that they are made of atoms acting according to the laws of physics’ Richard P. Feynman

S3 Physics

In S3 Physics, you will cover the following topics:

  • Astronomy and Space Exploration
  • Mechanics and Properties of Matter
  • Electricity and Electronic Systems
  • Waves and Magnetism

In “Astronomy and Space Exploration”, we will learn about the variety of celestial objects in our universe, the history of space exploration and discover how our knowledge of our universe has evolved over time.

In “Mechanics and Properties of Matter”, we will learn how to work with speeds, accelerations and forces in relation to different sports. We will also learn about density, air pressure and the uses of compressed air.

In “Electricity and Electronic Systems”, we will learn about voltages, electrical current and resistance while building basic circuits. We will also learn about different electronic components before designing unique circuits for specific jobs.

In “Waves and Magnetism”, we will learn about the properties of sound waves and examine the pitch and volume of different sounds. We will revisit the electromagnetic spectrum and learn how it helps with modern living, and finally discover the power of electromagnets.

S4 Physics

In S4 Physics, you will cover the following topics:

  • Waves
  • Radiation
  • Dynamics
  • Space
  • Properties of Matter
  • Electricity