Physics is derived from the Greek word “physis” meaning “nature”. It is one of the three basic natural sciences in which we study matter and energy and their interaction. Physics is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the world and universe behave.

Major topics covered during our course include:

  • Energy Resources
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Forces and their effects
  • The solar system and beyond
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Magnets and Electromagnets
  • Light
  • Sound and Hearing
  • Energy and Electricity
  • Gravity and Space
  • Speeding up
  • Pressure and Moments

In Key Stage 3, we develop the students’ knowledge and understanding of physics which is always underpinned by a combination of hands on practical work and related theoretical study.

We do not simply prepare our students for their IGCSE course, but aim to provide them with an abiding interest in the physical world.