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  • Physics

    Department Profile

    Ms A Fleming BSc (Hons.) - Head of Physics

    The Physics department is a very successful curriculum area. We bring traditional science into the 21st century to prepare students for interesting and varied careers post-university. Physics a challenging and rewarding subject for understanding the world at large and it is an essential subject choice for many careers in medicine and engineering to name but two. We have two fully resourced specialist Physics laboratories and a third shared general laboratory for small group teaching. Physics is taught by skilled and knowledgeable subject specialists well supported by our highly trained technical team. Physics is offered as a separate subject at GCSE and ‘A’ level, and is a popular choice for students in the sixth form.  

    Cross-curricular Links

    The Physics department extensively contributes towards Upton Court Grammar School’s specialist Science status. For example, the Physics department works well with Technology in designing and making hovercrafts, and racing them.  During Science week, pupils pursue a number of Physics related activities, such as building propeller driven cars and racing them and building bridges and testing them.

     

    GCSE Physics students enjoying learning about forces