Physics is the study of how bodies, small and large, interact with each other. The course looks at motion both on a human scale and a planetary scale, the conservation of energy and the forms it can be found in, the dangers of electricity and how to harness it to control and enrich our lives. Nuclear fusion, fission and decay are all studied with their individual benefits and risks investigated. These areas are all under pinned by calculations and practical demonstrations and investigations. Students are encouraged to ‘think outside the box’, with lively classroom debates.
Physics teaches students to research, make a hypothesis, observe, analyse and calculate, all of which are important transferable skills. Ongoing fields of study are Physics, Maths, Materials, Medical Physics, Nano-technology and Business.
Physics IGCSE is assessed through two written papers (paper one is 2hrs long and the second is 1hr) they will test the students understanding of the concepts covered, ability to recall and apply formula, carry out calculations, their analytical skills and ability to plan investigations.