In Physics, there are 5 overarching areas: Forces and Motion, Energy, Atoms, Waves, and Electricity. In Year 9, the topics are short to provide a foundation for further years. The topics are continued in Years 10 and 11, as part of a ‘spiralling curriculum’. From Year 9 onwards, the material is GCSE standard and all lessons are taught by specialist teachers. The lessons contain practicals when possible so experimental and analytical skills can be developed, as well as the mathematical techniques essential for success in the subject.
Year 9  Pupils receive two hours a fortnight for each of the three sciences.
Topic 1 (SepOct) The kinetic theory model 
Topic 2 (OctNov) Electricity 1 
Topic 3 (DecJan) Motion 




Topic 4 (JanMarch) Springs 
Topic 5 (MarchMay) Force Fields 
Topic 6 (JuneJuly) Energy 



Year 10  Pupils receive three hours a fortnight.
Topic 1 (SepOct) Motion 1 
Topic 2 (OctNov) Motion 2 
Topic 3 (DecJan) Electricity 2 




Topic 4 (JanMarch) Waves 
Topic 5 (MarchMay) Radioactivity 1 
Topic 6 (JuneJuly) Electricity 3 



Year 11  Pupils receive four hours a fortnight.
Topic 1 (Sep) Astronomy 
Topic 2 (Oct) Radioactivity 2 
Topic 3 (NovDec) Magnetism 




Topic 4 (JanFeb) Forces and their effects 
Topic 5 (FebApr) The particle model 
AprMay Revision 


Also see related pages: Curriculum and Prospectus