Curriculum Vision and Implementation
“The aim of the Physics Department is to foster curiosity and excitement about the physical world. To produce students who are aware of the world around them and how processes within it work and able to solve problems based on these processes”
Highest academic expectations
A structured curriculum path encourages students to develop curiosity about the physical world.
Succeed in their chosen pathway
Students are inspired to engage with developing a range of problem solving skills in relation to potential physics related career opportunities.
Ambition and preparation for life beyond education
A range of teaching approaches and practical applications are explored across the curriculum to develop inquiring minds equipped to deal with adult life.
Individual responsibility and respect
Students are encouraged to work in a climate of mutual respect and trust and take responsibility for their actions & choices.
Academically challenging, ambitious and stimulating curriculum
Physics is taught via detailed schemes of work and practical based activities that consistently enable opportunities to stretch and challenge student thinking.
A modern education
Technology is used effectively to provide opportunities for wider reading and enhance student learning via structured on Google Classroom.
Develop strength of character and resilience
Problem-solving activities are built into lessons and students consistently analyse and evaluate practical data in order to draw conclusions.
Extra curricular diet and personal development opportunities
Physics Olympics is a key part of the school calendar and encourages teamwork and development of problem solving skills.
Curriculum maps are designed to provide adaptive learning experiences for PP/SEND/EAL pupils to enhance opportunities for diversity and inclusivity
Personal and professional excellence and realising potential
High expectations of students in terms of dress and adhesion to laboratory health and safety regulations in order to provide a positive environment for learning physics.
Success and achievement
Student achievements are recognised via VISAs and praise e-mails. Students are also provided with written and verbal positive feedback.
True to subjects core content and concepts
The SOW outline a broad, in depth physics curriculum that encourages a range of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Skills to flourish in the modern world
A broad range of practical and cognitive skills that will enable students to adapt to the adult world.
Future leaders with courage and integrity
The development of resilience and critical thinking skills via a physics curriculum that provides opportunities for showing initiative