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Physics attempts to explain the fundamental workings of the material world, from the tiny scale of subatomic particles, up to planets, galaxies and the entire universe. It is the fundamental science upon which all other sciences are based.
We take for granted modern technology such as CD players, mobile phones, nuclear power stations, computers and satellites. The development of our technology has been built on the work of scientists such as Newton, Maxwell, Rutherford and countless others, who have helped to transform our world over the last few centuries.
The College teaches Edexcel IGCSE Physics. In IGCSE, Physics students will learn about the discoveries that scientists have made over the centuries, and gain an understanding of how the material world can be analysed in terms of its fundamental laws, and then apply this understanding to solving scientific problems.
Over the year, students will study many areas of Physics, including forces, motion, electricity, waves, energy, solids, liquids, gases, magnetism, electromagnetism, astronomy, radioactivity and particles. For full details see
Wherever possible, the teaching is aided by interactive computer simulations of physical processes, displayed on the electronic Smart Board®. Such simulations can help the learning process by bringing topics to life in a way that is not possible with static drawings on a whiteboard or in a book.
Regular timed tests are incorporated into every stage of the course. These are set and marked by the college. The actual Edexcel exam papers are set and marked externally. There is no practical examination or coursework, but some of the exam questions are designed to test the students' investigative skills, which they will have learnt from practicals performed during the year.
This Physics course will suit students with an enquiring mind and a desire to learn to think more logically and understand the basic rules that govern the material world.