Pupils start to cultivate a solid foundation of general Physics knowledge and develop critical thinking, data analysis, experimental design and problem-solving skills. The syllabus moves at a pace to improve the scientific literacy of pupils and English skills in the sciences, which will adequately prepare pupils for further study in Physics.
Pupils are entered for the Cambridge Assessment International Education IGCSE Physics (0972), which covers five main topics in Physics: motion and forces, thermodynamics, waves, electricity and magnetism and atomic physics. The course aims to develop the theoretical and practical aspects of Physics, thereby improving upon pupils’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills, giving pupils a greater understanding of the world around them and preparing them for further Physics study at A Level and beyond.
Physics is taught in a purpose-built laboratory stocked with the necessary materials for designing and carrying out experimental work. There are numerous opportunities throughout the year for pupils to put their knowledge of Physics into practice outside of lessons by participating in Science Week activities and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities that are regularly held as part of the Saturday and Post-GCSE programmes.