Physics

Course ID
A Level (Physics) and IGCSE (Physics, Science Double Award)

Introduction to the Physics department

The Physics department at Wolverhampton Grammar school aims to develop interests in the way the physical world around us works and how we in turn interact with it. They aim to do this through stimulating the students curiosity and engaging them with practical activities.

The department includes three full time teachers and a technician and three dedicated and recently refurbished laboratories in the Merridale building. These are well stocked with apparatus including the latest Pasco data-logging equipment. Students benefit from trips to the ThinkTank and science lectures at The University of Birmingham.

In Years 7 and 8 the aim is to ensure that students have the same knowledge of the fundamental physical concepts. As they progress through the GCSE years they develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the subject. Emphasis is placed upon developing this understanding using practical and real life examples. Some students are entered for the Physics Challenge in Year 11.

Physics is a popular choice at A Level. It is essential for the study of engineering and many other science related courses at university. A deeper understanding of the intricacies of the atom and the nature of our universe are developed over the two year course. The department has a good record in the Physics Olympiad which is used to stretch the most able students.

Students can study single sciences ie biology, chemistry and physics at GCSE or the Science Double Award, which counts as two GCSEs.

Existing parents can use the Parent Portal to learn more about the curriculum for this subject subject.

Prospective parents and students can also contact the School’s Admissions Registrar, Jane Morris by telephone: 01902 421326 or email: jam@wgs-sch.net to learn more about how we teach subjects within this discipline.

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