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Physics

Physics is about how the fundamental interactions of the universe work.  We learn about electricity, energy, forces and radiation.  We also find out more about what scientists cannot yet explain.

Physics is taught as a separate subject by science teachers in Year 7 and 8 and by specialist physics teachers to all pupils up to Year 11.

At CGS we have high expectations for our students and are proud of our excellent results.  The majority of students achieve a 9 or 7 grade at GCSE and an A*-B grade at A level.

Key Stage 3

(Year 7)

Forces 1.1 Speed 1.2 Gravity
Electromagnetics 2.1 Potential difference and resistance 2.2 Current
Energy 3.1 Energy costs 3.2 Energy transfer
Waves 4.1 Sound 4.2 Light

 

(Year 8)

Forces 1.3 Contact forces 1.4 Pressure
Electromagnetics 2.3 Magnestism 2.4 Electromagnets
Energy 3.3 Work 3.4 Heating and cooling
Waves 4.3 Wave effects 4.4 Wave properties

 

AQA GCSE Physics 8463

All pupils are given the opportunity to take a GCSE in Physics in Year 11.

We start Key Stage 4 in Year 9 and work towards the terminal examinations in Year 11. Students have access to a digital copy of the AQA physics text book as well as other digital resources on kerboodle to support homework and revision.

The course consists of the following topics:

Year 9 – Energy, Electricity, Particle mode of matter

Year 10 – Atomic structure, Forces

Year 11 – Waves, Magnetism and electromagnetism, Space

There are two equally weighted one hour examinations at the end of the course.

AQA GCE A level Physics 7408

Students have access to a digital copy of the AQA A level physics book as well as other digital resources on kerboodle to support homework and revision.

Year 12 - Particle physics and radiation, Mechanics, Measurements and their errors, Materials, Waves and Electricity

Year 13 - Gravitational, Electric and magnetic fields, Further mechanics and thermal physics, Nuclear physics and Astrophysics

Students will be required to complete twelve core practicals within the two year and there will be three two hour exams at the end of the course.

 

A level Physics:  Please see the Sixth Form section of our website: sixth-form-subject-information