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What will I Learn?

Pupils study science in Year 7 and Year 8. From Year 9, As with the other sciences we follow the AQA GCSE specification. This qualification is linear and pupils will sit all their exams at the end of the course.


Pupils will study eight topic areas:

  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Forces
  • Waves
  • Magnetism and electromagnetism
  • Space physics

Investigative Skills Assignment

There is no better way to learn about science than through purposeful practical activities as part of day to day teaching and learning and therefore practical activities are embedded throughout the course and these enhance learners’ understanding of physics theory and practical skills.

GCSE Physics is excellent preparation for A level Physics where the opportunity for in depth study of fascinating aspects of the subject and its application is offered.