Wilson's School

Physics

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Our Aims

‘But though the professed aim of all scientific work is to unravel the secrets of nature, it has another effect, not less valuable, on the mind of the worker. It leaves him in possession of methods which nothing but scientific work could have led him to invent’ (James Clerk-Maxwell)

We aspire to be one of the best physics departments in the country by giving our students a first class education throughout their time at Wilson’s School. Physics is a vast and exciting subject, which can broadly be summed up as the science of how stuff works. One of our primary aims as a Department is to instil a sense of wonder and curiosity within our students about the universe (and its contents!). Studying Physics allows us to pose and answer questions that this sense of curiosity brings.

In Years 7 and 8 Physics is taught as part of the combined Key Stage 3 science program. We recognise that these formative years lay the foundation for the scientific accomplishments of our students throughout the rest of their academic career. We, therefore, ensure that the Physics department provides significant input into scientific thinking at a junior level.

Our Staff

Mr Brittain (Head of Department)
Mr Carew-Robinson
Mr Benn
Dr Moore