Physics is the natural science concerned with the structure of matter and the interactions between the fundamental constituents of the observable universe.  Physics is one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines whose aim is the discovery and formulation of the fundamental laws of nature.

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To find out more about how the subject is taught at various levels, click on one of the links below:

All students in Physics are assessed in the following skill areas:

  • Their understanding of the subject and their ability to explain ideas
  • Their use of formulae
  • Their ability to understand and apply units
  • Their grasp of scientific vocabulary
  • Their understanding of how the process of science works
  • Their ability to plot and interpret graphs

These strands run through every physics module that is taught, from Year 7 to Year 13, and students are graded according the criteria here. To improve in a given area, here are some useful tips.

More useful links can be found on the SGS Physics website.

The Physics Links page contains web sites covering the latest news, views, reference material and educational animations.

The Physics Department staff are:

  • Mr J Costello BSc (Assistant Headteacher)
  • Mr O James BEng (Head of STEM Curriculum)
  • Mr A Marsh BSc (Head of Upper School)
  • Mr R Turner BEd (Head of Physics & Head of Science)
  • Mr Z Zakrzewski 
  • Mr G Hagopian MSc (Technician)
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