The aim of our Physics Department is to give our pupils insight into the underlying nature of our world and its place in the universe. From sub atomic particles to galaxies in the solar system, our pupils are taught a varied range of topics throughout their time studying physics, and will often utilise knowledge learned in other subjects such as mathematics, chemistry, biology and geography. Studying physics can open up a wealth of job opportunities in industries such as energy, astrophysics and aerospace engineering.
The ethos within all of our science subjects is that practical methods are the best way for our pupils to learn, and physics is no exception. From Upper 1 pupils take part in experiments, such as understanding electrical circuits or measuring pendulum motion, forming a foundation of skills which will help them in more advanced practical’s further down the line. As pupils progress through Upper School they will learn about other topics such as energy, sound & music, waves & radiation and particles, while also being given the opportunity to carry out an assignment that embodies both research and communication on a topic of their own choosing.
Our physics classrooms are located in our custom built science block and feature a selection of apparatus and devices for our pupils to use to accurately measure and record findings. Regular guest speakers come in to give lectures to our pupils about advancements in the world of physic, helping pupils to relate what they are learning to real-world situations. Our pupils also visit local universities to attend practical sessions where they will get the opportunity to use more advanced scientific equipment as well as get a feel of what it would be like to study the course at a higher level.
In recent years our pupils have been accepted onto courses such as physics with astrophysics, geophysics & meteorology and aerospace engineering after studying physics at Albyn. Our team of dedicated teaching staff make the complexities of the subject comprehendible to our pupils whilst instilling a sense of curiosity and wonderment which is why it remains a popular subject choice throughout Upper School and beyond.
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