Last updated: February 5th, 2024



Teachers of Physics

  • Miss L Cook (Curriculum Leader)
  • Mrs M Ambridge
  • Miss K Atherton
  • Miss V Bates
  • Mr R Beaumont
  • Miss H Dare
  • Mr L Evans
  • Miss K Heeley
  • Mr J Jiagge-Takyi
  • Mr M Lenton
  • Miss V Sears
  • Miss M Townend
  • Mr M Woodhams
  • Mr S Young

Reasons to Study Physics

Studying Physics takes you right across the Universe – from the smallest fundamental particles right up to the formation of the stars and galaxies! During the course you have the opportunity to delve deeper into the how and whys of the Universe, exploring them using observations, practical experiments, mathematical analysis, and discussions. Physics is vital for going on to study a range of subjects, such as Engineering, Physics, even Architecture, but the key skills learnt during a Physics A-Level can be applied to almost any degree or career in the future.

Our Vision for Physics

Students at SJB study Physics as it helps our understanding of the world around us. Everything we know about the universe, from how trees reproduce to what an atom is made up of, is the result of scientific research and experiment. Human progress throughout history has largely rested on advances in science. From our knowledge of gravity to cutting-edge medicines, students of Science have shaped our modern world. All of these advances can trace their origin back to individuals learning about science as students. That’s why it is in all our interests to promote Science as a subject at SJB; it ensures the next wave of progress in all of the fields that affect our daily lives.

Career Paths

Physics opens the doors to a huge range of degree courses and career paths including:

  • Accountancy
  • Banking
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil Service
  • Computing
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Research
  • Industrial Physicist
  • Industrial Research
  • Law (Patent and General)
  • Management Consultancy
  • Medical Physics
  • Physics Teaching
  • Science Journalism

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