A Level Physics
In A Level Physics lessons at Bede's, we are looking to inspire the next generation of space scientists, particle physicists and mechanical engineers.
We do this by celebrating achievement, getting pupils talking and helping them thinking about really big ideas.
Physics is all about big ideas, like time, space and matter, and perhaps for that reason many people think you need a brain the size of a planet to be any good at it.
That just isn't true though, and we are proving so every day.
All minds need to be cultivated, trained and inspired, each person helped to see that what seems impossible is probably already happening.
The universe can seem like a confusing place but, in between the electrons and neutrons, dark matter and black holes, we like to remind people that there are more connections in every human brain than there are stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
We encourage pupils to always aim higher at Bede's, to always try harder and to fail with gusto.
After all, it is only through failure that we really learn - that's what it means to experiment.
“ I enjoy helping pupils to consider ‘big’ questions, like “where did the universe come from?” and “why is there something rather than nothing?” These topics exercise the greatest minds in the world. ”
Colin Hiscox, Head of Physics
1 October 2018
Over 20 pupils from across the year groups are busy preparing for the UKSD Competition – and there is still time to get involved.
27 March 2018
Read Molly Fisher-Newton's report on the UK Space Design Competition National Finals at Imperial College London earlier this month
15 September 2017
Sixth Form pupils Parmis and Kozma competed in the International final of the Space Science Competition at NASA.
The thing I would emphasise is that Bede's is geared towards helping every student become a better person.Nadia Gjerdingen, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2015
Let's be honest, at most schools being a Physics and Maths nerd isn't cool. Luckily, at Bede's it genuinely is.James Baldwin, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2012
On my first day at Bede's, the big question in my mind was... Who am I? I had no idea of the person I wanted to become.Annabel Martirossian, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2012
A Level Physics staff
“I enjoy helping students to consider ‘big’ questions, like “where did the universe come from?” and “why is there something rather than nothing?” These topics exercise the greatest minds in the world.”
Colin Hiscox, Head of Physics and Deputy Charleston Housemaster
“There is nothing as exciting as investigating and finding out how the Universe works. I am passionate about inspiring enthusiasm with others, who could become the great scientists of the future. ”
Suzanne Lewis, Teacher of A Level Physics and Teacher of Science, Deputy Charleston Housemistress