Physics

‘I really like Physics, especially learning about particles and electromagnetic waves. It can be really useful too, like learning about how much energy costs and how to insulate houses. We get to do loads of fun practicals, but I especially enjoy using maths skills to solve challenging problems.’
May, Year 10

As Newton's third law of motion dictates, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. At Keswick School we believe that only by offering our pupils the best education, can we stimulate the impressive Physics results which our pupils consistently achieve. 

From constructing and deploying a water propelled rocket as part of Year 7 ‘Universe Day’, to a Year 12 trip to the world renowned Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, there is always something going on. 

In the Physics department, we see it as our job not only to coach pupils to pass exams, but to develop valuable life skills, such as a sound understanding of mechanics, momentum and electricity. 

We teach pupils to change a power plug, build a replica parachute and turn a regular piece of metal into a magnet and that’s just the start.

With three well equipped laboratories and four specialist Physics teachers, Keswick School pupils receive a full, rich education and our results are testament to this.

We are lucky enough to have access in our labs to a wide range of equipment, including radioactive isotopes and Cathode ray oscilloscopes which allow our pupils to experience what it would be like to work in a professional scientific setting.

All of these factors contribute to give our pupils the best chance to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.
Teaching Staff
Mr D Cragon, BEng, PGCE (Head of Physics)
Mr D Pratt, BA, PGCE 
Mr J P Horne, BA, PGCE
Ms K Gordon BSc, PGCE