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Physics

Exploding stars, fission reactors, superconductors and particle accelerators.

With a hands-on experimental focus, we take pupils on an adventure of discovery to understand the universe at its most fundamental levels, help them to develop highly valuable problem-solving skills at every stage of learning, and instil in them a healthy respect for the scientific method.

Always aiming to build an in-depth understanding from basic principles, our excellent teachers also regularly link the fascinating theories to their real-world applications. Our teachers cater for all abilities using many varied methods to allow pupils to access content in different ways and provide the support they need to progress skills.

Our pupils excel, we consistently show that we add value to pupils’ attainment in public exams. Alongside this pupils’ achievements in external competitions, for example the Physics Olympiad and Ogden Physics Challenge, have been outstanding.

Why do universities and employers love Physics pupils? The higher level skills developed translate to many applications:

I. Problem solving skills
II. Applying Maths to real life situations
III. Communicating logic behind conclusions
IV. Data analysis skills

Classroom-based learning is complemented with many enrichment events and trips throughout the year. With opportunities ranging from lunch-time interactive webinar lectures with UK universities, a trip to the Medical Physics Department at the local hospital, to the annual trip to Geneva visiting the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Latest News

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

The “Around the World in 80 Minutes” Spring Concert was an event of extraordinary scope and execution, so grand that to say it took the audience on a whirlwind global tour would be an understatement.

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Oxford University success for Freya!

Congratulations Freya!

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1st XV Semi Final Success

Semi Final Success for Blundell's 1st XV!

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Carol Service at Exeter Cathedral

The Carol Service in Exeter Cathedral has consistently been a highlight on the school calendar, and this year proved to be no exception.

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Provisional Choral Scholarships from Somerville College, Oxford

A huge congratulations to Jack and Finn for receiving provisional Choral Scholarship from Somerville College, Oxford.

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Foyle Young Poet of the Year

Congratulations to Freya (Y13) who has won the prestigious award for her work!

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Williams Cup 2023

Year 9 took to Haytor on Dartmoor for the 2023 Williams Cup!

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Academic Full Colours

Congratulations to Freya who is the first student of the academic year to be awarded Full Colours.

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First Gold DofE Award of this academic year!

Congratulations to Isobel who has been awarded the first Gold DofE Award of the academic year!

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