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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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Devizes to Westminster 2022

This Easter, three crews from the Blundell’s Kayak Racing Squad were able to take part in the world famous Devizes to Westminster canoe race.

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Brilliant Blundellians

We have had a great deal of success in our Sciences this term, with many pupils achieving high in a number of national challenges.

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Two pupils awarded the Blundell’s White Blazer

White blazers are awarded to pupils who achieve Full Colours in three areas of the school.

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Blundell's fundraising activities

All four of our school charities provide us with excellent examples of what it means to care for others in practical ways and we are privileged to partner with them and learn from them.

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Blundell's in Space Spring Concert

Wednesday 16 Feb saw the extraordinary Blundell’s in Space Concert.

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Pupil Profile: Molly

Blundell’s pupil wins a place at Cambridge University to study Law.

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The Exeter Chiefs England Rugby Academy

Congratulations to Dan, Ben and Will who have been selected for the Exeter Chiefs DPP U18 Academy Programme. It's great to see our strong connections with Exeter Chiefs continue.

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Pupil Profile: Kabir

Blundell’s pupil wins a place at USA Ivy League University Dartmouth College

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Exeter Cathedral Carol Service

The carol service in Exeter Cathedral is always one of the highlights of the school calendar and this year certainly did not disappoint.

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