Welcome to
the Physics Department!

There are four physics specialists, headed by Mrs Jane Edwards. Mrs Brudenell has a background in engineering, Dr Chater is a particle physicist and Mrs Jackson with a biology and physics degree has an interest in medical physics. We are very fortunate to have four fully equipped, spacious laboratories plus a full time technician. We all believe in making practical work a key focus of learning.

Mrs Jane Edwards, Head of Physics

Facts and figures


The nearest star to us after the Sun is Proxima Centauri which is 4.25 light years away


It takes sunlight 8.3 minutes to reach the Earth from the Sun


While you sit in a physics lesson, the Earth is spinning at 460m/s or 1000mph


The supermassive Black Hole at the centre of our Milky Way is about 4 million times the mass of the Sun

Examination results 2020

GCSE results

  • 9 – 881%
  • 9 – 795%

A-level results

  • A* – A83%
  • A* – B100%

Thank you for visiting the Physics Department