How did the universe begin? Is nuclear fusion the energy resource of the future? How does a quantum computer work? Does the Higgs boson exist?
Physics enables us to work towards the answers to these and other big questions. The skills developed are also transferable to a wide range of careers, including engineering, science, finance, computer science, business and medicine.
The Physics Department provides a rich curriculum, developing a student’s ability for critical and independent thinking. Students learn in well-resourced laboratories using modern techniques such as computer simulations and data logging. At RGS Worcester, we endeavour to promote good investigative skills from the first year, with a firm emphasis on practical work.
Physics is a popular subject at GCSE, and large numbers of students choose to take the subject at A Level. Students will encounter opportunities for learning beyond the classroom, including trips to CERN and the chance to enter the Physics Olympiad.