The aim of the Physics Department is to provide pupils with a wide knowledge and understanding of Physics and its applications and an ability to apply this knowledge to unseen challenges and situations.

This is done through the provision of a high quality of teaching and learning, following the syllabuses laid down by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

In order to address our aims we have the following objectives:

  • to promote an appreciation of the world around us, and to encourage pupils to use their developing skills to investigate our environment and our role within it
  • to enable our pupils to reach their full potential, and obtain as high a qualification as they are capable of, so that they can take full advantage of the rewards of that success
  • to allow pupils to develop their life skills both socially and academically
  • to foster a love for science and discovering laws that control the physical world.