Welcome to Physics
Physics offers a special way of looking at the world through a combination of experimenting and thinking.
In this way it is hoped that pupils will gain a greater understanding of the physical world and the part Physics plays in industry and improving the quality of life.
A full range of certificated courses is offered in S2 - S6, with pupils doing their curriculum review at the end of S1.
Teachers of Physics
Ms A Naseer (PT) (Room C209)
Mr A Atkinson (Room C212)
Mr C McCusker (Room C208)
Mrs H McLaughlin (Room C213)
Mr B McMullen (Room C216)
Ms A Clark (Technician)
Where is the Physics Department?
Medicine, Dentistry, Ophthalmic Optician, Radiography, Physiotherapy, Veterinary, Nursing, etc.
Plumbers and Joiners require some background knowledge of electrical work, as do Electricians separately.
Physics is required in all types of Engineering courses at College and University and for all types of Physical Science degrees.
A qualification in Physics is necessary to be a Physics teacher. It is also handy to have if you are a Biology, Chemistry or primary school teacher.
Non Numerate Courses at College or University
Many pupils use Higher Physics as a numerate subject at this level if their curriculum is based on literary subjects to provide a balance.
For General Interest
As every pupil has to study a Science subject in S2 and S3, many pupils choose to study Physics as they enjoy the subject. It could be that they do not require any Science subject for their future career.
Where are they now?
This page gives a record of what Advanced Higher Physics classes of previous years are doing now, whether they are at college, university or in the work place.
- 2016-17 Advanced Higher Physics Class [pdf 89KB]
- 2015-16 Advanced Higher Physics Class [pdf 91KB]
- 2014-15 Advanced Higher Physics Class [pdf 91KB]
- 2013-14 Advanced Higher Physics Class [pdf 91KB]
- 2012-13 Advanced Higher Physics Class [pdf 57KB]
- 2011-12 Advanced Higher Physics Class [pdf 60KB]
- 2010-11 Advanced Higher Physics Class [pdf 57KB]
- 2008-09 Advanced Higher Physics Class [pdf 58KB]
Positive Mental Attitude (PMA)
In order to be successful in anything that you do in life, including your studies, you must have a PMA. Negativity drains your energy and helps you to lose focus on what is important.
Reading the three documents below on Positivity, Perspective and Graphic Thoughts will hopefully put a smile on your face and fill you with positive vibes.