Physics

Curriculum Map

The map linked below outlines how we have sequenced our Physics Curriculum to enable Maidstonians to build their knowledge and skills towards clear end points.

  • Physics Years 7-13 Curriculum Outline 2022-2023

 

Key Stage 3: (Years 7-8)

KS3 students study all three sciences delivered by up to three subject specialists. Support study textbooks are also available online to help students.

Over a fortnightly timetable, KS3 students receive:

  • 8 hours of guided classroom learning
  • 1 hour of homework

 

Key Stage 4: Years 9-11

Qualification: GCSE Physics or Double Award Science

Exam board: AQA

All Maidstonians study Double Award Science or choose to specialise through studying Triple Science (separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics). Traditionally, approximately half to two-thirds of Maidstonians choose to specialise. The GCSE course is broken down into three sections. All students study all three sections but those that specialise cover all of the modules studied for the Double Award and incorporate extra material in each of the three disciplines. Students studying for the Double Award end up with two GCSEs in science and those studying Triple Science get a GCSE in each of the Sciences.

Over a fortnightly timetable, GCSE Triple Scientists receive:

  • 13 hours of guided classroom learning (Y9 & Y11) and 12 lessons of guided classroom learning (Y10)
  • 2 hours of homework.

Over a fortnightly timetable, GCSE Double Award Scientists receive:

  • 9 hours of guided classroom learning (Y9 & Y11) and 8 lessons of guided classroom learning (Y10)
  • 2 hours of homework.

 

Key Stage 5: Years 12-13

Qualification: A Level Physics

Exam board: AQA

Over a fortnightly timetable, A Level Physicists receive:

  • 8 hours of guided classroom learning.
  • 10 hours of homework.

 

Careers

Physics is one of the most popular A Level courses at MGS and many of our students go onto study physics related courses at University. Visit our Careers webpages to find out more.

 

Enrichment

Find out more in our ‘MGS Extra’ prospectus.

 

Super Curriculum

Click here to find out more about the Physics Super Curriculum.