The Physics Department teaches Physics at Key Stage 3, IGCSE and A Level. The Head of Department is Mr Dominic Tuohey who has been in post since September 2017. There are six specialist Physics teachers (five full-time and one part-time), who use four Physics teaching laboratories in the Science Centre. Supporting the department there is a full-time Physics technician and a full-time senior science technician.
The department works closely with the other sciences, collaborating on a number of trips as well as through an active Third Form Science Club and the use of a dedicated Science Sixth Form Study Room. The subject follows the Edexcel IGCSE course with roughly two-thirds of the year studying Physics as a separate science. At A Level, Physics follows the AQA Physics specification.
The department runs many enrichment activities including, for example, trips to the IOP South West Festival of Physics, the Diamond Light Source, the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and GCSE Science Live. The department encourages and supports pupils in entering a large number of academic competitions each year including the Physics Olympiad, the #LovePhysics film competition and the Bosch Engineering Challenge.
The Physics Department is the hub school for the Exeter and East Devon Ogden Trust Physics Partnership and is a link school for the Institute of Physics' Stimulating Physics Network.