Sixth Form revision

Year 12 Visit to CERN 2016

The Physics department has recently returned from our third annual three residential visit to CERN, Geneva.  28 Year 12 physics students enjoyed a highly informative lecture from a CERN physicist and a tour of the CMS detector, one of 4 detectors of the Large Hadron Collider.  The tour, led by another CERN physicist, took the students 100m underground to observe the control room from where the data from the proton collisions is analysed.  Along the way our CERN physicist was able to explain and demonstrate how the LHC operates and describe how the protons are accelerated to almost the speed of light and made to collide.  The students heard first-hand how the Higgs Boson was discovered and its importance in understanding how our Universe began.

We also had the chance to visit the two museums at CERN giving the students a hands on opportunity to understand how the proton beam is controlled and also the other applications and discoveries made at CERN. For example students were given the opportunity to investigate how to destroy a brain tumour using proton beam therapy.

When not visiting CERN our students were able to enjoy the delights of Swiss culture ranging from swimming in the famous Lake Geneva to a free volleyball tournament.  Needless to say all the students had a wonderful time and the physics department looks forward to returning next year.  Here are a selection of comments from our students.

Link to CERN article on Ogden website

The second day was the best because we got to go to CERN where we learnt a lot about the Large Hadron Collider. We learnt what changes are made and how they are using the hadron collider to discover new fundamental particles. The food in the CERN was very delicious and there were many choices to choose form. The weather was extremely hot so we went swimming in the lake. Thanks for a great trip.Gozde Gultekin
A great trip with lots of things to learn and a majestic city. The guide around CERN was interesting and I learned a lot of new information that I couldn’t have learnt in a classroom. In the museum I could see all the components and parts of the LHC and there were a lot of interactive activities to make it more fun.Mayan Patel Vaithilingam
I was able to get an in-depth understanding of what happens at CERN, understand and appreciate the importance of the research they do there. The scale and thought put into the LHC is awe-inspiring. This is the first time I’ve seen the product of minds coming together and it really makes me excited for the future of particle physics. Plus Switzerland is amazing.Deji Adeoshun
I enjoyed the tour around CERN and learnt a lot more about it. I would recommend this trip to anyone with an interest to physics.Dominic Philip Osumba Blanchet
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Undergraduate talk to year 12 Physics students

Our year 12 physics students recently attended a talk from two physics undergraduates from University College London.  The interesting and challenging talk covered a range of topics including particle physics and electromagnetism in the preparation for our annual residential trip to CERN in the summer.

The two students were also able to give the students a first hand account of what life is like at university and their undergraduate physics course. They were able to give some extremely helpful advice regarding the UCAS application process and how to maximise their chances of achieving a place at a top university. Here is a selection of comments from our students.

I found the talk very insightful and gave me a lot of knowledge on CERN. I also gained awareness on what life is like in university and how to write my personal statement. Dominic Short
I enjoyed the talk because it led to me learning more about the different types of physics at university and he gave helpful info for getting into university and settling in your first year Mustafa Ahmed
I found the talk useful because I attained more in depth knowledge of how University life will be and what I should prepare for when attending university Subham Khooblall
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Sixth Form revision sessions 2019

These are our scheduled revision sessions for the summer exams.  Please make sure that you confirm your attendance with your teacher.

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Sixth form revision sessions 2019
0 Date Day Time Subject 1 Y12 or Y13 Staff Room
Spring 2 03/03/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Spanish Oral Prep 13 EDE
Spring 2 24/03/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm French Oral Prep 13 TBL
Spring 2 30/03/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Spanish Writing & Translation 13 EDE
Easter Holidays 06/04/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Photography 13 NDY/NBE/TKA
Easter Holidays 06/04/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Textiles 13 JCA/FGS G14
Easter Holidays 09/04/2019 Tuesday 9am-1pm Chemistry Paper 1 Y13 JRA S5
Easter Holidays 10/04/2019 Wednesday 9am-1pm Classics Y12 and Y13 PSH 105
Easter Holidays 12/04/2019 Friday 9am-1pm Chemistry Y12 and Y13 JRA S5
Easter Holidays 15/04/2019 Monday 9am-1pm Physics Y13 JMA S17
Easter Holidays 16/04/2019 Tuesday 9am-1pm Chemistry Paper 2 Y13 JRA S5
Easter Holidays 16/04/2019 Tuesday 1pm-5pm Mandarin Paper 1 Y12 and Y13 SMA 210
Easter Holidays 17/04/2019 Wednesday 9am-1pm Classics Y12 and Y13 PSH 105
Summer 1 27/04/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm English - Tragedy 13 CPE
Summer 1 27/04/2019 Saturday 1pm-5pm Mandarin Paper 4 Y12 and Y13 SMA 210
Summer 1 28/04/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm SPANISH SPEAKING 13 EDE/TDA 208
Summer 1 28/04/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Drama 13 MVA
Summer 1 04/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Art 13 NDY/NBE/TKA
Summer 1 11/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm English Soc. & Pol. Prot. Writ. 13 CPE/TWA
Summer 1 11/05/2019 Saturday 1pm-5pm Bus BTEC Paper 3 Yr 12 and 13 MFL/RDE 214
Summer 1 11/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Business BTEC Paper 3 Yr 12 and 13 MFL/RDE 214
Summer 1 11/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Politics Paper 2 13 DSA 111
Summer 1 12/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Classics 13 PSH 105
Summer 1 18/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Economics 13 IST 218
Summer 1 18/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Classics 13 CBC
Summer 1 18/05/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Politics Ideologies Pap. 1 & 2 13 CBE
Summer 1 18/05/2019 Saturday 1pm-5pm Business Paper 1 Yr 13 LPO 217
Summer 1 19/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm SPANISH LISTENING/READING/TRAN 13 EDE/TDA 208
Summer 1 19/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm FRENCH LISTENING READING/TRANS 13 TBL/SMI 207
Summer 1 19/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm History 13 TCL
Summer 1 19/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Drama 13 MVA
Summer 1 19/05/2019 Sunday 1pm-5pm Economics Paper 2 Yr13 TCU 214
Summer 1 25/05/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Mandarin Paper 2 Y12 and Y13 SMA 210
Half Term 30/05/2019 Thursday 9am-1pm RS - Philosophy of Religion Year 13 NKE 109
Summer 2 01/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Business Studies Paper 2 Y12 and Y13 TCM 214
Summer 2 01/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Maths - A2 P1 Y13 and 12D1 VBH/JBA 303, 319
Summer 2 01/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm History 13 TBC
Summer 2 01/06/2019 Saturday 1pm-5pm Computer Science 13 JBA
Summer 2 01/06/2019 Saturday 1pm-5pm Economics Paper 3 Yr 13 TCM 214
Summer 2 02/06/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Further Maths Yr13 JBA
Summer 2 02/06/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Philsophy Year 13 CBE 109
Summer 2 02/06/2019 Sunday 1pm-5pm Media Studies Paper 1 12 & 13 SKE 114
Summer 2 02/06/2019 Sunday 1pm-5pm Business Paper 3 yr 13 TCU 214
Summer 2 08/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Maths- A2 P2 Y13 and 12D1 VBH/JBA 303, 319
Summer 2 08/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm US Politics Year 13 DSI
Summer 2 08/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm Classics 13 CBC
Summer 2 08/06/2019 Saturday 1pm-5pm Media Studies Paper 2 12 & 13 SJS 112
Summer 2 08/06/2019 Saturday 9am-1pm History 13 PSH 105
Summer 2 09/06/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Maths- A2 P3 Y13 and 12D1 VBH/JBA 303, 319
Summer 2 09/06/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Philsophy Year 13 NKE 109
Summer 2 16/06/2019 Sunday 9am-1pm Further Maths Yr 13 JBA

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Year 12 Physics Trip to Dolby Sound Studios

Year 12 Physics Trip to Dolby Sound Studios

On Wednesday the 30th of September, 14 year 12 students and Mr Hammond visited Dolby Sounds European headquarters in Soho Square. The event was organised by into film and is part of a wider program led by the British arm of the European space agency to mark the first British astronaut's forthcoming mission to the international space station.

The event was held in Dolby’s small cinema and the 64 speaker ‘Atmos’ system was demonstrated to full effect by James Shannon, A Dolby engineer who gave us a very well delivered and  enlightening talk on the physics of sound and some career guidance of what being an audio physicist involves. We were then treated to a viewing of Gravity, where the Oscar winning soundtrack could be enjoyed in its full glory.

Here are a selection of quotes from our students.

It was a great trip that taught me a lot about different physical processes such as diffraction, interference and reflection as well as teaching me a lot about the film industry and how important physics is in it.Mourad Dekiouk
It was very interesting learning about where the different speakers are positioned in a cinema to create realistic soundAdam Toeg
It was amazing, very good and knowledgeable.  Never knew there was a physics side to movie making and developingBen Ryan
Simply flabbergasted by the fact that physics has such a great impact on the sound that movies make and how physics is needed to adjust sound level and change the audience’s feelings. And the hot chocolates were very niceRoberto Valverde
Really thrown back by how impressive and immersive the sounds system was. I thought the sound engineer did an excellent job of presenting the possible physics-based jobs within the movie industryTom Moore
The experience of seeing and understanding the science behind the sound of the movie world, it was mesmerising, a truly enjoyable experienceJoseph Dickie
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