Welcome to Physics

 Welcome to the Physics  Department at Foyle College


Physics deals with the forces that shape our world – from the smallest particle to the galaxies of stars that make up our universe. It also deals with the way in which forces and energy are used by all of us.


We aim to stimulate and excite students’ curiosity and their interest in the world around them.


Through their work in Physics, students can begin to understand scientific ideas and to appreciate how these develop and contribute to technological change. They learn to recognise the cultural significance of science and its worldwide development.  Through carrying out enquiry-based investigations, students develop key skills and are encouraged to think critically and creatively.