Aims & Objectives

The broad aims of the Physics curriculum are to enable students to:
  • develop interest in the physical world and maintain a sense of wonder and curiosity about it;
  • construct and apply knowledge of physics, and appreciate the relationship between
  • physical science and other disciplines;
  • appreciate and understand the nature of science in physics-related contexts;
  • develop skills for making scientific inquiries;
  • develop the ability to think scientifically, critically and creatively, and to solve problems individually or collaboratively in physics-related contexts;
  • understand the language of science and communicate ideas and views on physics-related issues;
  • make informed decisions and judgments on physics-related issues; and be aware of the social, ethical, economic, environmental and technological implications of physics, and develop an attitude of responsible citizenship.

Department Members

Department Head

Mr. Lee HP


Mr. Au WK, Mr. Kwong CY 

Curriculum (Junior Form)

I.  Wave Motion – Light
  • Reflection of Light
  • Refraction of Light
  • Lenses
II. Heat and Gases - Temperature, heat and internal energy
  • Temperature and Thermometers
  •  Heat and Internal Energy

Curriculum (Senior Form)

Compulsory part
I. Heat and Gases 
a. Temperature, heat and internal energy
b. Transfer processes
c. Change of state
d. Gases
II. Force and Motion 
a. Position and movement
b. Force and motion
c. Projectile motion
d. Work, energy and power
e. Momentum
f. Uniform circular motion
g. Gravitation
III. Wave Motion 
a. Nature and properties of waves
b. Light
c. Sound
IV. Electricity and Magnetism
a. Electrostatics
b. Circuits and domestic electricity
c. Electromagnetism
V. Radioactivity and Nuclear Energy
a. Radiation and radioactivity
b. Atomic model
c. Nuclear energy
Elective part (any 2 out of 4)
VI. Astronomy and Space Science
a. The universe as seen in different scales
b. Astronomy through history
c. Orbital motions under gravity
d. Stars and the universe
VII. Atomic World 
a. Rutherford's atomic model
b. Photoelectric effect
c. Bohr's atomic model of hydrogen
d. Particles or waves
e. Probing into nano scale
VIII. Energy and Use of Energy
a. Electricity at home
b. Energy efficiency in building and transportation
c. Renewable and non-renewable energy sources
IX. Medical Physics 
a. Making sense of the eye and the ear
b. Medical imaging using non-ionizing radiation
c. Medical imaging using ionizing radiation


Physics in Motion at the Ocean Park

Students learned about the application of Physics theory behind some of the thrill rides by analyzing data and videos collected from the rides.

Physics Talk on Lighting Technologies

Dr ZHE Fu Rong, Professor from the Department of Physics of Baptist University of Hong Kong, delivered a talk on the latest lighting technologies.

Physics Visit – CLP Low Carbon Education Centre and SmartHub

Students visited the CLP Low Carbon Education Centre and the SmartHub, and learned about the importance and technologies of low carbon energy in addressing the challenge of climate change, and to experience the current initiatives and technologies that will form the foundation of Hong Kong's future as a smart city.

Solar Power Project – Student Ambassadors

Selected physics students were nominated as the solar power project student ambassadors. They were responsible for promoting the project to our students. They were also invited to attend meetings during the design, tendering and construction processes, where they learned not only the application of Physics theory behind the solar panel system, but also how a real construction project was implemented from scratch to completion.

Bishop Hall Junior Scientists (Physics)

F.4 Physics students acted as Physics teachers to guide two groups of Primary 5 students to go through a series of physics optic experiments.