Teacher second specialism training (TSST): Physics RJ299 / A06

Start date
17 Jan 20
6 Days
The Queen Katherine School, Appleby Road, Kendal LA9 6PJ View on Google Map


For further information or to receive an application form, please contact:

Charlene Athersmith:


As increasing number of non-physics specialists are teaching physics to KS3 and GCSE, it is important that teachers doing so feel confident in their own understanding of the subject. This course is intended for non-specialist teachers to improve subject knowledge and develope an understanding of effective pedagogical approaches. By considering all of the key concepts in the physics curriculum in some depth and considering how to use practical work effectively, this develops confidence in participants to use these approaches with their classes.

Who is the course for?

Non-specialists teaching physics for pupils aged 11-16 and those who support colleagues returning to the profession.


You will be able to:

  • increase participant understanding and confidence in the teaching of physics effectively at ages 11-16
  • develop teacher subject knowledge in key areas of physics
  • improve student progress by developing teacher questioning to address common misconceptions
  • ensure students are engaged by increase teacher confidence to use practical work effectively


TSST Physics day 1 Intro & forces 117 January 202010:00-16:00
Gap Task04 February 202009:00-11:00
TSST Physics day 2 Forces & Space day 205 February 202010:00-16:00
Gap Task03 March 202009:00-11:00
TSST Physics day 3 Energy & EM spectrum 04 March 202010:00-16:00
Gap Task06 May 202009:00-11:00The Queen Katherine School
TSST Physics day 4 Electricity 07 May 202010:00-16:00The Queen Katherine School
Gap Task18 June 202009:00-11:00The Queen Katherine School
TSST Physics day 5 Waves & radiation 19 June 202010:00-16:00The Queen Katherine School
Gap Task02 July 202009:00-11:00The Queen Katherine School
TSST Physics day 6 catch up and final presentation 03 July 202010:00-16:00The Queen Katherine School

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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree
State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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