Inspiring A level physics NY502 / A20

Start date
4 Mar 21
4 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


Physics is a constantly shifting and developing area of science, and one that has an impact on a vast selection of our lives. With regular changes at A level we have been able to work alongside research scientists, teachers and examiners to practise new activities, approaches and experiments which will help you inform and alter your classroom practice.
You will be share ideas and hear from cutting edge researchers to help inspire and engage your students' in one of the most fascinating areas of science.

This course will be delivered over a number of sessions, some of which will be delivered remotely on the days and times detailed below, with those later in the year being delivered face to face at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. To participate in full, you will need to ensure you have dedicated time away from the classroom for the remotely delivered elements of this course, as you would if this were a face to face course. We will take regular breaks and structure the content so that it is interactive and impactful.

You must attend all sessions in order to receive the bursary, and sessions will not be recorded. For more information on remote delivery, please visit 

Who is it for?

Experienced and confident A level physics teachers wanting to develop further.

What topics are covered?

This four day course covers: 
  • ⚪   nuclear and medical physics - looking at medical applications and how work at CERN ties into this

    ⚪   quantum physics - sharing resources and activities linked to the Quantum science programme

    ⚪   field visits - opportunities to visit cutting edge science and research facilities

    ⚪   maths skills - developing students maths skills and aiding their understanding e.g. what exactly is a log function

    ⚪   exciting particle physics - how to engage students in the cutting edge side of particle physics

How long is the course?

This is a four day intensive blended delivery course.
The first two days will be delivered remotely via Adobe Connect followed by two days face to face CPD at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. Meals and accommodation included in the course fee. 

Who is the course leader?

  • Adam Little Secondary Physics Professional Development Leader, based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.



By the end of this course, you will be able to: 
  • ✔️   use a variety of teaching and learning strategies that motivate all students in physics

    ✔️   apply current research on closing the gender gap and bringing cutting edge science into your classroom

    ✔️   prioritise an area of action research that you can carry out in your school or college


Inspiring post 16 physics - Day 1 (Remote Delivery)04 March 202111:00-17:00Virtual
Inspiring post 16 physics - Day 2 (Remote Delivery)05 March 202109:00-16:00Virtual
Inspiring post 16 physics - Day 3 (Face to Face)09 June 202111:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
Inspiring post 16 physics - Day 4 (Face to Face)10 June 202109:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre


For the residential part of this course, the National STEM Learning Centre will be following all government guidance and regulations to minimise risk of Covid-19 transmission, including the deep cleaning of our accommodation and teaching rooms and maintaining social distancing during course sessions and meal times.

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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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