(London) Subject Knowledge for Physics Teaching: Atomic Physics SK106 / L22-23

Start date
6 Jun 24
8 Weeks
Harris Westminster Sixth Form, Steel House, 11 Tothill Street, Westminster, London SW1H 9LH View on Google Map


The blended learning course, delivered by The Ogden Trust, supports non-specialist teachers of physics to develop their subject knowledge and pedagogical approaches for teaching Atomic Physics at Key Stages 3 and 4.

Learning takes place over an 8-week period and includes the following:

  • Full day face-to-face session.
  • Two online webinars.
  • Supported online study, including activities and quizzes.
  • Face-to-face half day.

Topics covered include the nuclear model and its development, isotope characteristics and equations to represent changes, ionisation, emission and absorption of radiation, radioactive decay, nuclear fission, fusion and our Sun’s energy. Face to face days include required practicals.

This course is only available for teachers in England who have QTS and do not have a physics ITT qualification.

Who is the course leader?

  • Steven Chapman

    I have taught Physics since 1993 and was lecturer in Science Education at UCL Institute of Education for 8 years. I have been a head of...


The SKPT blended learning CPD will:

  • develop teaching skills and confidence.
  • consider mathematical problem solving, conceptual challenges, practical work and pedagogical reflections.
  • Delivered in a supportive learning network.

On completion of the course teachers can complete a Subject Knowledge Award accredited by the Institute of Physics.

Email skpt@ogdentrust.com for further information or if you have any questions.


Full day face to face06 June 202409:30-15:30Harris Westminster Sixth Form
Half day face to face18 July 202409:30-12:30Harris Westminster Sixth Form

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State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFreeSubsidy available*£200.00
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£800.00 +VAT

* Your school or college will receive the subsidy on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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