Inspiring A level physics NY502

Discover cutting edge research and activities to improve your teaching of A level physics.


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.


Who is it for?

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

What topics are covered?

This five 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 five day intensive residential course.

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

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