New to teaching A level physics NY252

Providing teachers with the confidence and understanding to teach physics at A level.


Are you starting out teaching A level physics? Even for teachers with a physics background it can be daunting to deliver for the first time. This course will support you with effective teaching and learning at A level in physics. Common student misconceptions, the key substantive knowledge as well as practical techniques will be investigated, with ample hands-on practice to hone your approach to student learning.
This course will also help teachers new to A level to lead and support outstanding practical physics, linking it to effective pedagogy within the subject. 
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Who is it for?

ECTs and experienced teachers who are new to A level physics 

What topics are covered?

During the course we will cover:
  • materials
  • mechanics
  • electricity
  • particles and radiation
  • medical physics
  • core practicals in physics 
Not sure yet? Here is a free taster which will give you a better understanding of what to expect once you join the course. Please note, this is a free short activity you can do in your own time.

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face with participant tasks to be completed between sessions.

How long is this course?

This is a four day intensive course over two periods


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • develop your understanding of key concepts within advanced level physics
  • identify student misconceptions through diagnostic questions
  • enhance practical skills to ensure students gain mastery of core experimental techniques



This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

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