Physics blended learning NS704

This course consists of five online sessions, preparatory work for each session, optional self-study modules and a gap task. This is followed by a two day F2F practical sessions.


This Physics Blended Learning course aims to offer opportunities that will support the delivery of National 4/5, Higher and Advanced Higher Physics. Delegates will be sent science equipment which will be used in the online practical sessions. Online sessions, preparatory work and optional self-study sessions are followed by a gap task. In laboratory sessions in part 2, participants will have hands-on experience of new practical work.

To apply for this course please contact SSERC directly ( who will forward you the necessary information. Shortly after the published closing date for applications the Administration Team at SSERC will send to successful applicants:

  • confirmation of an offer of a place on the course together with details on enrolment procedures
  • information on ENTHUSE funding and how to apply for such a subsidy
  • a set of terms and conditions which you must meet in order to qualify for an ENTHUSE subsidy

If you are a supply teacher you may still qualify for an ENTHUSE subsidy; please contact SSERC to establish your eligibility

Who is it for?

Fully registered physics teachers. Probationery physics teachers. Secondary Science teachers. Technicians. Science departments.

What topics are covered?

1. Quantum physics intro

2. Wheatstone bridge, internal resistance

3. Potential dividers, BBC micro:bit, capacitor charging

4. Satellites, radio astronomy

5. Projectiles, resistivity. Part 2 F2F:Yound Stem Leader/ STEM ambassador input. Black holes and the evolution of stars.  A showcase of H & AH physics experiments to try.  Simple capacitor experiments. University input : A water droplet microscope.

How will you learn?

Blended delivery

How long is this course?

3 days, plus self study.  Total 25 hours

Course Leaders

Norman Bethune


Participants will be able to:

  • develop strategies for making the teaching of N5 and post-16 physics more engaging,  inspiring and up to date.
  • explore new creative approaches to practical work in N5 and post-16 physics, including N5 assignments
  • describe and model developments in some key areas of contemporary physics relevant to N5 and post-16 learners
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