Subject knowledge for physics teaching: Waves SK101

Explore wave basics, reflection, refraction, the electromagnetic spectrum & sound waves.


This blended learning course, delivered by The Ogden Trust, supports non-specialist teachers of physics to develop their subject knowledge and pedagogical approaches for teaching waves 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 are wave basics, reflection, refraction, the electromagnetic spectrum, sound waves and mathematical and practical approaches for teaching waves.

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


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.

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