Subject knowledge for physics teaching: Forces SK103

Explore deforming forces, frictional forces, Newton’s laws, motion & non-contact forces.


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 forces 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: introduction to forces, deforming forces, frictional forces, Newton’s laws, motion (speed, distance, time), motion (velocity, acceleration, momentum), non-contact forces, forces in action.

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




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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