Teaching physics: Improving your current practice NY342

Improve the depth of your subject knowledge in physics


Are you looking to improve the depth of your subject knowledge in physics and move towards really excellent teaching?

This course aims to follow on from basic subject knowledge of concepts to deepen and challenge your understanding even further. It may allow you to take a lead in the subject or improve student progress in KS3 and 4 physics.

With the help of highly experienced subject specialists, we will support in starting to understand physics links across the whole science curriculum, how to teach tricky topics and tackle threshold concepts plus ask the right questions in improving student understanding.

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Who is it for?

Early Career teachers, non-specialist teachers of physics, developing teachers of physics, aspiring or current heads of physics.

What topics are covered?

  • Ensuring progression from KS2 content
  • Developing working scientifically throughout the curriculum
  • Physics themes across the science curriculum
  • Threshold concepts in physics
  • Tricky topics at KS4
  • Tackling assessment in physics

How will you learn?

Face to face

How long is this course?

2 days


You will be able to:
  • Develop a deeper understanding of physics concepts
  • Understand some of the key themes and ideas that are built throughout KS3 and KS4
  • Investigate ideas for curriculum planning in physics
  • Consider assessment opportunities in your subject


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

Scheduled courses

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