3 Expert teachers

Teachers should have subject-specialist training (both initial and continuing) in the subject (biology, chemistry, physics etc.) and age range they teach, so they can carry out practical science with confidence and knowledge of the underlying principles:

  •  at post-16 level, teachers should have a post-A level science qualification related to the science subject they teach (biology, chemistry, physics), together with relevant pedagogical training
     
  • at pre-16 level, if teachers do not have a post-A level science qualification related to the subject they teach, they should have had sufficient additional training to give them the confidence, subject knowledge and skills to conduct effective practical work at that level
     
  • school science departments should review their teacher expertise annually, and ensure that individual needs for continuing professional development, including time for professional reflection
  • SUPPORTING PHYSICS TEACHING -IOP

    One of the best physics resources available, with detailed explanations of the physics. Also includes a section on student misconceptions and the challenges with teaching each topic.

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  • TALKPHYSICS 


    An excellent place to ask your physics questions, or look up ways of doing things. You have to register, although everything is free.




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  • PHYSICS DEMONSTRATIONS

    Find out how to set the equipment up and how to explain what’s happening to students.  Perfect for non-specialists.




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  • TEACHING ADVANCED  PHYSICS -IOP

    Written with developing teachers' subject knowledge in mind, a comprehensive set of post 16 resources.





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