Electricity generation and the National Grid

The resources in this collection will enrich schemes of work for GCSE physics, and cover electricity generation, energy sources and domestic appliances.

An inspirational film to start off the topic shows Faye Banks - the north-east electrical transmission and asset manager for National Grid.  Since growing up in care and returning to education to retake her GCSEs while working at a packing plant, she has become Young Women Engineer of the Year 2004 and the youngest-ever fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Her role is to ensure the reliable transmission of electrical energy and a safe working environment at substations to guarantee resources are effectively utilised.  https://www.stem.org.uk/rx35xh