Improve your confidence in delivering and evaluating teaching for practical skills in physics for 14-16 year olds.
Develop effective learning outcomes for practical work in physics.
Reflect on the effectiveness of practical activities on every students’ learning.
Design progression and assessment approaches within practical work in physics.
Collaborate with peers, educators and mentors to share and critique ideas for teaching practical science.
Physics can be a challenging topic for students, it is essential that they practice and embed their understanding of practical skills in preparation for assessment of their learning.
This course, specially designed for teachers, will allow you to discuss the relationship between theoretical physics concepts and practical work, challenging you to think about the classroom and what your students are learning through practical work. You will also develop creative ways of teaching practical physics with approaches that are applicable to a range of situations including GCSE required practicals.
Practical work for 14-16 year olds in the topics of radiation, waves and electric circuits.
Contextualising practical work in physics to the everyday environment.
How progression in practical work impacts on students’ learning.
Assessment of learning through practical work.
Approaches to teaching practical science that can be applied to other topic areas.
The course has been designed as CPD for teachers of science subjects for 14-16 year olds. Teachers of physics, early career teachers, returning teachers, non-specialist teachers, technicians and teaching assistants will gain from the peer learning and resources available on this course.
Learn from national CPD subject leaders, the experience of other teachers and access high quality supporting resources throughout this course.