Our workshops are run at no cost to schools or participants. You can also contact your local Physics Network Coordinator to request a workshop on a topic of your choice, or to host a regional session.
Energy: The New Approach
Formby High School
23 February 2017
4pm - 5.30pm
This workshop is designed to give participants a chance to review the new approach to the teaching of Energy; how it was taught to this year’s Year 10 students and prepare for next year. We’ll discuss this new approach and explore activities and materials that can be used with KS3 and KS4 students to develop a deeper understanding of this essential topic.
GCSE Physics Practicals
Bolton School Girls’ Division
9 March 2017
1pm - 4.15pm
Practical work is vital in physics. In this session we will explore how to make the most of the required practicals to bring about effective learning and enjoyment of the subject. We will address the basics of setting up practical work and also techniques to engage all learners in the practical work.
Upton Hall School, FCJ
29 March 2017
1.30pm - 3.30pm
Teaching waves can be challenging. This session will focus on modelling with waves, with an emphasis on successful practical activities both for mechanical waves and light. Moreover, we will look at the associated GCSE required practical activity.
This session is open to all teachers of science but would appeal to teachers teaching outside their specialism and early career teachers.
Science Ambassador Training – Manchester
Manchester University – Schuster Building
21 April 2017
9.30am - 3pm
A full day of training for 8 to 10 Year 8/9 students per school with IOP experts, local mentors and STEM ambassadors.
– Team building activities;
– Practical activities and confidence building;
– Presentation skills training;
– Group presentations and feedback;
– A set of teaching resources to use with your science ambassador group, including information on problem solving and gender stereotypes.
Higher Education Liaison Officer
01612 472 978
TLC Team Leader
0785 031 2419
TLC Deputy Team Leader
07540 203 720
Teaching and Learning Coaches (IOP)
07720 084 416
07525 631 496
07850 312 419
School-based Physics Coach and Lead School
Physics Network Coordinators
Gender Balance Officers