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February 2010

Physics BTEC Training Day 2 Thurs 25th February 2010

‘Practical ideas to introduce into new BTEC assignments for the new BTEC specification Sept 2010′

19 delegates
100% of delegates said they thought the course was either ‘good or very good’ with 89% saying it was ‘very good’

Some comments from the delegates:
Well researched and presented course – production of DVD of resources is very useful”
Good use by the presenters of the knowledge and ideas of the delegates
Very useful day – some great ideas
Very informative and well delivered
Excellent and informative day
I will use the ideas shared now to engage my students
Another excellent day – fantastic resources to be used in school
Great background information for the non physics specialists
Excellent course – thank you
Lots of information and ideas – even for a seasoned Physicist
Thank you, looking forward to similar days for Chemistry and Biology

Delegates identified future inset needs:-
‘Courses for non specialists’
‘Support with writing schemes of work’
‘A level training’
‘Possibility of presenters coming into school’



Oaks Collegiate EDEXCEL IAA Training – Teachers & Students

Head of Science Bournville School said:
a great venue; good resources and a nice positive environment; really focused the minds of the students

Teacher from Lordswood Boys’ School said:
Pupils enjoyed working at the physics factory and completed their activities very well
The presenters catered for all pupil needs (using VAK) to access the higher grades

Physics BTEC Day 1 Training Friday 5th February 2010

‘practical ideas to introduce into new BTEC assignments for the new BTEC specification Sept 2010′

18 delegates
100% of delegates said they thought the course was either ‘good or very good’ with 94% saying it was ‘very good’

Some comments from the delegates:
Extremely well organised, excellent collaboration by the speakers and very good resources …
“Great day, excellent ideas and a lot to take away
An excellent day, I now have a bank of resources to take back to school and share with colleagues
“Shopping list for equipment was an excellent idea”
Very helpful course, with plenty of motivational activities
I will now modify my assignment briefs to incorporate the activities that I have learned today
An overall inspiring day and plethora of useful ideas and resources to take away and use
Engaging and interesting, relevant to current situation
I have left with a better understanding of BTEC as a whole not just in Physics

Delegates identified future inset needs:-
‘How to make the space part of Physics more hands on’
‘More, more, more!’
‘Use of data logging in Physics’
‘Physics courses for non-specialists who want to teach A level Physics’






Jim Whittle’s visit to the Physics Factory Wed 3rd February 2010

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