“The physics factory is able to teach children and teenagers their science and particles and stuff.“
On Monday 15th March 2010 the space tourism company Starchasers brought a rocket to King Edward VI Five Ways School. The rocket is going to launch a tourist into space next year! The company hopes to compete with Richard Branson’s larger space tourism company, Virgin Galactic. Lordswood Girls Physics Factory group got the chance to see the rocket and listen to a talk given by one of the rockets engineer.
The company’s website is:
Practical ideas to introduce into new BTEC assignments for the new BTEC specification Sept 2010
100% of delegates said they thought the course was either ‘good or very good’ with 75% saying it was ‘very good’
Some comments from the delegates:
“Extremely helpful day, its great to have the hard work done for us in terms of assignments, resources etc“
“It would be good for all science staff to experience this day as it was very motivating“
“Excellent, very informative“
“Informative, interesting and well presented“
“Speaker clear, good class discussions“
“Many resources that can be swiftly incorporated into new/existing BTEC schemes“
Delegates identified future inset needs:-
‘Further BTEC training for non-specialists’
‘Help teaching higher level Physics for non-specialists’
‘Technician based course to demonstrate more Physics practicals’
‘More practical ideas to use in the classroom’
Robert Green said:
“Excellent hands-on activities that we could evaluate as to their suitability for (a) pupils to carry out and (b) meeting the assessment criteria for BTec qulaifications“
Anuja jalota said:
“Feel very enthused about teaching the physics in BTEC with great relevance to everyday life that will inspire students.“
Waverley School’s triple science group, who are being taught Physics at the Physics Factory recently received their first set of module grades. The students sat their AQA Physics P2 examination in January 2010.
A FEW HEADLINES:
24% of grades either A or A*
34% of students achieved higher than their target grade
Well done to Waverley students and teachers for all your hard work and commitment!
Well done to Ahmed Usman, Farah Hussein, Makhmood Obaid and Shah Noor who have all been given conditional offers to join King Edward VI Sixth Form in September 2010. All will be studying Physics at A Level. In a questionnaire given to the students before being taught at the Physics Factory three of the students said they had no intention of studying Physics at A Level.