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March 2010

St Albans EDEXCEL P3 Gases Lesson 25th March 2010

The physics factory is able to teach children and teenagers their science and particles and stuff.

Baverstock AQA P3 Light Lesson 23rd March 2010

Lordswood Girls Physics Factory group meet ‘Starchasers’ 15th March 2010

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:

Edge/Catholic Partnership Physics BTEC Day 1 Training (19/03/10)

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

12 delegates
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 AQA P2 Examination Results

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.

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!

Waverley students receive conditional offer to join the King Edward VI Five Ways Sixth Form

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.