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August 2011

Dr Jenny Watson – Assistant Director of Learning – 31st August 2011

Hello, I’m Jenny Watson – the newest starter at the Physics Factory in Birmingham.

I did a PhD on Low-temperature High-magnetic field Semiconductors in Oxford University, followed by a post doc in Belgium. Since then I’ve been working, firstly in IT. Following this I have been a Secondary Science teacher for three years.

I am really excited about my new role at the Physics Factory, where I shall be producing electronic and physical resources and helping deliver CPD and topic-focussed Physics teaching to students from Birmingham schools and further afield.

King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy – GCSE Grades 25th August 2011

21 students sat GCSE Physics. 95% passed at A*-C with 24% of students achieving an A or A* grade.

A special well done to Laura Cartmell, Hamza Chowdhury, Ruth Harris, Nahidur Rahman and Mitchell Thompson who all achieved a B grade on the difficult module 3 paper, and Sophie Trevis who achieved an A grade on that paper!

Al-Hijrah (Boys) GCSE Physics Grades – 25th August 2011

Physics Factory support:

1. Intensive whole day teaching session to maximise P2 IAA grades (10% of the total marks)
2. All of unit P3 was taught (30% of the total marks)
3. Provided unique CPD opportunities for visiting teachers to observe outstanding Physics lessons
4. Physics Factory revision materials provided for students and access to after school revision sessions

Note: National statistics for GCSE Physics for August 2011
% of grades between A* and C = 93.6%
% of grades either A* or A = 48.4%

Al-Hijrah (Girls) GCSE Physics Grades – 25th August 2011

Physics Factory support:

1. Intensive whole day teaching session to maximise P2 IAA grades (10% of the total marks)

2. All of unit P3 was taught (30% of the total marks)
3. Provided unique CPD opportunities for visiting teachers to observe outstanding Physics lessons
4. Physics Factory revision materials provided for students and access to after school revision sessions

Note: National statistics for GCSE Physics for August 2011

% of grades between A* and C = 93.6%
% of grades either A* or A = 48.4%

Waverley GCSE Physics Grades – 25th August 2011

Physics Factory support:
1. Intensive whole day teaching session to maximise P2 IAA grades (10% of the total marks)

2. All of unit P3 was taught (30% of the total marks)
3. P2 Re-take revision classes were delivered
4. Provided unique CPD opportunities for visiting teachers to observe outstanding Physics lessons
5. Physics Factory revision materials provided for students and access to after school revision sessions

Note: National statistics for GCSE Physics for August 2011

% of grades between A* and C = 93.6%
% of grades either A* or A = 48.4%

Harborne Academy GCSE Physics Grades – 25th August 2011

Physics Factory support:

1. All of unit P3 was taught during just 5 full day sessions (30% of the total marks).
2. Provided unique CPD opportunities for visiting teachers to observe outstanding Physics lessons
3. Physics Factory revision materials provided for students and access to after school revision sessions

Note: National statistics for GCSE Physics for August 2011

% of grades between A* and C = 93.6%
% of grades either A* or A = 48.4%

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