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April 2012

Rt Hon Michael Gove Secretary of State for Education – Physics Factory visit (Friday 27th April 2012)

Today the Rt Hon Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education visited the Birmingham Physics Factory to see at first hand the incredible work that has been happening since opening in September 2009. He met members of the Physics Factory Board and a number of our sixth form Physics Factory Ambassadors.

In just under 3 years nearly 700 teachers have attended our training courses and nearly 200 different classes from over 50 schools have sent students to be taught by us.
Apart from the excellent examination results achieved there has also been a surge in the uptake of A Level Physics.

Rob Price Memorial Plaque Unveiling – Friday 27th April 2012

It was the pleasure today to welcome the family of the late Rob Price to the Physics Factory. The family came to unveil a plaque in honour of the great man. Rob Price was instrumental in setting up the Birmingham Physics Factory and made Physics fun for so many teachers and students during his successful teaching career.

Ogden Trust KS2 Teacher Training Event – Wednesday 25th April 2012

Fantastic, enthusiastic science teaching! Appropriate level for primary, not at all patronising. Thanks!
Such a good morning. I learnt more about forces in one morning here than the whole of my secondary education!
Kirstin Greygoose, KS2 teacher, Bidford on Avon.

Blessed Edward Oldcorne (Worcester) AQA Revision Day – Monday 23rd April 2012

AQA P2 Training (New Specification) Day 2 – Friday 20th April 2012

AQA P2 Training (New Specification) Day 1 – Tuesday 17th April 2012

Awesome day! Some really great practical ideas were demonstrated during the course! Rebecca Farrow-Lane.