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January 2015

UWE PGCE A Level Physics – Practical Skills Session (29/01/15)

The course was attended by 7 teachers.

Evaluations:

100% said the course was either good or very good

86% said the course was very good

Comments:

“I now feel very enthusiastic about teaching physics and practical work!” Delegate

“I loved the whole course!” Delegate

“The course really stretched my understanding. I spent the whole time learning!” Delegate

27/01/15 London Physics Factory – KS4 Generating & Transmitting Electricity

The course was held at The Petchey Academy and was attended by 16 teachers.

Comment:

“We need to host more of these training events and make sure all of our department attend next time!” Delegate

22/01/15 – Greenwood Academy

Today Greenwood Academy brought 25 students to Newman University to do their practical investigations for their Edexcel P1 and P2 Controlled Assessments. The practicals involved investigating the relationship between the object and image distance from a converging lens and how the brightness of a bulb affects the resistance of an LDR.

The behaviour and effect of the students was amazing! They were a real credit to their school, please come again!

Comment from student:

“It was really nice being out of school for the day, the laboratory at Newman University is amazing! The atmosphere was really friendly and relaxed, I can’t believe how much work we did.”

Comment from Brendan Cunnane, Head of Science:

The visit to Newman yesterday with 11A to complete their two controlled assessment experiments was a huge success. All of the pupils were brilliant all day and they coped with having 6 hours of physics very well. Philip Jones was very complementary about the pupils. I can honestly say that it is the best practical work I have seen from any class in 6 years of being at the school.

21/01/15 London Physics Factory – KS3/4 Energy

The course was held at the City Academy and was attended by 12 teachers.

Comments:

“Brilliant and simple ideas for practical work!” Delegate

“Using the wind turbine as a motor to lift a weight and calculating the energy efficiency was such a great idea!” Delegate

UWE PGCE A Level Physics – Practical Skills Session (15/01/15)

The objectives of today’s course were:

1. to evaluate the requirements of the current A Level controlled assessments (e.g. AQA ISA’s)

2. to evaluate the changes to the assessment of practical skills in the new A Level physics specifications (Sept 2015)

 

Comments from delegates:

“Having now done an ISA practical and ‘attempted’ the written examination I can appreciate how difficult they are!” Delegate

I can now see why developing students practical skills at KS3 and KS4 is so important!” Delegate

“A Level ISA’s are hard!” Delegate

13/01/15 London Physics Factory – KS3/4 Electric Circuits

The course was held at the East London Science School and was attended by 4 teachers.

Comments:

“Brilliant techniques can make physics a subject that can be enjoyed and appreciated by all!” Delegate

“The junction blocks are awesome! A great gift for us to take away, thank you!” Delegate

 

06/01/15 Phoenix Academy, Sandwell – KS3/4 Light & Sound Training

The course was attended by 13 teachers.

Evaluations:

100% said the course was either good or very good

62% said the course was very good

Comments:

“Some fantastic ideas, thanks!” Delegate

“Relevant, engaging and well paced !” Delegate

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