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Physics for the Non-Specialist at Key Stages 3 and 4

Boost your confidence in physics

Open Course

Suitable for: Teachers in other sciences or maths who need to develop the skills necessary to deliver physics courses at KS3 and GCSE; as well as subject leaders and cover supervisors.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary

Course Reference: 7378WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

By developing a deeper grasp of the more difficult concepts in physics, participants will build greater confidence in their own understanding as well as gaining useful and practical suggestions for teaching physics at key stages 3 and 4. With an emphasis on strategies that are tried and tested, this promises to be an informative and exciting day. The course is supplemented with extensive notes and ideas based on all of the topics currently studied at KS3 and GCSE, so participants will have a useful resource to use in school.

  • Demystify selected physics topics with development of your knowledge base
  • Develop new teaching strategies to improve your students’ performance
  • Understand why some students find physics hard – learn to address difficult topics
  • Gain ideas for effective and engaging practical physics sessions
  • Teach with confidence – enable your students to succeed


Why do some students find Physics hard?
  • What Physics is about
  • How we overcome students’ stumbling blocks
  • Maintaining students’ interest
Making Physics simple
  • Looking at selected topics chosen by delegates
  • Making these topics simple to understand without losing rigour
  • The role of Maths within Physics
Developing teaching strategies
  • Discussing ideas that help students understand the concepts
  • Turning those ideas into practice
  • Differentiating to allow able students to shine
Tips for practical physics
  • Making sure experiments work
  • Making sure experimental work supports learning
  • Matching experiments to topics
Very useful day to improve my confidence at Physics. Madeleine Selman, Park View School
Excellent course leader, resources and ideas - a real confidence giver and inspiration. Catriona Thomas, Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn

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