Monthly Archives: May 2015

Why have A level schemes for learning?

“He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.” ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge Or, you know, her. Over the next half term at school I’m going to be focusing on preparing for the new A levels in … Continue reading

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Celebrate with physics cake!

Last year I made my first physics cake for a departing year 13 class.  A chance to combine two things I love: physics and cake! This is a chocolate courgette cake with chocolate ganache and it was gorgeous. You can’t … Continue reading

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“The important thing is to never stop questioning!”

…I shout to my students as they disappear into the big wide world. I’ve done all I can for them now. The rest it up to them. Ok, so it’s a bit less dramatic in real life. I may have just … Continue reading

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Should A level physics be open to any student?

I’ve been thinking recently about entry requirements to A level courses. Physics in particular as that’s the one I have direct experience with but I’m sure much of the same arguments apply to other subjects. I’ve been wondering if entry … Continue reading

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Should I become a teacher?

Recently, a few friends have asked me this question. It’s not the easiest to answer. I would hate to give a misleading impression of the job and so I give what I hope is an honest response. The good and … Continue reading

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