Category Archives: A level

Physics Journal Club: Bad Science

This was the theme for the second physics journal club (PJC) I am running as an enrichment activity at the large sixth form I work at. I decided on the very general theme of Bad Science and broadly considered how … Continue reading

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Physics Journal Club: What makes Science a Science?

Now that I’m working at a large sixth form college I wanted to try and set up an extra-curricular physics club. Taking advantage of having a pool of over 300 As and A2 students, compared to the 10 or so … Continue reading

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Diverse physicist list – the posters

For the last week before summer, I gave year 12 the task of researching a physicist from a list I provided and making an informative poster with the information they found. They’ve worked really hard after the exams (most of … Continue reading

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Creating a diverse physicist research list

For the last week and a half of the school year I thought I’d give year 12 a special treat and offer them the opportunity to find out about the life of an interesting physicist. I also had to set … Continue reading

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After the exams – a classroom update

Exam season is over again. Time to relax!   jk. I am, of course, still very busy. Year 11 and 13 gone though so less work having to be done out of school time. Yes! Year 12 have been back … Continue reading

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A lesson With Metacognition

Last week I had an observed lesson and I included a specific bit of work on metacognition. It was to do with how to approach practical work. What things to think about when considering your set up and measurement taking. … Continue reading

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Why have A level schemes for learning?

β€œHe 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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