Category Archives: A level

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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Standing waves

Content, content, content, when will we fit in the assessed practicals, content, content, how close are the exams? content, is how most of my classes are going at the moment. I’ve been teaching year 12 about standing waves. We’ve looked … Continue reading

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A practical challenge update and my jelly baby wave machine

A little update to my practical challenge. I’ve been trying to introduce a new practical to one of my lessons at least once a week. It’s been going very well. I’ve been dedicating one of my frees every week to … Continue reading

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SHM, damping and trolleys.

I missed posting a blog last week. Oh no! I’ll have to catch up with an extra one at some point to make my one a week challenge. I put my failure last week down to dealing with an ill … Continue reading

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A happy friday in the physics lab

I had a very happy Friday at work this week. Nothing spectacular, but lots of little things that added up to a great day. Here’s what happened: Year 11 We have been doing controlled assessment in class for… ev… er… … Continue reading

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