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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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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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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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Teaching Gravitational Fields

I love teaching the gravitational fields topic. It always feels like the first ‘grown up’ physics topic we visit at the start of year 13.  Like, finally we’ve laid all the ground work to be able to look at something … Continue reading

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A Level results day! Oh, it brings back memories…

This week is dominated by A level results day for me. I had a fab class of 7 year 13 physicists this year. A lovely group to teach. 5 boys, 2 girls. Very good at helping each other and working … Continue reading

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Displays – what studying physics can do for you

This year I intend to do a bit more with the displays in my classroom. I share it, so haven’t got a lot of space. I trialled an interactive display last year where I would ask the students a question … Continue reading

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