A level Required Practicals: 7 Most Frequently Asked Questions

In general, the new system seems to be settling in quite smoothly. I personally believe that it encourages a more rounded physics education to the students. However, there are still some issues that are not quite clear.

Today, with the help of physics teacher Alom Shaha and educational charity Physics Partners  – I’m hoping to eliminate the uncertainty in A Level Physics Practicals

LabLogger: Log Your Labs and Save Your Time

It started innocently. I simply emailed a few teachers and asked if they had any “time-saving tips” that I could share with other physics teachers. Who could have known that within minutes my lab ordering days would change forever…..! It honestly takes minutes to set up a bespoke system for ordering practical equipment your school – no matter how intricate … Read More

CPAC Monitoring Visits: My Experience as an AQA Practical Adviser

In my role as an AQA Practical Adviser, I’ve been visiting schools to monitor how the new CPAC requirements are being carried out across the country. This blog post highlights the key points that every physics teacher should know about CPAC in A Level Physics.

5 Key Challenges in Teach Physics and how to Overcome Them

A career as a physics teacher is hugely fulfilling; by sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject, you get to show young people how physics is central to everyday life. However, it can be hard to keep up with: I’ve been chatting to physics teachers all over the world and I’ve discovered the 5 KEY challenges in teaching physics. I’ve … Read More

Drill Those Definitions

I do a lot of physics tutoring and have spent the last week addressing exam technique with my tutees. I have already taught them the magic trick for longer questions (click here for the exam technique magic trick!) and have been surprised at how few of my students have learned the basic definitions. So, this weekend, I sat down and counted the percentage … Read More

Using Interstellar in Physics Lessons

Reasons you may want to stick on a film in your class:
1 – It’s nearly a school holiday??
2 – You have hundreds of reports to write
3 – It is your seventh lesson of the day
4 – It is your first lesson of the day
We all have times when a film is exactly what you need – but can you justify it?

Why I Decided to Quit Full Time Teaching

After years of reinventing the wheel and working too hard, I decided to take action. I devoted every free minute of my time to creating Guzled – an online community for Physics Teachers. I was determined to make life easier and here’s why…