Physics for non-specialists NY201

Providing teachers with the confidence to teach physics at KS3 and KS4.


Designed to provide teachers with the knowledge of core concepts at KS3 and KS4. This course is for science teachers who are not physics specialists or those who need to build their confidence in teaching physics. We will cover a wide range of topics, developing the substantive and disciplinary knowledge underlying these. We will also support teachers in challenging both students and, their own, misconceptions in physics.
This course may support you with Science Benchmark 3 - Effective teaching and learning in science
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Who is it for?

Teachers of science who are not physics specialists, ECTs   

What topics are covered?

During the course we will cover:
  • energy
  • forces
  • motion
  • electricity
  • waves
  • radioactivity
  • physics required practicals
Not sure yet? Here is a free taster which will give you a better understanding of what to expect once you join the course. Please note, this is a free short activity you can do in your own time.

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face with participant tasks to be completed between sessions.

How long is this course?

This is a four day intensive course over two periods


By the end of this course, you will have:

  • increased understanding of  topics at KS3 and KS4
  • become more confident and competent in the teaching of physics
  • developed an understanding of common students misconceptions and how these can addressed


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