Understanding curriculum changes and core content at KS3 and KS4.
Lesson planning for deep understanding, enabling teachers to plan and deliver stimulating and accurately informed lessons;
examples & advice re starter & plenaries and effective differentiation.
To secure knowledge of key concepts and the pedagogy that underpins the teaching of physics.
Identifying & correcting key misconceptions: questioning for understanding.
Using feedback and tracking to improve student progress.
Confidence in using IT in lessons & using online resources.
A blended learning model of whole day and school-based study that aims to root the course in the pedagogy of physics teaching and learning practice.
There will be a strong emphasis on practical sessions in the school labs, ensuring access to commonplace school equipment – this will give delegates
an immediate confidence boost if they are already running practicals - they will have first-hand experience of the problems that may be encountered
and gain valuable hints and tips. This reflects the feedback received from last year’s participants re the efficacy of practicals.
Self-study packs will produced for study before these practical days to check understanding and application of physics concepts. Each full day will
start with a review of these packs and discussion of any problems/misconceptions. An additional guided workbook will be produced.
Between sessions, participants will be encouraged to complete questions from past papers which will be discussed further. We will also build in a free
question session, again in response to feedback, to allow participants to request coverage of areas they are still unsure of.
The Launch day for the programme will be a whole day together at Sussex University on Tuesday 5th December 2017.
There will be a further concluding, plenary session at Sussex University on Thursday 18th May 2018. The additional sessions will be held at Millais School, Horsham on the following dates:
Saturday 27th January 2018
Saturday 24th February 2018
Saturday 24th March 2018