Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Revision Day - Sheldon Heath Physics Factory - Tuesday 26th October 2010

Over 100 students came through the Physics Factory on Tuesday 26th October for a focused exam-revision day. Year 9 and 10 students practised P1b past-paper questions and Year 11 did some P2 practice. Good luck to all for their forthcoming exams!

Friday, 22 October 2010

AS Physics Development Day - Sheldon Heath

Phil, Stewart and Neil spent the morning developing resources and trialling ideas for the delivery of the forthcoming AQA AS Physics INSET.

Preparing to feel the Strong Nuclear Force!

Long Range Nuclear Attraction!

The first AS INSET is our ISA support day for students and teachers at the Sheldon Heath Physics Factory on Thursday December 16th. Book soon as the course is filling up!

AQA AS Physics (Spec A) training, full of practical, hands on and fun ideas, runs on the 12th (Day 1) and 19th (Day 2) of May. Contact Neil or Phil to book your places.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

EDEXCEL P3 Day 1 (Topic 5 Particles in Action) - Tue 19th Oct 2010

Fantastic! The day really helped me to understand some of the concepts in P3 and increase my confidence in delivery. Lou Twist (Yardleys School)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

AQA P3 Day 2 Teacher Training Wed 13th Oct 2010

Thanks very much for another superb, enjoyable day. I liked the idea about not over complicating things and trying to look at Physics through the eyes of a 15 year old - that's exactly how I hope I work. I thought the experiment, banging the tripod on a desk with string was brilliant - I've never seen it before in 29 years of teaching Physics. I hope to visit the Physics Factory again soon and will certainly be sharing ideas with my colleague and spreading the word to others. Ian Keir (Bridgnorth Endowed School, Shropshire)

Friday, 8 October 2010

The Physics Factory Roller Coaster!

Four KEFW Year 7 students have been giving up their lunchtimes this week to construct a KNEX roller coaster. The roller coaster will be used in the EDEXCEL P2 topic Roller Coasters and Relativity to help teach electrical energy, kinetic energy, gravitational potential energy, circular motion and much more!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Castle Vale Electromagnetic Spectrum Masterclass - Sheldon Heath - 7th October 2010

Castle Vale School visited the Sheldon Heath Physics Factory for a masterclass on the EM Spectrum in preparation for their November modular exam.

"Everything was related to things which are relevant to the pupils - they were engaged for the whole session" - Teacher

Friday, 1 October 2010

AQA P3 Day 1 Teacher Training (Tue 5th Oct 2010)

 A really helpful day with awesome practical ideas! Anna Jackson, Lode Heath School, Solihull

The whole event was fantastic! I have understood more Physics in one day than I have in fifteen years! Stephen Hill, Broadway School