Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Lordswood Boys Year 13 AQA ISA - Tuesday 12th March 2013

5 A2 students from Lordswood Boys and Hillcrest came to the Five Ways Physics Factory to complete their AQA ISA. Well done for keeping focused and working hard!

Ogden Trust/Physics Factory Year 9 G&T Session - Thursday 7th March 2013

King Edward VI Five Ways, Lordswood Girls, Edgbaston High and Bordesley Green Girls each brought a group of  their Year 9 G&T students for a Ogden Trust School Partnership masterclass at the Physics Factory. They experienced forces, using hammers, magnets, a toy helicopter, helium balloons, and the hoverboard and also learnt about heat transfer using ice, copper 'matches', food dye in gas jars, ice-melting and seeing black surface experiments and lots more.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Al-Hijrah School - Feb 13

'This week and last week, Al-Hijrah School year 11 girls and boys respectively visited the Physics Factory for a day's master class on Radioactivity. As well as demonstrating the properties of nuclear radiation, the day included modelling Beqerel's discovery, demonstrating random processes using pop corn and 'skittles', modelling ionisation and penetration as radiation travels through matter, modelling half-lives using dice and much more. The final session of the day was dedicated to 'Fun with Physics', involving the hoverboard, invisible test tubes, mixing light, separating white light into its colours and viewing the emission spectra of Hydrogen. One student remarked at the end that they couldn't believe how fast the day had gone and how much they'd learnt.'

Friday, 25 January 2013

Shenley Academy Yr12 Level 3 BTEC group - Friday 25th January 2013

Shenley Academy sent their Year 12 Level 3 BTEC group to the Physics Factory today for the first time. The group developed their understanding of energy and successfully completed a number of investigations to do with energy transfer and efficiency. The group were a pleasure to work with and a credit to their school! Please come again! Philip Jones.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Waverley - EDEXCEL GCSE P2 Nov 12 Examination Grades

Congratulations to Year 11 for their outstanding modular results! 
Number of students who achieved:
1. A*/A = 64%
2. A*/C = 86%
3. predicted grade or higher = 75%