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The first time I taught: Electrostatics

By CarolIne D | 27 Mar, 2015 | 0 Comments

Katie is a newly qualified teacher in a school where she is the only physics specialist. She is used to learning from her own mistakes so she didn’t let a broken Van der Graaff generator hold back her lesson on electrostatics         Year 10 Scheme of Work: Electrostatics. In my head flashed images of the […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships: It’s never too late to train to teach…

By Jo M | 3 Mar, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jeremy has spent 25 years working in industry, and most of this time was spent working abroad. In 2014 he decided it was time to move back to England with his family to rediscover English culture, which paved the way nicely for a new career in the classroom… “I have been working in the electronics and […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014. Meet David…..

By Joe W | 31 Mar, 2014 | 0 Comments
David, IOP Teacher Training Scholar

Are you holding back from a career in teaching physics because your subject knowledge is rusty? If you’re considering the idea of a career in the classroom but haven’t picked up a physics text book for many years, it’s natural to feel that a lack of confidence in your subject knowledge will let you down. […]

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships 2014: Meet Joseph………

By Joe W | 6 Mar, 2014 | 0 Comments
2014 IOP Scholar, Joseph

For many people, the decision to train to teach is made several years after embarking on a career in industry. For others, the decision is simpler and is made whilst studying at college or university, and is usually due to the encouragement and enthusiasm of an inspirational teacher. This was the case for Joseph, one […]

Work placement student Stephen Wells: “what use is that esoteric theory? Er, howzabout that extra terabyte in your hard drive?”

By Joe W | 22 Oct, 2013 | 1 Comment

This year’s IOP Top 40 Work Placement students have now completed their placements and we’re finding out what they got up to. Today it’s the turn of Stephen Wells, who has just gone into his 4th year of an MSci Physics degree at Queen’s University Belfast. This summer he spent eight weeks on placement at […]