Thursday, 20 January 2011

Birmingham University Biology PGCE students 'enthuse' course - Friday 21st January 2011

Great fun and very insightful. I feel far more confident and excited about teaching Physics. Delegate

The whole day was brilliant. I've learnt a lot. Delegate


physics Factory Admin said...



100% of delegates said they thought the course was either 'good’ or ‘very good' with 87% saying it was 'very good'


‘Thank you, very insightful.’.
‘Excellent course. One of the best days of the course.’.
‘Great fun and very insightful. I feel far more confident and excited to teach physics’.
‘The whole day was brilliant. I’ve learnt a lot. thank you Phil’.
‘This has been a great experience for learning bout teaching physics through practicals and role play.’.
‘Hugely enjoyable day and very interesting. Great fun!’.
‘A great insight on many different practical techniques that I maynever have experienced before.’.


‘Electricity, Light and Prisms and Physics A level’
‘Other aspects of Physics’
‘ More practicals that are fun for pupils and staff’
‘ Light and Sound’.
‘Physics at KS4, Training focussing on EM Spectrum and Radiation’.

Roger Lock, PGCE Biology course tutor at birmingham University said...

Student teachers engaged, enthusiastic and excited by the activities - competing to be the one to demonstrate to the group. Generated lots of questions and confident to ask questions and expose their misconceptions - they had confidence in Phil and Neil to do this. An excellent initial training experience that shows clearly how Physics can be fun. It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it.

E. Rowe (PGDipEd Science:Biology student) said...

This was an excellent experience highly recommended to anyone who needs to brush up on the physics knowledge or physics pedagogy. This course did both in an interactive and supportive environment. Who knew physics could be more than just maths, electrical circuits and laws?!

Thank you Phil, and fingers crossed i will see you again in the future.

Anonymous said...

A superb day.

Initially I had no idea what to expect, and to be honest a day of physics did not fill me with enthusiasm. I could not have been more wrong.

The whole day was excellent. Phil and Neal brought enthusiasm and fun to topics I previously thought were dry. A huge number of possible ideas on how to engage pupils was explored and allow them to investigate how much fun physics can be.

Without doubt I will be recommending the Physics Factory to my future schools and I will look to use them with my own classes.

Thanks again.