Key Stage 5
What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?
- Make use of the resources listed below to read around on the subject of physics, and discuss with peers/teachers/parents.
- Use the IsaacPhysics website to recap prior knowledge and challenge themselves with questions in different contexts.
- Ensure that they are using the textbook to its full potential – read ahead to future topics to allow class time to be spent delving deeper into the subject and asking questions to clarify understanding.
- Use additional resources on the VLE/ V-drive.
What wider reading can be completed to support the curriculum?
- In Search of Schrodinger's Cat and In Search of the Multiverse - John Gribben.
- The Physics of the Impossible - Michio Kaku.
- Hyperspace Marauder - Lo Khan.
- Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman - Richard Feynman.
- The Trouble with Physics - Lee Smolin.
- How to Teach Quantum Physics to your Dog - Chad Orzel.
- 50 Physics Ideas You Really Need to Know - Joanne Baker.
- About Time - Adam Frank.
- The Particle at the End of the Universe - Sean Carroll.
- The Quantum Universe - Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw.
- CGP Physics Revision Guide - OCR B.
- Maths Skills for A Level Physics - (Oxford).
- The Infinite Monkey Cage (BBC iPlayer) featuring Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
Lectures and Public Events:
- Institute of Physics - www.iop.org and www.iop.org/resources/videos/lectures
- Royal Astronomical Society - www.ras.org.uk
What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?
How can parents/carers help and what can be done at home?
- Discuss current lessons with your son or daughter – if they can explain what they are studying to parents/carers this will help them to develop a deeper understanding.
- Parents/carers can also help by ensuring there is a quiet place to study at home, and encourage their son or daughter to organise their work.
- When it comes to practising examination questions in timed conditions, parents can time their son or daughter and help them work through
- Encourage your son or daughter to research university websites for potential career paths.
- Encourage your son or daughter to visit science museums or the international space centre in Leicester.
- Encourage your son or daughter to apply for work experience in a career of their interest.
- Purchase relevant revision guides.
Tollbar MAT Sixth Form College PrincipalCaroline L Yates BA (Hons).
Tollbar MAT Chief ExecutiveDavid J Hampson
OBE, BSc, BA.