GCSE Physics: High impact strategies to improve student performance


GCSE Physics: High impact strategies to improve student performance


London | Thursday 26 May 2022

London | Thursday 16 November 2022



This vibrant course, led by renowned Physics education expert, Allessio Bernadelli, is for all teachers who are looking to develop effective strategies to stimulate their students’ natural curiosity and develop their understanding, and learning of GCSE physics.

The GCSE physics curriculum is content heavy and there is an increasing pressure on teachers to cover a lot of material in limited available time. This often leaves little time to embed deliberate retrieval practice and effectively monitor pupils’ progress. In this course we will focus on realistic ways to teach important physics concepts and enable students to make sustainable and visible progress. We will explore proven tools and methodologies to develop students’ confidence and competence in their understanding and application of physics concepts and how to relate them to their own experience, hence increasing their Science Capital.

We will consider contemporary educational research, e.g. cognitive load theory, and its implications for the physics classroom, as well as developing effective strategies to elicit and use students’ misconceptions to develop deeper learning.

Teachers will leave this course with a wealth of proven classroom strategies and tools ready for use the next day, including ready-made teaching and learning resources to use with their students.


  • Gain a wealth of effective teaching ideas, strategies and approaches to stimulate students’ curiosity and develop their understanding of GCSE Physics
  • Gain a range of practical strategies to develop students’ understanding and learning of GCSE Physics
  • Developing a better understanding of the skills examiners are looking for, for exam success
  • Find out more about how, and when, to embed assessment, retrieval practice and effectively monitor pupil’s progress
  • Applying differentiation in GCSE Physics
  • Ensure students make sustainable and visible progress in GCSE Physics
  • Find new ways to increase pupils’ Science Capital – explore proven tools and methodologies
DATES & LOCATION London | Thursday 26 May 2022

London | Thursday 16 November 2022

  • Teachers of GCSE Physics
  • ECT Science Teachers
  • Non-specialist teachers of Physics
  • Heads of Physics/Science
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

Additional information


Physics, Science



Key Stage


Job Title

Head of Department, Subject Teacher, G & T Coordinator, CPD Coordinator


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