This new course provides practical advice and strategies to assess progress, embed deep learning and reinvigorate your approaches to revision in A level physics both throughout the course and after the specification has been covered.


  • Explore the specific challenges facing students in Physics exams
  • Develop strategies for revisiting and assessing prior learning
  • Practical activities to consolidate learning at the end of the course
  • Improve assessment and feedback techniques to ensure mastery of skills
  • Improve the independence of your students in and outside the classroom
COURSE DATES London, Wednesday 28 June 2017
London, Wednesday 15 November 2017
WHO FOR?  Heads of Physics
Teachers of A level physics
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10:00 - 10:20am: What are the specific revision challenges in A level Physics?

  • Identify the most challenging assessment objectives
  • How can we best teach the skills that students need to master for success?

10:20 - 11:20am: What are the specific revision challenges in A level Physics?

  • Building bridges between topics, in terms of concepts and skills
  • Develop links for effective learning and synoptic questions

11:20 - 11:35am: Break


11:35 - 12:45pm: Driving progress once the syllabus is complete

  • Examine methods that deliver the most effective, inspiring and motivating revision
  • Helping students to approach examinations with confidence, not burn-out

12:45 - 1:45pm: Lunch


1:45 - 2:30pm: Assessment, feedback and Mock exams

  • Turning mistakes in questions into opportunities for further learning and deeper thinking
  • How to encourage active learning in our students post assessment

2:30 - 3:10pm: Break


3:10 - 3:40pm: Improving the value of students’ independent learning

  • How can we tailor our intervention to the needs of students?
  • How can we equip our students for an effective study leave period?

Melissa Lord

Melissa Lord has been Head of Science and Head of Physics for several years at Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School, and continues her association with AGGS in the role of Ogden Teacher Fellow with the Ogden Trust. AGGS is the hub school for the newly formed Trafford Ogden Science Partnership. In 2012 she was an Institute of Physics Teacher of the Year. She enjoys the challenges of physics, of making ideas coherent, especially in using language to help the delivery of concepts, delighting in finding the ideas that engage and excite, and drawing even more questions from students. She has worked with the Prince’s Teaching Institute for four years as a Teacher Leader in delivering their subject days for NQTs, enjoying guiding teachers in developing a pathway through a topic. She considers showing students how the physics that they study in school can be put to use in solving the problems of the future one of the most important goals in her teaching.