Many of you will have students who struggle with the underlying concepts and application of mechanics. Failure to link resultant force to changes in velocity, understanding which of Newton’s laws to apply and solving moments problems with multiple pivots are areas of constant frustration.

We have set up this new course to focus in on;

  • What is force? – Newton’s law and F = ma and the conservation of linear momentum
  • Moments and how to apply the principle of moments
  • Dynamics – velocity-time graphs and the constant acceleration equations (s,u,v,a,t)

This intensive session is designed for all GCSE physics teacher looking for refreshed ideas for teaching Mechanics.  Get to grips with these challenging areas to reinforce learning and take away effective ways to really get students understanding Forces.


  • Highlight the reasons that students struggle in Mechanics that prohibit them from accessing higher marks
  • Refreshed approaches to teaching Forces, Moments, Momentum and Dynamics
  • Get to grips with the most challenging areas to reinforce learning
  • Take away effective ways to really get students understanding Forces


COURSE DATE Available In-School only
WHO FOR?  All Teachers of GCSE Physics
Heads of Physics
Heads of Science
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


Howard Dodd

Howard Dodd has worked as an A-level Physics Principal Examiner (writing exam papers and supervising marking) for over twenty years being employed by OCR, AQA and Edexcel.
He has taught A-level physics in a number of secondary schools, maintained and independent, and has extensive experience of leading very successful physics and science departments. Before becoming an educational consultant he lectured in Science and Physics Education for fifteen years at the University of Exeter.  He is a qualified Ofsted inspector and continues to train and assess ITT trainees on the School Direct QTS training programmes. He has a national reputation for providing high quality and helpful in-service training courses for secondary and post-16 teachers.