Many of you will have students who struggle with the underlying concepts and application of Waves. Failure to identify the different characteristics of wave types, the correct application of the wave equation and drawing, labelling and calculating the paths of refracted rays are areas of constant frustration.

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

  • The difference between longitudinal and transverse waves
  • Proof of the wave equation velocity = frequency x wavelength
  • Refraction of waves – success with the ripple tank and how lenses work

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 Waves that prohibit them from accessing higher marks
  • Refreshed approaches to teaching categories of Waves, application of the Wave Equation and Refraction
  • Get to grips with the most challenging areas to reinforce learning
  • Take away effective ways to really get students understanding Waves


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.