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Coping with calculations

People convince themselves that you need to be good at Maths to be good at Physics, but they are...
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An unexpected approach to Newton's Laws of Motion

How do you make physics more engaging? I’m fairly certain I’m not the first person to ask this...
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Effective learning

In the last few years I have had the pleasure of teaching many intelligent and creative...
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Why is Physics one of the most important Sciences

I believe I am one of the few people that chose to study Physics not because I was fascinated...

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  • Coping with calculations Editor's Pick

    Chris Hanson GCSE Physics Tutor (Manchester) Picture People convince themselves that you need to be good at Maths to be good at Physics, but they are wrong! I would be lying if I said it didn't help but it is far from essential. While teaching I have had experience with students of varying abilities in Maths and it has been interesting to see how...
  • The importance of learning to draw Editor's Pick

    GCSE Physics Tutor (Doncaster) Picture One thing I was never taught at school was how to draw. It was assumed that those who can, can, while those who can’t, can’t. The teachers just left it like that! Relatively recent research has shown that drawing is predominantly a right brain hemisphere activity. The logical, reasoning, left...
  • An unexpected approach to Newton's Laws of Motion Editor's Pick

    Dr Luzia Trobinger GCSE Physics Tutor (North West London) Picture How do you make physics more engaging? I’m fairly certain I’m not the first person to ask this question. As tutors – or teachers – we are constantly faced with this dilemma: Unless content is presented in an engaging way, it will be difficult to grab students’ attention. The younger the student,...

 

  • Useful Physics videos

    GCSE Physics Tutor (Sheffield) Picture The site www.physicschannel.net contains some great links to physics videos. Each video has been watched by teachers and is recommended to support you in your studies and to generate a love of physics. Videos are categorized by subject and level. For example, you can watch a series of videos...
  • Effective learning

    Dr. Clare Turner GCSE Physics Tutor (Manchester) Picture In the last few years I have had the pleasure of teaching many intelligent and creative students. Unfortunately, some of those students have had their learning stunted by negative experiences at school. For example, there are schools that do not perform experiments in physics lessons, and the...
  • Success at GCSE and Increase in A-Level Physics

    GCSE Physics Tutor (Birmingham) Picture Entries for physics at GCSE level have increased this year despite the recent upheavals in science courses, and intake for A-level physics entries have risen for the eighth consecutive year. Despite concerns in the press about students dropping GCSE physics as a single subject, much of the...