QA Education asked Charles Tracy, Head of Education at the Institute of Physics, about physics teacher recruitment and how despite a rise in applications, the nation is facing a shortfall of educators in this subject…
Institute of Physics Q&A
1. Why are you still concerned about physics teacher recruitment? Hasn’t there been an increase in the numbers of physics teachers being recruited over the past 20 years?
The Institute of Physics (IOP) has announced the launch of a brand new education website – IOPSpark – designed to provide online classroom resources for every aspect of teaching pre-19 physics.
In a single, easy-to-navigate destination, teachers can discover:
Think Physics, at Northumbria University, is running a series of evening talks for North East sixth form pupils to show why physics is important and the career paths it can lead to.
NEW PHYSICS TEXTBOOK PROVIDES GCSE & A-LEVEL PUPILS WITH A STEP-BY-STEP UNDERSTANDING OF CLASSICAL MECHANICS, BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN BASIC AND ADVANCED LEARNING
Going to university may not be cheap, but for those who leave with a good degree it is still a sound investment which can open doors and reap significant financial dividends across their working life.