As of September 2015, practical work in A-Level Physics is no longer assessed through examination – but it’s still a core part of the curriculum. We’ve been keeping a close eye on the support and resources available to teachers, and we think there’s a gap. To start filling it, we teamed up with physics teacher Alom Shaha to produce a pilot for what we hope will be a series of films. Building on the approach of Alom’s previous films about physics demonstrations, this video takes one of the required practicals and explores several approaches to it, assessing their respective strengths and discussing how you might approach the work with your students.
We’re proud of the film and we hope teachers find it useful.