The start of a new academic year is a time of promise and anticipation. Staff are feeling organised and energised. Students are feeling motivated and determined. Sadly, this nascent feeling does not always last. The question is then, how can
Welcome to the fourth instalment of the ‘Making it Relevant’ series: Waves. Firstly, we are going to take a look at why we teach Waves at GCSE. Then the content typically required in the new GCSE specifications will be summarised.
Do a quick internet search with the keywords ‘girls’, ‘physics’ and ‘STEM’. Go on… I did, it was illuminating. Up came headlines such as: ‘Girls are under-represented in physics’ (1); ‘Only 20% of girls choose to study physics at A