2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PHYS3605 Physics in Schools
15 creditsClass Size: 15
Module manager: Dr A M Voice
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsNOTE: All candidates will be required to complete a Police DBS check to assure their suitability to work in a school environment. Please speak to the Module Leader first if you wish to enrol on this module as places are very limited
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LUBS2025||Enterprise into Schools|
|PHYS3181||Group Industrial Project|
|PHYS3300||Extended Project Abroad|
|PHYS5182M||Advanced Group Industrial Project|
|PHYS5440M||Advanced Physics in Schools|
|PHYS9001||Year Abroad for MPhys Students|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThis module gives students the chance to understand and experience what it is like to teach physics in school. By undertaking a placement they can develop skills utilised in the teaching profession. And while not exclusively for students considering a career in teaching, it can help them decide, and advantage them in this career route.
At the end of the module, students should be able to:
- plan and organise a physics-related activity for a secondary school;
- collate information and create a well-reasoned, reflection, report and presentation.
Develop teaching materials.
Present material in a way to engage secondary school pupils.
Time management and lesson planning
We envisage that students taking this module:
- will be placed within a local secondary school/6th form college with a specific remit to help organise Physics activities
- will organise Physics-based project(s) with the aim of promoting the excitement of Physics.
The specifics for each student will be decided in consultation between the student, host school teacher and the academic staff liaison.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||140.00|
|Total Contact hours||10.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyPreparation of teaching materials and assignments;
Working in school: 30 hours;
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackRegular progress meetings within the school to be arranged between the student and the school teacher(s).
Regular formal and informal meetings with an Academic supervisor.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Report||Written Report on Project||50.00|
|Oral Presentation||Oral Presentation on Project||25.00|
|Reflective log||Learning Log Summary reflecting on experiences||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, but no repeat placement can be guaranteed. Students are required to submit all elements of the coursework in order to pass the module.
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
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