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Patricia G

Mrs Patricia G

Physics

Nuneaton


Subjects taught:
Physics
Qualifications:
PGCE Newcastle University (1997). BEng (Hons) Class 1 Sheffield University (1988).
Philip A

Dr Philip A

Physics

Nuneaton


Subjects taught:
Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
PGCE Secondary Science (Biology Specialism), Brunel University, Twickenham (2004). PhD Pharmacology, University of London (1994). BSc (Hons) Physiology and Pharmacology Kings College, London (1990).
Eileen F

Mrs Eileen F

Physics

Nuneaton


Subjects taught:
Primary, Maths, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, 11+, 13+, School Entrance Exams, SATs
Qualifications:
MA in Education (Raising Achievement in Inner City Schools), University of the West of England (2006). PGCE Science, Bristol University (1979). BSc (Hons) Chemistry, University of East Anglia (1977).
Johanna R

Dr Johanna R

Physics

Nuneaton


Subjects taught:
Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, School Entrance Exams, 13+
Qualifications:
PhD Systems Approaches to Biological Research, University of Warwick (2012). MSc Systems Biology, University of Warwick, (2009) BSc (Hons) Computational Biology, University of Warwick (2008).
Gethyn J

Mr Gethyn J

Physics

Nuneaton


Subjects taught:
Physics
Qualifications:
PGCE with Integrated Diploma in Physics, Swansea University (1991); BSc (Hons) Philosophy, University of Hull (1989)

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What is Physics?

Physics is the study of the world around us. In simple terms Physics explains how things happen. Why do things fall, speed up, slow down? Why do bulbs or LEDs light up? How do speakers make sounds? How does lightning happen? How does ultrasound see inside us? How does a mobile phone work? How do lenses help us see better? How do signals travel to us from space? How do the planets orbit the sun? How are stars formed? How do Nuclear Power Stations work? How do huge ships stay afloat? These and many other questions are answered by learning about the main branches of Physics including force and energy, materials and particles, radiation, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism, waves, thermal physics, space physics. Physics, like all the sciences, has a large amount of practical work and much of the learning is through doing rather than just sitting and listening.

GCSE and IGCSE Physics Tuition

At GCSE level, Physics is either studied as separate subject or makes up a third of Combined Science. As a separate subject, Physics can be studied as Single Science and receive a full GCSE grade. In Combined Science, the extension topics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology are not taken and the exams in all three subjects lead to two GCSE grades, so it is sometimes referred to as Dual Award Science. If a student intends to study Physics at A level then it is best, though not essential, that they take Physics as a Single Science. The main awarding bodies are AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, Eduqas (part of WJEC) CCEA in Northern Ireland and SQA in Scotland. Assessment is through written exam papers, typically 2 x two hour papers or 3 x 90 minute papers. There is no separate practical assessment or coursework, but questions will be set based on the core practical activities the students will have carried out for themselves.

A-Level Physics Tuition

For entry into A-Level many schools would want to see a grade 7 or higher at GCSE, otherwise a student may struggle to do well at A-Level. At A-Level the concepts and ideas studied for GCSE are built upon and taken further, along with some applications of Physics which may include Astrophysics, Medical Physics, Engineering Physics and Electronics. A-Level Physics also involves a large amount of practical work.

Assessment is typically three written papers, each around two hours long. A-Level Physics can give access to a wide range of university courses and consequently related careers, such as Physics, Engineering, Astrophysics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Medicine, Biology, Chemistry, Sports Science and Pharmacy amongst others.

How are Nuneaton schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Nuneaton (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Nuneaton primary school performance:

The Nuneaton area has 35 primary schools (one of the top being Chetwynd Junior School with 25% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Pupils’ progress from their starting points in school is not strong enough, especially in reading. Not all teachers have sufficiently high expectations of what pupils can and should achieve. Teachers do not consistently set tasks that are accurately matched to the needs and abilities of the pupils, especially those of average ability and the most able.”

The Nuneaton local authority has an average of 66% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 11% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Nuneaton secondary school performance:

The Nuneaton area has 12 secondary schools (one of the top being Higham Lane School with 62% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Teachers have high expectations and make academic demands that challenge pupils. Consequently, pupils make substantial and sustained progress in their learning across subjects and in their personal development.”

The Nuneaton local authority has an average of 50% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 96% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Nuneaton Ofsted ratings:

68% of Nuneaton schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 5 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website

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