Education

Explore this section to find out about our latest curriculum development initiatives, Affiliated Schools Scheme and professional development courses.

There are also resource links and information about the various support networks available.

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Apply for a £30k IOP Teacher Training Scholarship
Final deadline approaching: 1 August 2016

Anthony Waterhouse Fellowship
Next application deadline: 18th April 2016

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I am a teacher

Resources for teachers including careers information for students and professional development

I am a teacher 

I am thinking of becoming a teacher

Physics teaching is one of the most challenging and fulfilling careers you could consider. Our schools need more specialist physics teachers than ever before, so we hope our information and advice will encourage you to pursue this rewarding career path

I am thinking of becoming a teacher 

I am new to teaching physics

Find support if you're new to teaching physics or recently qualified

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I work in higher education

Networks, projects and resources for those working in higher education

I work in higher education 

I educate teachers

Information for those with the responsibility of educating teachers

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I am a student

Whether you are at school, college or university, the Institute is here to help

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Gender balance

The Institute is working to understand and address the issue of girls’ under-representation in physics post-16

Gender balance 



Related information

Education events

Calendar of all IOP organised or sponsored education events, including workshops and lectures

Physicists in Primary Schools (PIPS)

Resources for physicists who want to interest young children in physics

Engaging Physicists Each university and national laboratory on the database has nominated an outreach officer who has an understanding of the needs of both teachers and physicists.

Other IOP websites


A support network for teachers and pupils of physics in England


A digital forum for teachers, technicians and their supporters


Ideas and resources for teaching physics to students aged 16-19


Search for undergraduate physics courses in the UK and Ireland


Resources and support for the teaching of biological physics to undergraduates

Resources and support for the teaching of quantum physics to undergraduates

Resources to support development of your subject knowledge