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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Rugby meeting, 5 June 2019
Registration is now open, book today to secure your place.

Anthony Waterhouse Fellowship
Next application deadline: Monday 15 April 2019

School Grants
Apply for a School Grant. Next application deadline: 1 June 2019

Apply for teacher training scholarships
£28K physics teacher training scholarships. Inspire the next generation. Apply now.

I am thinking of becoming a teacher

Find out how you can become a physics teacher.

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I am a teacher

Resources for teachers including careers information for students and professional development

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I am new to teaching physics

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

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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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Engineers into teaching physics

Use your engineering degree to inspire the next generation of physicists

Engineers into teaching physics 

I work in higher education

Networks, projects and resources for those working in higher education

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I educate teachers

Information for those with the responsibility of educating teachers

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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 



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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


Unlimited access to over 2,000 physics teaching resources. We bring together hundreds of teaching activities so you can find the right approach for your class.


Search for undergraduate physics courses in the UK and Ireland


Resources and support for the teaching of quantum physics to undergraduates

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