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.

Supporting schools and colleges during COVID-19

This is a really challenging time for teachers and students; and the IOP teaching team are looking at how we might be able to help during the period in which most students and teachers will be based at home.

Visit our dedicated page on IOPSpark for weekly updates

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Help shape the future of STEM education
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is inviting IOP members to help shape the future of STEM education.

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

School Grants
Apply for a School Grants of up to £600 for projects, events and activities that promote a greater interest in physics and engineering in young people.

Anthony Waterhouse Fellowship
Next application deadline: Monday 13 April 2020

I am thinking of becoming a teacher

Find out how you can become a physics teacher.

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I am a teacher

We have a wide variety of teaching resources and CPD support to help you teach physics.

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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're studying physics at school, college or university, we have resources to help.

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Engineers into teaching physics

Use your engineering degree to inspire the next generation of physicists

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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 



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

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