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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Classroom Physics
The latest issue now available to download

Physics in Perspective - London
Physics in Perspective
Sixth formers' enrichment course is now open for bookings.

CPD sessions
Updated workshop information is now available for teachers

Science: it's a people thing
A discussion workshop for girls

Benchmark tools for practical work in science
New planning tools available to help with the resourcing of practical work

myPhysicscourse.org 2014
Our degree listings website has had a facelift and been updated with entry requirements for physics courses starting in 2014

Physics Lives
Our Physics Lives films have received a nomination in the Learning on Screen Awards 2013. Have you seen them?

Upcoming events

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I am a teacher

Resources for teachers including careers information for students and professional development

I am a teacher 

I educate teachers

Information for those with the responsibility of educating teachers

I educate teachers 

I am a student

Resources and an opportunity to join the Institute for free

I am a student 

Girls in physics

Girls are under-represented in physics post-16 across the UK

Girls in physics 

I am thinking of becoming a teacher

Physics teaching is one of the most challenging and fulfilling careers you could consider, and our schools need more specialist physics teachers than ever before.

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

I am new to teaching physics 

Higher education and research

The Institute promotes the interests of physics departments in universities

Higher education and research 



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 community for teachers of physics 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