Waiting to begin your Initial Teacher Education

Before you begin your teacher training, there is plenty you can usefully do in preparation.

Some training providers will already have set you personalised tasks to address issues identified at interview. Others will have set assignments that they expect all students to have completed before the course begins. Most send out a reading list.

We have pulled together some suggestions - based on what a range of training providers suggest to their prospective students – if you are able to spare any extra time:



Other IOP websites


A community for teachers of physics and their supporters


A support network for teachers and pupils of physics in England


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