West Wales/Gorllewin Cymru

David Grace

David Grace
Teacher Network Coordinator in West Wales/Gorllewin Cymru
The Laurels
Gwbert Road
Cardigan SA43 1AF
Email: dgrace25@btinternet.com


Current position
PGCE Physics and Balanced Science Tutor in the department of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of Aberystwyth.

Career
Joined staff of Shooters Hill GS, South East London in 1972, later to become Eaglesfield School. Head of Physics and Electronics from 1974 to 1988.  Head of Science/Penaeth Adran Gwyddoniaeth, Ysgol Y Preseli, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro from  1988 to 2009 when I retired from full time teaching, eventually finishing in 2011.

Links with other agencies

  • A level examiner with OCR for more years than I care to admit; first for Nuffield and then for Advancing Physics
  • Bit role in the revision of Nuffield A level in the early 80's and Advancing Physics more recently
  • Have been involved in curriculum development at CSE, GCSE (and 16+ before it) in Physics and Electronics
  • Ex GCSE coursework moderator for AQA (1994-2004)
  • Few other publications over the years
  • Teacher Fellow in Engineering
  • Regional STEM supporter in west Wales

Personal interests
Astronomy, amateur radio (GW4OUU), Bee Keeping, enjoying the wonderful Welsh countryside and other bits of Britain and Europe.

Aim/Mission

  • To help promote and expand good practice in the teaching of physics
  • To encourage teachers and their students to enjoy physics.

Central workshops I can deliver

Delivered successfullyRockets
Dragsters
Shocked and stunned
VPLab
Software for skint schools
Datamouse
Happy to deliverNew ideas?
Son of new ideas?
What happens next?
Lights, camera, images


Specialist workshops I offer

  • Radio telescopes
  • Teltron tubes


Related information

CPD sessions

The Teacher Network offers a number of CPD sessions that can help put a little extra sparkle into your teaching