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We work to promote, develop and support excellent physics teaching through networks, CPD events and proven resources.

Here you can find information on:

  • our resources
  • the support we offer at every stage of your career
  • grants and awards
  • education research



Download teaching resources

Discover IOPSpark: our online home for over 2,000 free physics teaching resources including classroom-ready material, teaching guidance, video content and student worksheets all tried and tested by teachers.

Go to the IOPSpark website

How to become a physics teacher

Support for prospective teachers

Find advice on how to get into teaching physics and what funding is available, how to get school experience, help for returning teachers, recruitment events, information on subject knowledge enhancement courses and more.

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Teaching in schools and colleges

Support for physics teachers in schools and colleges

From thousands of teaching resources to CPD events to online discussion forums, we have a wide variety of teaching resources to help you teach physics at every stage of your career, whether you teach in:

  • school
  • college
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Teaching in higher education

Support if you work in higher education

Our accreditation of physics degrees and recognition of interdisciplinary and combined science degrees are important parts of our support for higher education. 

We’ve also put together a list of resources and projects you may find useful if you work in higher education.

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Degree accreditation and recognition

The accreditation of physics degrees and recognition of interdisciplinary and combined science degrees are important parts of our support for higher education. We accredit and recognise degree programmes in the UK and Republic of Ireland (ROI).

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University students

University student community

Our university student engagement programme enables students to make the most of their time at university and be better prepared for their next steps. Take a look at the range of events and activities we organise that you can take part in.

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School and college students

Resources for school and college students

If you're studying physics at school or college, we have some resources to help.

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ITE providers

Support for Initial Teacher Education providers

We support your work in the following areas: ITE policy, support for teacher trainers and TSST providers, ITE updates, recruitment advice and more.

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Grants and awards

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships

As an IOP Teacher Training Scholar, you'll receive tax-free funding and be part of a like-mind community with access to masterclasses, physics teacher training workshops and support.

Find out more about the scholarships

Anthony Waterhouse Fellowship

Up to £3,500 for UK teachers of 11- to 19-year-olds who have a physics idea to develop for other teachers. As part of the award we support recipients with links to education researchers and a network of experienced teachers.

Find out more about the fellowship

Teachers of Physics Award

The Teachers of Physics Award celebrates the success of secondary school physics teachers who have raised the profile of physics and science in schools.

Find out more about the Teachers of Physics Award

Education research

Dismantling barriers to inclusion in physics

We’re working to ensure that young people from currently under-represented and underserved groups in physics get the chances they deserve.

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IOP events for teachers

The IOP hosts a programme of events for teachers across the UK and Ireland