Physics School Experience Programme (September - July)


If you are considering a career in teaching physics, it is important to spend some time in a school observing physics lessons. It is crucial to go back into the classroom and observe lessons through the eyes of a prospective teacher, not a pupil.

Gaining classroom experience before starting your initial teacher training (ITT) can help you be sure that a career in teaching is right for you. With school experience being a prerequisite for initial teacher training, it can also support your application for ITT. 

Our School Experience Programme puts you in touch with schools in your local area that are willing to take on students looking for physics-related classroom experience.

Register online for our free programme and we will contact you within five days with a list of schools in your local area that you could visit. We will let the schools know that you are going to be in touch, but the onus is on you to liaise with the school(s) to arrange when you will visit them and for how long.

The School Experience Programme is open to anyone with an interest in teaching physics. You will need to demonstrate that you have a genuine passion and interest in becoming a physics teacher.

Opportunity Overview

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Placement Duration: Year-long
  • Location: Various
  • Region: East Anglia, East Midlands, London and South East, North East, North West, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerospace
  • Building Services
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Civil
  • Computer & IT
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials/Minerals
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Science
  • Software
  • Structural
  • Systems

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