A level Mechanics: Year 1 Content

Gravesend, Kent


This is a one day course to help prepare teachers to teach the Mechanics part of the A level specification either for the first time or to refresh the subject knowledge of teachers who have not taught this application in recent years.

This day will focus on the Year 1 content and will include Modelling, Kinematics, Forces and Vectors and Variable Acceleration.


  • To strengthen teachers understanding of the key mechanics topics in the 2017 AS level specifications
  • To demonstrate teaching ideas and resources, including simple practical work and ICT, which will promote student understanding of mechanics concepts

Who will benefit from attending?

Teachers who are new to teaching Mechanics or have not taught Mechanics in recent years


09.15 - 09.30    Registration and refreshments

09.30 - 10.30    Vectors and Forces - Thought experiments and short practicals

10.30 - 11.30    Kinematics - Motion with constant and with variable acceleration

11.30 - 11.45    Refreshments

11.45 - 13.00    Newton's Laws of Motion - Statics and Dynamics

13.00 - 13.30    Lunch

13.30 - 14.45    Extending the Model - Projectiles and moments

14.45 - 15.00    Plenary and Evaluations

15.00                Finish

Materials and Equipment

Delegates will need to bring along a laptop for use during the day.


All teachers are eligible to apply, although priority will be given to teachers from state-funded schools. 


This course is provided free of charge.

Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a subsidy of £250 to support staff cover and travel costs. For more information, visit our subsidies page.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day


London and South East


St George's Church of England School,
Meadow Road,
DA11 7LS


Wed 4th Dec 2019

Course times:

09:15 - 15:00



Priority Area subsidy:



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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

John Heffernan
[email protected]
07909 952732

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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