I went to school at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School from 1989 to 1996.
A* in Maths, Physics, Computer Studies, Latin and Double Award Science
A in English Language, English Literature, French and History
A in Physics, Pure Maths, Mechanics, General Studies
D in History (a subject I studied purely for enjoyment)
I read Mathematics and then Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. I graduated with an upper second class BA in Natural Sciences and an MSci in Experimental and Theoretical Physics. Later on I collected my MA(Cantab) in Natural Sciences.
Next I moved to University of Bangor for my PGCE in Physics and Science.
I have written several papers on physics and science education:
Blue LEDS and Lasers
High Resolution Electron Microscopy of Sapphire
A Discussion of Some Factors Which Lead to Effective Teaching and Learning
A Comparison of Pupils' Interest and Performance in Science Lessons
How Learning is Affected by Certain Developments
I have taught physics, science and computer science from Yr6 to Yr13 since 2001 in both state and independent schools. I am currently a subject leader for Computer Science.
I am also a lead examiner for physics A-level and an examiner for GCSE.