Teacher Information

Thank you for getting your school or college involved with this year’s Accelerator and Particle Physics Masterclass.


The event has been planned to run during school hours. We will require each school to register for this event ahead of time, so please contact Wendy for more details ([email protected]).

Once you have registered, we will contact with further details on how to get to Daresbury Laboratory and what to expect on arrival.

Students should come dressed in school uniform and bring a packed lunch.

GCSE students

As you are aware, the Masterclass is aimed primarily at A-Level Physics students but will also be accessible for GCSE students considering studying Physics at A-Level. We aim to provide content that is suitable for learning across all of these levels. We recognise that some of the content may be a stretch for students currently studying for GCSEs, and we will reassure students throughout the event that we are aware that some of these topics will not have been covered in schools yet.

In support of GCSE students, we have provided the following pre-event content (see hyperlinks below) to familiarise them with some of the terminology and topics that we will be using during the event. This is by no means compulsory and up to individuals to decide if they feel it will benefit them.

Each session provides a great opportunity to engage with our scientists and engineers, and we welcome questions from everyone.


We will be asking students for feedback and have created a simple survey for them to complete at the end of the day. Please encourage your students to complete our evaluation, as it is important for us to gather this data and report on the impact of running these events without charge. Not only will it help us to learn more about what has worked, it will also help us to make improvements for next time.

If you have any questions before the event please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at [email protected].