Oldham & Rochdale Partnership

Year of Formation:2013
Hub:Oldham Sixth Form College
Co-ordinator:Kathryn Parkinson

Partnership schools:Blue Coat CofE School; Hathershaw College; North Chadderton School; Oasis Academy, Oldham; Oldham Academy North; Oldham Hulme Grammar School; Saddleworth School

The Oldham & Rochdale Partnership has been focusing on supporting teachers in their delivery of the new science (physics) GCSE and we are planning to share ideas and resources for the new required GCSE and A-level physics practicals.

Activities at the partnership include lectures, talks and science workshops. This year, three schools welcomed Dr Yvonne Peters for her lecture on introduction into particle physics and Dr Georgia Karagiorgi gave a talk on neutrinos. Year 9 pupils from local secondary schools took part in a day of interactive and engaging physics workshops. Activities included recording music through sound waves and racing balloon hovercrafts.