December 2017

A very happy Christmas

The Autumn Term is almost over.  Christmas is coming up fast, as it always does.  As I write this (on Monday 11th December) there is a skittering of snow on my garden.  It is a gin clear day.  I was driving across a top road near us and could see into the Lake District.  Whether we have a white Christmas in two weeks' time...  You might be off school, if you are in Central England or Wales.  You are using your time productively, aren't you?

 

May I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

 

 

 

This Site

I have now reviewed all the material in the A-level Core Physics syllabus.  I am now going to review the Options.  I have not reviewed some of these for some time, so I will update them depending on the syllabuses.

 

I have added more material that I have used in teaching my own students.  I hope it makes the notes easier to follow.  I have added stuff from other syllabuses as well as the AQA.  I will be mapping the contents of all the syllabuses with the contents of the site, so that students will be able to look at the syllabus they are doing and click to find notes on the topics.

 

I have changed the background from teal (a blue-green) to light grey. Where the tutorial content is I have put a picture in the background.  Ideally I would have liked a different picture from each theme, but I don't have them in my picture files.  So I chose this one instead.

 

 

 

In reviewing the site, I have noticed that where the page properties were set to automatic, the background became transparent, making reading black text on a dark background not that easy.  My web-host has changed its settings, I suspect.  I will correct this as I work through the site.  Please bear with me.

 

A development that I will put in place in 2018 is to have a contents page for each syllabus and map the topics to the pages.  I will need to write one or two new pages.

 

I still use FrontPage as a web-editor, and that's the way I have learned to use it.  It is fifteen years old which is, as far as software is concerned, positively antediluvian.   The appearance may be rather dated, but I am as well.  So there.

 

 

Until the next time I saddle up my high horse, enjoy and good luck.  I hope you do well.

 

James