Curriculum links

The show contains science which will be useful (and fun!) for a wide range of different age groups. It can be tailored to fit areas of the curriculum from Year 7 right up to A-level. This is a list of curriculum topics to which Accelerate! is relevant. They will probably vary by exam board.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7–9)

Mathematics: number and algebra, handling data.
Science: scientific enquiry, materials and their properties, physical processes.
Technology and design: knowledge and understanding of materials and components, systems and control, understanding of structures.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)

Mathematics: number and algebra, geometry and measure, statistics.
Science: chemical and material behaviour, energy, electricity and radiation, environment, Earth and Universe.
Technology and design: designing and making, creativity.

AS-/A-Level Physics

Particles, radiation and quantum phenomena; current, electricity and elastic properties of solids, waves, field and nuclear energy, nuclear instability, turning points in physics.

Teaching resources

The Oxford Sparks website has a short animation about the LHC, along with suggested follow-up lesson plans for Key Stages 3 and 4, plus A-level. Check out their LHC ‘nugget’ to find out more.