While much has been done to adapt year-one programmes in Physics to alterations in the school experience of incoming students, the ever-changing nature of the pre-University qualifications requires a constant reappraisal of the transition if this is to be managed effectively. University students now come from a variety of backgrounds and recent changes to the A-level syllabi, with greater emphasis on the nature of science, means that even this traditional route will provide a different preparation for students. The widely held assumption that students enter University with a mathematics background that includes mechanics is far from generally true. The meeting will look at the new A-level syllabi and their interpretation, the new Diplomas, and the changing Scottish Qualifications from the points of view of the curriculum developers, teachers, teacher fellows with
experience of the school-university transition, and widening participation.
Registration fee £30.