Physics insight and understanding comes through doing physics, in particular solving problems. Isaac is a site designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and to students transitioning from GCSE (Y11), through to Sixth Form (Y12 & 13), to university. It combines an online study tool with face-to-face events at partner schools and institutions across the UK. Isaac is the new name for what began as the Rutherford Physics Partnership.
Our resources and events are designed to provide students with an additional arena in which to develop the skills required to solve physical problems. Here they will develop an intuition and understanding of physical principles by tackling a range of examples from idealised problems through to real-world situations. With our online resource we also provide pages that give insight and practice in fundamental mathematical and physical techniques that are essential for potential physicists and engineers to have at their fingertips.