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sophie allan

National Space Academy Physics Teacher, National Space Centre, Leicester

Sophie Allan is the National Space Academy Physics Teacher and is based at the National Space Centre in Leicester.

She studied Physics with Astrophysics at the University of Leicester. After graduating she stayed at Leicester to complete a PGCE in Science and worked as a specialist Physics teacher in Leicester City Schools.  Sophie continues to teach A-level Physics as part of the Space Engineering course taught in partnership with Loughborough College.

In 2010 she was asked to lecture at the European Space Camp in Norway and was invited back in 2011 and 2012 to repeat these lectures and work as team-leader for the atmospheric physics group.

As well as developing and teaching Physics programmes for the National Space Academy, she is also actively involved in the development of new curriculum focused STEM masterclasses and CPD activities with a particular specialism in GCSE Astronomy and Applied Science.


“Working with the National Space Academy has been amazing.  The experience I have gained, teachers and students that I have encountered and taught, and the knowledge and experience of all of the Lead Educators enable me to continually develop my teaching, and share new ideas and methodologies with other teachers.”

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