Attracting students to take physics and maths at A-level has long been recognised as crucial if young people are to be encouraged to take engineering degrees. The Institute of Physics is attempting to make A-level physics more attractive to young people, by introducting its new A and AS-level course, Advancing Physics. The course, which has been chosen by over 300 schools and colleges, aims to offer a more modern, exciting and relevant approach to teaching physics. Alongside core physics topics students will learn about cosmology, quantum physics and sensing. Contact Alison Larkin, Institute of Physics, 020 7470 4800.