Who we are

Based on the principle that bored brains don’t work, exScites was set up by Neil Atkin an Advanced Skills Teacher in science and ICT with huge experience of teaching young people. Described by OFSTED as ‘Inspirational’ for his radical methods, he left teaching two years ago to concentrate on inspiring others and transforming learning. His courses for teachers have exceptional feedback and those sessions for students with the “science of …” series are unforgettable. Fusing exciting activities and high technology students understand concepts by seeing, feeling, hearing them in ways that they can make sense of. Finding the engaging activity and adding the science is so much more effective than struggling to make the curriculum engaging.

exScites is an innovative company focussed on putting the excitement back into science and true learning. Too many students don’t see the point of science and it is criminal that this beautiful subject has been diminished into a what gets tested gets taught, with no real attempt at understanding. If you can do the exams that’s enough!

Neil Atkin who has 20 years of teaching experience, the last 9 as an Advanced Skills Teacher in challenging schools and rated by OFSTED as ‘Inspirational’ , started exScites to transform learning and understanding. He discovered that the way to succeed was not to try to make the curriculum engaging, but to shift the paradigm and to find the engaging activities then add the curriculum. So rates of reaction can be taught using powerkites, momentum with rockets and the science of survival skills and surfing can hit a huge number of concepts! Having only left teaching recently due to a hearing loss, Neil’s experience is very current. He still regularly teaches and doesn’t deliver anything unless he knows it works.

Neil’s CV includes the following, either current or within the last two years

  • The Institute of Physics – Teaching and Learning Coach
  • Science Learning Centre – Triple Science Consultant
  • ASE – train the trainers
  • LSN – Coach the coaches
  • Vital – Online tutor
  • Hodder Murray – Author and digital learning advisor
  • Phillip Allan – Author
  • Dragonfly Training – Trainer
  • Lighthouse Education – Trainer
  • Fresh Science – Online facilitator


An overview can be seen below

This mindmap was created using the excellent Buzans software
iMindMap Basic

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