https://www.tes.com/news/four-ways-avoid-shocking-electricity-lessons-GCSE-physics This teacher is absolutely right, electricity is a pain to teach. The circuits have too many things to go wrong (flat cells, cells in opposition in a battery, broken wire, poor connection etc etc). This is not helped by budget cuts and lack of investment in decent kit (the poor quality of modern kit doesn't help either). I also agree that it's intellectually difficult. Abstract. Non observable. However, there also appears to be a very strong trend amongst less...engaged pupils to dismiss electricity. It is miraculous in its effects on their lives. Especially if you include the effect of microelectronics. Yet they think the internet is normal. TV and radio just sort of appear out of nowhere. A washing machine isn't an astonishing feat of labour saving engineering, it's just a boring box that lives in their kitchen. Maybe to get pupils to really appreciate electricity, lets shuffle them all off to 14th Century bootcamp for a week. Then they'd notice how amazing the modern world is.