Helen did her undergraduate studies in Nottingham University and her master’s degree in Birmingham in applied radiation physics. After completing a PGCE, Helen taught at Llanfyllin High School for three years. In 2003, she returned to her roots in the South Wales Valleys where she taught physics for nine years at Treorchy Comprehensive before becoming Assistant Head Teacher. She joined the WJEC in 2011 as subject officer for physics and electronics and has a wealth of experience as an examiner for WJEC GCSE and A Level Physics. Shortly after, Helen was appointed as the domain leader for maths and science.