Secondary science resource packages

A selection of hand-picked resources covering all the statements in the Key Stage 3 programme of study, with advice and guidance from subject specialists.


The benefits of learning outside the classroom

Learning outside the classroom can reignite enthusiasm for teaching and make the curriculum more engaging for students.

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STEM Insight

STEM Insight provides a chance to experience life in modern industry or a leading university to learn about the vast range of career opportunities available.

A level science resource packages

Packages of hand-picked resources covering the subject content for A level sciences, with advice and guidance from subject specialists.

Science Learning Partnership impact

Science Learning Partnerships

Our Science Learning Partnerships combine local expertise in teaching and learning in science, facilitating CPD, and providing school-to-school support.

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14-16 science resource packages

A selection of hand-picked resources covering all the statements in the Key Stage 4 programmes of study.

Secondary Science

Specially selected for teachers and technicians of science; browse resources, professional development, news and opinions. Join in the discussion with our community groups.

Featured Resources

GCSE biology: recommended practicals using plants

This collection of SAPS resources includes  recommended plant practicals for 14-16 biology, covering a range of topics including photosynthesis, cells, germination, totipotency and ecology. These practicals are reliable, affordable, and engaging for students.  
Publication date:
2010 to date

12 resources

Developing STEM Careers

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), these activities look at career opportunities in plant biology, as well as useful classroom activities and practical investigations. The range of careers and activities covered include:Inside STEM careers: research into plant pollinators​Investigating how flowers...
Publication date:
2010 to date

7 resources

From Science upd8

These Science upd8 resources are designed to both develop science skills and show practical applications for classroom science through the context of particular careers.The activities include:The Mystery of the Levitating TrainAccident and EmergencyPolar Bears in TroubleDeath of an AngelInstant Ice-CreamOne of...
Publication date:
2000 - 2009

8 resources

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Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO UK, the UK space education office.


Mathematics in science teachingRP210

There is an increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is necessary to accelerate learning and raise attainment for science GCSE's. This course explores the typical weaknesses in mathematics that hinder students' ability to understand and solve scientific problems. It will give teachers an...

Subject leaders’ network RP121

This is a local network meeting facilitated by local teachers to share good practice. Please see individual dates for further information.

Technicians supporting biologyNY604

Biology can often be seen as the science subject with few practicals that are engaging and work successfully. On this comprehensive course we will change that perception through a diverse range of practicals developed by ourselves and others, which will highlight that biology can be taught through exciting and...

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Many of our professional development activities are supported by generous bursaries for state funded schools, this includes support for in-school professional development.


Get recognition for your professionalism with our recognition schemes: STEM Educators and Science Mark.

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