Authentic Biology teacher development day NV500 / D01

Start date
4 Jul 16
1 Day
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham WA14 2NL View on Google Map


Authentic Biology is a national initiative supported by the Wellcome Trust which aims to encourage post-16 students to take part in original research projects in their school with guidance from university research teams. By attending this CPD activity the IRIS team will help you to develop a University link and get you in a position to begin genuine biology research in your school.

The aims of Authentic Biology are to encourage students to be involved in genuine novel research, experiencing the highs and lows of the research process. This event will give CPD opportunities to teaching and technical staff to enable this work to begin with their students.

A number of techniques are used across the Authentic Biology schools, and this event provides an introduction and practice with these techniques.

The CPD will be delivered by Nick Harris, who runs a successful Authentic Biology project at Tapton School in Sheffield.


You will be able to:

  • learn new skills for biomedical research which link in to A level biology
  • start to develop ideas for a biomedical research project with a partner University
  • be equipped to start your own Authentic Biology work with students
  • become an IRIS partner school


Authentic Biology teacher development day04 July 201609:30-16:30Altrincham Grammar School for Girls


This is a unique course which is being run in collaboration with the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS).  This will present teachers with a highly unique opportunity to help with their CPD.

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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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