Inspiring post-16 biology NY501 / A16

Start date
8 Mar 17
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD How to find us


Special offer: receive a 100% discount on the activity fee by using code SEC100VAT when booking. You will need to pay the VAT of £300 (which as a state-funded school you can claim back). This offer supersedes any other bursary or discount offers.
"Extremely successful. I feel a lot more confident to have a go at topics that I would have shied away from and I feel more confident about different areas which I have struggled with in the past."
Past participant

As a subject, biology challenges students and teachers alike to deal with fast-moving and ethically sensitive topics. New practical techniques, uses of ICT, active and context based learning strategies can help students find tricky subjects inspiring.

The course aims to help you:

  • develop engaging approaches to core topics such as: molecular genetics, plant biology and ecology
  • demonstrate How Science Works
  • apply your learning through supported action research.


This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact for more information.



You will be able to:

  • implement inspiring strategies for topics which typically challenge students’ interest and engagement and/or include rapidly developing science
  • describe developments in some key areas of contemporary biology
  • form a focused action plan to apply their learning


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ENTHUSE Awards are bursaries which are available to teachers, lecturers, teaching assistants and technicians from state funded schools, academies or colleges across the UK. ENTHUSE Awards contribute towards the costs of attending world-class continuing professional development (CPD) provided by the National Science Learning Centre.

Shortly after your application you will be emailed a link to the electronic Impact Identifier and ENTHUSE Award application form. Simply complete this form to apply for your bursary. For further information see our ENTHUSE Awards page

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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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