Pharma Bees - cutting edge science in your classroom RD468 / I01

Start date
26 Jun 18
1 Day
Malmesbury School, Corn Gastons, Malmesbury SN16 0DF View on Google Map


Since the introduction of the new specifications have you asked yourself:

“How do I make the teaching of discovery and development of drugs, microbiology, antibiotics and drug resistance more engaging?”

“How can I help my students show their science skills and scientific understanding in unfamiliar contexts?”

With all of the above featuring in the new GCSE specifications and with assessment objectives focussing on assessing students’ skills and understanding in a variety of situations, there has never been a better time for teachers of secondary science to participate in CPD which brings you together with research scientists and to provide stimulating and exciting contexts for you to bring science to life.

We are delighted to confirm that Dr James Blaxland will provide the cutting-edge research background to this unique professional development experience. James has a background in biomedical sciences, food science and pharmaceutical microbiology. He successfully completed a PhD on the antimicrobial effects of hops against Mycobacteria at Cardiff University in 2015. Following on from this Dr Blaxland has focused on identifying other natural products which are antimicrobial against multi-drug resistant bacteria


Participants will be able to:

  • develop and update your knowledge by engaging with scientists involved in cutting edge research
  • use authentic contexts for the effective delivery of science content
  • deepen understanding of how science works, including controversies and ethical issues
  • engage with active and inspiring teaching approaches and learning activities
  • network and collaborate with other primary science teachers


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Research Councils UK


Thanks to funding from the Research Councils UK (RCUK), all CPD which is part of the Bringing Cutting Edge Research into the Classroom programme qualifies for a bursary of up to £180 per day.

With funding and support from Research Councils UK, the Bringing Cutting Edge Research into the Classroom programme has been created with leading scientists to support the teaching of STEM subjects at GCSE and A level, delivered via the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, and working in partnership with leading researchers at the cutting edge of contemporary science. 



State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£210.00 +VATStandard bursary available£180.00Bursary typeRCUK Bursary
Teachers or technicians working in state-funded schools or colleges in the UK are eligible for these bursaries which can be used to contribute to covering the cost of course fees, supply cover, travel, accommodation, or equipment for your school. Find out more.
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£210.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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