Genetics: Bringing Cutting Edge Science into the Classroom RC457 / A01

Start date
25 Feb 16
1 Day
Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden AL5 2JQ View on Google Map


Reserach Councils UK

The understanding of genetics will have a central role to play in the lives of future generations, making it vital that we nurture and develop this area in our future scientists who will add to the knowledge pool in this field of science.

On this course you will have an opportunity work in state of the art facilities and experience hands-on activities including plant transformation, genomic DNA extraction, PCR setting up and gel running which will be presented by research scientists at Rothamsted Research. The focus will be on plant genetics.

This course will help you to update your knowledge and skills in this fast moving discipline so that you and your colleagues are better prepared to teach the new GCSE and A level specifications.


You will be able to:

  • identify new contexts and ideas for effective delivery of How Science Works
  • explore scientific issues and controversies
    • engage with inspiring teaching resources and approaches including practical work
    • work alongside scientists involved in cutting edge research to develop knowledge and skills in authentic contexts
    • demonstrate how mathematical skills are relevant to course topics


Research Councils UK 


Thanks to funding from the Research Councils UK, all CPD which is part of the Bringing Cutting Edge Science into the Classroom programme qualifies for a bursary.

State funded schools, colleges or universities in the UK can benefit from this funding for teachers, technicians and those on Initial Teacher Training (ITT).

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Teachers or technicians working in state-funded schools or colleges in the UK are eligible for these subsidies 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
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£210.00Subsidy available*£180.00

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

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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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