Teaching Key Stage 4 chemistry NY306 / A19

Start date
16 Mar 20
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD How to find us


Teaching Key Stage 4 chemistry as a non-specialist can be daunting and even more so if you don’t have a science background. You will gain the subject specific knowledge and resources required to teach chemistry effectively.
This course we will help you get the best out of your students, by working on their misconceptions, engaging with core practicals and supporting your students with the final written exam, by developing sound practice in GCSE chemistry.


Who is it for?

Open to both teachers from other science disciplines, and those coming from a non-science background who may be teaching Key Stage 4 chemistry for the first time.

What topics are covered?

This two day course covers:
  • ⚪   effective practical work and demonstrations

    ⚪   better ways of delivering understanding of practical techniques

    ⚪   identification and treatment of common misconceptions

    ⚪   suitable resources to enhance your teaching

    ⚪   pragmatic health and safety for practical chemistry

How long is the course?

This is a two day intensive residential course.

Who is the course leader?

  • Tim Bradbury

    Secondary Chemistry Professional Development Leader, based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.



By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • ✔️   teach Key Stage 4 chemistry with increased confidence using a range of teaching strategies to assess students’ prior understanding

    ✔️   counter your students' misconceptions and move learning forward at pace

    ✔️   evaluate the impact of change within your teaching on students attitudes and outcomes


Teaching key stage 4 chemistry - day 116 March 202010:30-18:00National STEM Learning Centre
Teaching key stage 4 chemistry - day 217 March 202009:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre

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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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