Secondary science CPD conference RA227 / D01

Start date
12 Jul 16
1 Day
Stonecross Manor Hotel, Stonecross Manor Hotel, Milnthorpe Road, Kendal LA9 5HP View on Google Map


This course will be valuable to all secondary teachers of science from GCSE to A level.

This year the conference will focus on the Understanding of Mathematics in Science, Planning a Curriculum from Year 7 to 11, the use of Progress Data, Practical work at GCSE and the Bigger Picture of where Science Education is going in the future.

Do students understand the maths they are doing in Science? Will students who are taught the reasoning behind the processes be less likely to compartmentalise their learning? Alaric discusses strategies for success.

Can merge KS3 and 4 to support progression to GCSEs through a five year curriculum?  Tracey explores the important factors in planning a curriculum from Year 7 through to Year 11, including preparing for linear assessment and accessing the revised GCSE content.

How well do you know your data? Andrew will come with your school data for you to interrogate, allowing you to fully understand the latest curriculum and accountability measures, leading to in depth analysis to support future planning.

What will the new changes in GCSE do to practical work? Damian looks at what will make it more effective.

Where will Science Education be in the future? Shaun gives us his ideas about what Science will it look like in years to come.


Time       Session                                                                

09.00      Arrival, registration and refreshments.

09:30     Welcome and introductions.

               Paddy Gannon - SLP Lead.

09:40     The understanding of Mathematics in Science. 

                Alaric Thompson.

10:30     Merging KS3 and 4: developing a curriculum to make the most of both.

                Tracey Baxter.

11:45     How well do you know your school’s data?

                Andrew Hall - Fischer Family Trust.

12.30      LUNCH. Local Science Ambassadors will be present.

13.15      Practical work for GCSE (1-9) sciences – what will make it more effective?

                Damian Ainscough.

14:00     Break.

14:05     Supporting Science Teachers in a Changing. Education Landscape.

               Shaun Reason - Chief Executive of the ASE.

15.45      Closing remarks/departure.

                Paddy Gannon - SLP Lead.


Merseyside science CPD conference12 July 201609:00-15:45NW

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£150.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£300.00 +VAT

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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