Reaching for grade 9 in science NY270 / A20

Start date
8 Oct 20
4 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD How to find us


Grade 9 GCSEs will be a challenge for even top ability students to reach. Pushing the demand beyond the current A* requires stretching students and embedding a much deeper understanding of the science content and context.

This course will enable you to support your students in:

  • high quality practicals
  • tackling the mathematical demands
  • going beyond the required practical work so they can tackle terminal examinations with confidence

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.


You will:

  • identify suitable strategies to enhance delivery of difficult science topics
  • explore practical activities to stretch, challenge and embed understanding
  • support students in applying their knowledge in unfamiliar contexts
  • better support your students with the challenges of the new exams


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The National STEM Learning Centre will be following all government guidance and regulations to minimise risk of Covid-19 transmission, including the deep cleaning of our accommodation and teaching rooms and maintaining social distancing during course sessions and meal times.

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