Teaching Key Stage 3 physics for non-scientists NY304 / A20

Start date
15 Mar 21
2 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


Are you teaching Key Stage 3 science for the first time? Develop your pedagogical and subject knowledge with a focus on the key principles needed to teach science effectively though the use of stimulating practical activities and demonstrations.
We will explore and refine the understanding of key topics including energy, motion, forces, waves, electricity and magnetism. We will look at cutting edge research that will link the learning to students' everyday lives and look at scaffolding the learning to show rapid and sustained progression.


Who is it for?

Non-scientists teaching Key Stage 3 physics.

What topics are covered?

This two day course covers: 
  • ⚪   electricity - building basic circuits and terminology

    ⚪   energy - becoming confident in using the pathways and stores model

    ⚪   forces - thought provoking independent investigations on moments and more

    ⚪   motion - how this links to forces and seeing the bigger picture

    ⚪   magnetism - gaining confidence in a difficult and abstract concept

How long is the course?

This is a two day intensive course. This course will be delivered remotely on the days and times detailed below.
To participate in full, you will need to ensure you have dedicated time away from the classroom, as you would if this were a face to face course.
We will take regular breaks and structure the content so that it is interactive and impactful. You must attend all sessions in order to receive the bursary, and sessions will not be recorded. For more information on remote delivery, please visit https://www.stem.org.uk/remote-courses-for-teachers 

Who is the course leader?

  • Adam Little Secondary Physics 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 3 physics with increased confidence using a range of teaching strategies to assess students' prior understanding

    ✔️   develop understanding and move learning forward at pace

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


Teaching key stage 3 physics - day 1 delivered remotely15 March 202111:00-16:30Virtual
Teaching key stage 3 physics - day 2 delivered remotely16 March 202109:00-16:00Virtual


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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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