Key stage 4 science for non specialists NY275 / A20

Start date
11 Mar 21
4 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


Are you teaching  KS4 Science for the first time?  Would you like to understand the misconceptions students have, and how best to address them?

This course has been designed to focus on the key principals needed to teach science effectively through the use of stimulating practical activities and demonstrations.  We will explore and refine the understanding of key topics like forces and motion, structure and bonding, and respiration  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.

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 


You will be able to:

•  teach science confidently by effectively using a range of teaching strategies to assess students’ prior understanding, counter misconceptions and move learning forward•  describe developments in science  and how it relates to the topics that are being taught making the science more relevant to learners•  evaluate the impact of a change within your teaching


Key stage 4 science for non specialists - day 509 July 202000:00-00:00National STEM Learning Centre
Key stage 4 science for non specialists - day 1: delivered remotely11 March 202110:00-16:00Virtual
Key stage 4 science for non specialists - day 2: delivered remotely12 March 202109:00-16:00Virtual
Key stage 4 science for non specialists - day 3: to be attended face to face21 June 202111:00-19:00Virtual
Key stage 4 science for non specialists - day 4: to be attended face to face22 June 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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