North Midlands Stretch and challenge of pupils in science RC349 / C02

Start date
20 Feb 24
4 Hours
City of Stoke-On-Trent Sixth Form College, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2RU View on Google Map


In this CPD session, we will delve into the concept of 'Challenge' within the Science classroom. Our goal is to foster a comprehensive understanding of challenge and equip educators with the tools necessary to develop deeper thinking and scientific reasoning.

Throughout the session, we will:

Define Challenge: We will define and clarify what challenge means in the context of the Science classroom, ensuring a cohesive understanding.

Building a Foundation: Explore strategies to build a concrete foundation that supports students in applying challenge effectively, enhancing their grasp of crucial scientific concepts.

Practical Activity Enhancement: Discover methods to enrich practical activity provision, extending students' understanding of essential disciplinary knowledge.

Writing Challenging Activities: Gain insights into how exam boards introduce challenge in examinations. We will explore how this knowledge can be leveraged to design engaging and challenging tasks that encourage deeper thinking, promote extended application, and facilitate the assessment of student understanding.

Join us in this session to empower your teaching approach, inspire deeper learning, and foster students' ability to tackle challenging scientific concepts effectively.


There is a Teacher Release Payment subsidy of 70% for all eligible schools. Please email to request the discount code that must be used at the time of booking.  Please note that this code does not automatically deduct the cost at the point of booking. TRPs will be released back to the school once attendance of the CPD event has been confirmed. 


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By the end of the course, participants will be able to :

  • identify pupils that need additional stretch and challenge
  • understand what stretch and challenge means in terms of curriculum planning and lesson delivery
  • understand how stretch and challenge relates to the demands of GCSE examinations
  • develop practical strategies to provide stretch and challenge in lessons to better prepare your pupils for examinations


Stretch and challenge of pupils in science20 February 202413:00-16:30City of Stoke-On-Trent Sixth Form College

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£100.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£200.00 +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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