GCSE Biology subject knowledge, pedagogy & core practicals RE200 / D01

Start date
28 Jun 24
1 Day
Newstead Wood School, Avebury Road, Orpington BR6 9SA View on Google Map

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We will explore strategies for teaching topics across the biology curriculum and develop an understanding of how practical work can be made more relevant and effective. There will be hands-on opportunities to explore interesting and creative approaches to new, familiar & required practicals. Using a range of resources, publications and ICT applications to make students learning more effective.

Topics at a glance


  • Measuring the rate of photosynthesis


  • Required practicals and adaptations
  • Preparing students for indirect assessment

Microscope skills

  • Preparing slides
  • Using the microscope to measure cells and organelles
  • Tips and tricks to teach magnification


  • Using primary data
  • Questionning and activities to develop student ability to process and analyse data, and comment on sources of error

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You will be able to:

  • Reflect on subject knowledge underpinning key GCSE biology topics.
  • Consider a range of pedagogical techniques to actively engage learners in GCSE biology.
  • Employ new and established practical strategies and techniques to teach biology effectively.


Strengthening practical work in biology28 June 202409:30-15:30Newstead Wood School




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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£200.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£400.00 +VAT

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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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