Featured CPD activities

Develop your subject knowledge to teach a level biologyNY293

Are you teaching or about to teach post-16 biology? Finding some topics tricky to get your head around? Increase your confidence in your own subject knowledge by reviewing common misconceptions in biology. Examine difficult biological concepts whist being supported by experienced subject experts. This is a...

Developing mathematics skills for the new design and technology AS and A levelsTY222

Designed to support teachers to develop their subject knowledge in mathematics, helping to prepare you for delivery of the new AS and A levels in design and technology. With support from our mathematics specialists, we will investigate the subject knowledge needed to solve design engineering, product design and...

Teaching assistants in secondary mathematicsMY212

“I can't wait to take the ideas and passion you've instilled in me back to my students." - Past participant This course is designed for support staff working with secondary students in mathematics who wish to develop their mathematical knowledge and enhance the support currently given to students. Explore ways of...

Developing your subject knowledge to teach A level physicsNY292

Are you teaching or about to teach post-16 physics? Finding some topics tricky to get your head around? Increase your confidence in your own subject knowledge, by reviewing common misconceptions and studying difficult physical concepts whist being supported by experienced subject experts. This is a residential course...

Maths subject knowledge: proportional reasoningNE204

Proportional reasoning, and the use of ratios, is required across different areas of the mathematics curriculum. It is essential to many areas of science and technology and is used in a range of real-world situations in both life and work. On this self-paced, online subject knowledge course, we explore a number of...

Leading the thinking, doing, talking approach in primary science .NY001

This course is based upon the highly successful ‘Thinking, Doing, Talking Science’ project from Oxford which works on the premise that science lessons which are most successful at engaging and motivating pupils and raising their attainment feature more practical activity, deeper thinking, more discussion, less (but...

Help! How do I lead primary science?NY069

If you need help raising the profile of science in your school then this is the course for you. Whether you are new to the role of science subject leader or have been the leader for a couple of years you will be supported to bring about change at a whole school level. You will receive guidance, advice and support to...

Why children need to work scientifically and how they canRP107

Effective teaching of scientific enquiry is central to developing children's ideas, skills, knowledge and understanding in science. You will be able to implement strategies for planning, resourcing and organising a range of types of enquiry in order to improve children's outcomes.

Supermarket scienceRP125

This practical CPD for primary school teachers will provide you with a bank easy to use ideas that you can take away with you to enable your pupils to conduct experiments and have fun. Hands-on experience promotes curiosity and engagement and provides opportunities for the discussion and questioning which develop...

Linking core subjects; science and mathematicsRP113

Collecting, analysing and presenting data in science requires and provides opportunity for the use and development of mathematical skills. Throughout this course, you will identify how to maximise your pupils opportunities to develop their numeracy skills and improve attainment in science by planning lessons in which...

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Upcoming CPD courses

TSSP Stretch & Challenge: AO2/AO3 Getting grades 7-9

We can support you in identifying the CPD support that you need, provide CPD activity directly from our programme...

CLEAPSS Health and Safety for Science Technicians

This is a one-day course originally designed by a team set up by the Association for Science Education to help with...

Maths in biology

There is an increased mathematical demand in science and a greater understanding is necessary to accelerate...

Triple Science: Physics (Matravers invitation only)

This course is intended for teachers that have experience of teaching physics at 14 - 16 and would benefit...

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Popular CPD related resources

Louis Pasteur

Marvellous Microbes I: the Pasteurs

These materials, from the Microbiology Society look at the work of Louis Pasteur and helps students to understand the growth of yeast. There are three resources that can be used together or separately and are suitable for Key Stage Two or Three students.

Marvellous microbes ...

The Solar Spark

The Solar Spark educational resources are produced by the SUPERGEN Excitonic Solar Cells Consortium. This is a group of research scientists from eight UK universities working together to do scientific research on Excitonic Solar Cells. Researchers work in the areas of polymer solar cells, dye-...

EV3 Activities for the Busy Teacher

This sample of a teacher guide introduces basic robotics using Lego EV3 hardware and software – the activities are based upon a single robot model which can be constructed from the education core set.

Students learn about basic movement of the robot rover in the context of space...

Water cycle

The water cycle

This resource from the Royal Society of Chemistry is aimed at Key Stage Two and links to the topic area of states of matter. Focusing on evaporation and condensation, it aims to develop investigative skills and contains ideas for investigations, key vocabulary and background knowledge including...

Tales from the Prep Room

The Prep Room plays a crucial role in the Royal Institution’s public communication of science. It is where all the equipment and demonstrations are prepared for Royal Institution events - not least the annual Christmas Lectures. This series provides a range of hands-on experiments and...

Indices and surds

This resource contains ten problems which require students to think, explore and explain the mathematical topic of indices and surds. The problems require students to not only be able to manipulate expressions containing indices and surds but also be able to explain and justify how conclusions...