Inspiring post-16 biology NY501

Develop effective approaches to the introduction of key ideas in post-16 biology and explore advances in technology to enrich your lessons.


"As a subject, biology challenges students and teachers alike to deal with fast-moving and ethically sensitive topics. New practical techniques, uses of ICT, active and context based learning strategies can help students find tricky subjects inspiring.

The course aims to help you:

  • develop engaging approaches to core topics such as: molecular genetics, plant biology and ecology
  • demonstrate How Science Works
  • apply your learning through supported action research.


This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact for more information.



You will be able to:

  • implement inspiring strategies for topics which typically challenge students’ interest and engagement and/or include rapidly developing science
  • describe developments in some key areas of contemporary biology
  • form a focused action plan to apply their learning

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