Biology for non-specialists NY290

Discover the use of stimulating practical activities and demonstrations to effectively teach biology.


Are you teaching key stage 3 or 4 biology for the first time? Would you like to understand the misconceptions students have and how best to address them?

Focus on the key principles needed to teach biology effectively through the use of stimulating practical activities and demonstrations. Explore and refine the understanding of key topics like respiration, enzymes and genetics. Discover cutting edge research that will link students' learning to their everyday lives and look at scaffolding their learning to show rapid and sustained progression.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Pre or post night stays can be booked for an additional charge and are subject to availability. For more information email


You will be able to:

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

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