Reaching for grade 9 in science NY270

Support your students to reach grade 9 in GCSE science by exploring new strategies and activities.


Review strategies to enable the students with high prior attainment to aim for grade 9 by allowing them to develop a much deeper understanding of the science content and context.
Look at how you can help students create complex schema, provide high quality practical work and structure lessons so they can tackle terminal examinations with confidence. We will also explore effective study and revision techniques that support attainment throughout secondary school study.
This course may support you with Science Benchmark 5 - Addressing the needs of each pupil
You may also be interested in NY274 Maximising progress for learners with lower prior attainment
Not quite what you are looking for? Try NY316 Effective GCSE practical work: biology, NY317 Effective GCSE practical work: chemistry, NY318 Effective GCSE practical work: physics


Who is it for?

ECTs, experienced teachers or Heads of Subject

What topics are covered?

  • Building on required practical work across all three sciences
  • Developing extended answers
  • Storyboarding of ideas
  • Graphic organisers
  • Planning progression and making it easier for future year groups

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face with participant tasks to be completed between sessions.

How long is this course?

This is a four day intensive course over two periods.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • use techniques to support learners in their scientific understanding required for GCSE science
  • develop strategies to embed in schemes of learning to support the progress of students in substantive and disciplinary knowledge
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