Teaching key stage 3 chemistry NY303

Boost your confidence in teaching key stage 3 chemistry by developing your skills and subject knowledge with a focus on practicals and demonstrations.


Are you:

  • teaching key stage 3 science for the first time and need help to get your head around chemical principles? 
  • would you like to understand the misconceptions students have, and how best to address them?

Teaching key stage 3 chemistry will develop your pedagogical and subject knowledge with a focus on the key principles needed to teach science effectively through the use of stimulating practical activities and demonstrations.

Who is it for?

  • experienced teachers who are not scientists but are required to teach key stage 3 chemistry
  • scientists who are not chemistry specialists or with limited experience delivering key stage 3 chemistry

What topics will be covered?

We will explore and refine the understanding of key topics like particle theory, chemical reactions and Earth science

Who are the course leaders?
Tim Bradbury: Secondary chemistry professional development leader at the National STEM Centre. Former teacher of chemistry covering key stages 3-5, experienced head of science and assistant head teacher with responsibility for learning & teaching and health & safety.
Mark Langley: Science CPD Lead at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. Mark’s background is chemistry and physics secondary teaching, as well as having been a head of science.



This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.


What will you achieve?

  • develop your subject knowledge and understanding of key chemistry principles
  • teach key stage 3 chemistry with increased confidence using a range of teaching strategies to assess students’ prior understanding
  • tackle misconceptions to move learning forward at pace
  • evaluate the impact of change in your teaching on students attitudes and outcomes


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