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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