Teaching Key Stage 4 biology NY305

Develop subject knowledge and pedagogical skills enabling the confident teaching of Key Stage 4 biology.


Summary

Are you new to teaching biology at Key Stage 4? Develop your pedagogical and subject knowledge with a focus on the key principles needed to teach biology effectively.
 
Teaching Key Stage 4 biology will support you by helping you to develop the use of stimulating demonstration and other practical activities. We will also cover a wide range of topics to help increase your subject knowledge.

 


Who is it for?

For experienced teachers who are not scientists but are required to teach Key Stage 4 biology. Scientists who are not biology specialists or teachers who have limited experience of delivering Key Stage 4 biology.

What topics are covered?

This two day course covers:
 
  • ⚪   addressing common misconceptions in biology

    ⚪   core biology practicals

    ⚪   development of key biology practical skills

    ⚪   respiration

    ⚪   osmosis

    ⚪   practical management and making risk assessment


How long is the course?

This is a two day intensive residential course.
 

Who are the course leaders?

  • Mary Howell

    Secondary Biology Professional Development Leader, based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.

  • Gill Gunnill

    Secondary Biology Professional Development Leader, based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.

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Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
 
  • ✔️   develop your knowledge and understanding of key biology principles

    ✔️   teach Key Stage 4 biology with increased confidence using a range of teaching strategies to assess student's prior understanding

    ✔️   develop your management of pracatical activities and making risk assessment

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