Teaching key stage 4 biology NY305
Develop your pedagogical and subject knowledge with a focus on the key principles needed to effectively teach key stage 4 biology.
Are you new to teaching biology at KS4? Would you like to understand the misconceptions students have and best to address them? The teaching key stage 4 biology course will support you by developing your pedagogical and subject knowledge with a focus on the key principles needed to teach biology effectively. You will develop the use of stimulating practical activities and demonstration.
This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.
Who is it for?
experienced teachers who are not scientists but are required to teach key stage 4 biology
scientists who are not biology specialists or with limited experience of delivering key stage 4 biology
What topics will be covered?
You will explore and refine understanding of key topics such as respiration’ photosynthesis, enzymes, and homeostasis
Who are the course leaders?
Gill Gunnill: Secondary Biology professional development leader at the National Stem centre. Former teacher of Biology at KS3-5. Experienced head of science and Assistant head teacher
Mary Howell: Secondary biology professional development leader at the National Stem centre. Former teacher of biology at KS3-5. Experienced head of biology.
What will you achieve?
develop your subject knowledge and understanding of key biology principles
teach Key stage 4 biology with increased confidence using a range of teaching strategies to assess students’ prior understanding
develop your skills in management of practical activities and making risk assessments