Teaching biology: Improving your current practice NY340

Improve the depth of your subject knowledge in biology


Are you looking to improve the depth of your subject knowledge in biology and move towards really excellent teaching?

This course aims to follow on from basic subject knowledge of concepts to deepen and challenge your understanding even further. It may allow you to take a lead in the subject or improve student progress in KS3 and 4 biology.

With the help of highly experienced subject specialists, we will support in starting to understand biology links across the whole science curriculum, how to teach tricky topics and tackle threshold concepts plus ask the right questions in improving student understanding.

Who is it for?

Early Career teachers, non-specialist teachers of biology, developing teachers of biology, aspiring or current heads of biology.

What topics are covered?

  • Ensuring progression from KS2 content
  • Developing working scientifically throughout the curriculum
  • Biology themes across the science curriculum
  • Threshold concepts in biology
  • Tricky topics at KS4
  • Tackling assessment in biology

How will you learn?

Face to face

How long is this course?

2 days


You will be able to:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of biology concepts
  • Understand some of the key themes and ideas that are built throughout KS3 and KS4
  • Investigate ideas for curriculum planning in biology
  • Consider assessment opportunities in your subject


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

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