Spring Term Courses
All these courses are being run remotely and are made up of live facilitator-led sessions and gap tasks.
All courses are £100+VAT for maintained schools and academies, the SKE: Chemistry KS3 is £80. Prices vary for independent schools.
|Course||Start Date||Booking Link|
|Leading health & safety in your science department||4th February 4pm||Link|
|Maths in the secondary science curriculum||8th March 2pm||Link|
|Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Physics KS3||8th March 3:30pm||Link|
|Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Chemistry KS3||10th March 3pm||Link|
|Leading health & safety in your science department||18th March 3:30pm||Link|
|Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Physics Triple Science||22nd March 3pm||Link|
Leading health & safety in your science department
Sessions: 4th, 11th & 24th February 4-5pm Repeated: 18th, 24th & 30th March 3:30-4:30pm
This course will identify areas for development, understand the legal requirements and how you move towards everyone having a good understanding of effective health and safety. You will be able to identify common areas of concern in science departments, explore effective risk assessment that works well, consider how you support and audit safety and move towards an embedded health & safety culture in your department.
Maths in the secondary science curriculum
Sessions: 8th, 11th, 15th 17th & 18th March 2-3pm
Develop strategies to enable your students to engage with the maths they need to succeed in science. You will look at graphical skills such as sketching, plotting, interpreting and drawing best fit lines and number manipulation including rounding, standard form and use of units. As well as developing specific skills, you will consider how to tell the science story to build confidence in students to enable them to solve and manipulate equations.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Physics KS3
Sessions: 8th, 11th & 15th March 3:30-4:30pm
Start your Key Stage 3 teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your physics classes. Learn how to use consistent approaches to teaching forces and motion that can address likely student misconceptions. Tell a story of electricity that differentiates the key terms including potential difference and current, use energy stores to answer questions related to physical understanding and compare the similarities and differences between sound and light waves.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Chemistry KS3
Sessions: 10th March 3-4pm & 23rd March 3-4pm
Aimed specifically at non-specialists, you will gain the tools and confidence to plan and teach your chemistry classes effectively. You will develop an understanding of key concepts in key stage 3 chemistry including acids, alkalis and bases and the reactivity of metals. Identify common misconceptions students may have and investigate teaching approaches to develop student knowledge and understanding.
Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Physics Triple Science
Sessions: 22nd, 25th & 29th March 3-4pm
Start your Triple Science teaching with the tools and confidence to plan and teach effective learning for your physics classes. You will learn how to make an informed decision over when to use different types of teaching to communicate physics concepts. Discover how to use tactile, physical models to simulate nuclear experiments in the classroom and develop students’ understanding of mathematical models, including stopping distance, transformers and Boyle’s law.