Many events are open to the public. Contact us for more details.
09:30 - 15:30, 9 June 2015
Are you concerned that traditional A level practicals do not do enough to develop your students' scientific enquiry skills (How Science Works and Working Scientifically), and so reduce their ability to perform well in examinations?
09:30 - 15:30, 10 June 2015
As an experienced technician or teacher, you will be aware that many biology practicals do not give expected results in lessons. You might also lack confidence with practicals that support teaching in new areas of biology. This hands-on course looks at ways to resolve the problem of getting consistent results, considering a range of key practicals in current GCSE and A level specifications. We will also introduce techniques for gene technology and explore practicals that relate to other recent developments in biology.
10:00 - 16:00, 17 June 2015
The Ofsted science report ‘Maintaining Curiosity’ highlights six factors that improve primary science. This practical conference outlines what these are and offers ideas and activities to help school achieve this.
09:30 - 16:00, 18 June 2015
The Ofsted science report "Maintaining Curiosity" highlights six factors that improve primary science. This practical conference outlines what these are and offers ideas and activities to help schools achieve this. In addition to the keynote speech delivered by Kate and Debbie from Primarily Science, attendees will be able to select from a range of workshop sessions delivered by Kate or Debbie. At the end of the day there will be an opportunity for action planning and a short questions and answer session.
09:30 - 15:30, 18 June 2015
This course is suitable for technicians who are taking on or already have responsibility for chemicals. No prior chemical knowledge is required. Note: the course is not intended for those with detailed chemical experience, though it can help in adapting outside experience to work in school science.
09:30 - 16:45, 6 July 2015
The new A level Biology has an increased mathematical content. To support teachers delivering the new courses, mathematics and science education specialists have collaborated with teachers to develop a professional development day. The event will focus on logarithms and statistics and how the mathematics can be taught in a biological context.
This event is a pilot and in this instance will be FREE OF CHARGE
09:30 - 15:30, 7 July 2015
You will be aware that the content of school courses has changed significantly in recent years, as new developments in real world biology are included. There are many health and safety, ethical and legal concerns with these new areas. This course looks at risk assessment for current and near future biology practicals, using the newly developed range of CLEAPSS safety in biology resources.
09:30 - 15:30, 8 July 2015
This new practical course introduces the full range of current techniques used for investigative practical gene technology in schools, looks towards the future of practical work in cellular genetics and considers the potential of apparatus that is becoming available to schools. There will also be discussion about opportunities that may become available following changes in the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) legislations.
10:00 - 16:00, 9 July 2015
All newly qualified teachers are invited to join us at our cross-phase Summer 2015 NQT conference at Southampton Education School. The conference is open to primary and secondary teachers, post-16 and FE lecturers.