Planning for Progression in Secondary Science

Course date

Monday 18 November 2019, 2-5pm
Monday 27 January 2020, 2-5pm


Sir Thomas Rich’s, Gloucester GL2 0LF


£99 (includes both sessions)
Early bird discount price: £79

How to book

Email the Sir Thomas Rich’s Teaching School Alliance on to book your place.

Who should attend

Secondary Science teachers and Heads of Science.



This two-part professional development programme for Science teachers focuses on teaching and learning in secondary Science in the context of the new Education Inspection Framework. By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • consider the development of fundamental ideas in science
  • plan for their development
  • feedback appropriately on pupil development
  • develop lessons to help pupils tackle the rigour of the examination framework by exposing them to experiences which prepare them for assessments

Part 1: Teaching the big ideas of science (18 Nov)

A well designed KS3 curriculum provides a strong foundation for study at KS4. This session looks at the development of big ideas in science, the skills to be developed and explores activities to ensure pupils have the necessary background for success at Key Stage 4.

Part 2: Planning with assessment objectives in mind (27 Jan)

This session focuses on planning lessons with GCSE Science objectives in mind. Through practical activities you will consider intent and ways to implement those ideas in lessons.