Secondary | Past Courses

Secondary Science – Past Courses

The following courses have been provided by the SLP in the past, providing opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other schools.

Sessions are aimed at subject leaders and other key school staff and each session is professionally facilitated by STEM consultants.

 

These courses are all available to run again so email STEM@DTSA.org.uk to organise suitable dates and times of courses which interest you.

BIOLOGY

Biology
  • Strengthening Practical Work in Biology

Key Stage 3

  • Biology – Cells and Microscopes
  • Biology – Moving In and Out Of Cells
  • Identifying Misconceptions in KS3 Biology
  • Photosynthesis and Respiration
  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Biology

Key Stage 4

  • Biology Genes and the genome
  • Cell Division
  • Genes and the Genome
  • Gene Expression
  • How to Get a Grade 9 in Biology
  • Identifying Misconceptions in KS4 Biology
  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Biology

Triple Science

  • Hormonal Control
  • SKE Biology
  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Biology Triple Science
  • The Kidney

A-Levels

  • An Introduction to Teaching A-level Biology
  • Post-16 Biology Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Energy for Biological Processes
  • Post-16 SKE Biology: Cells, Tissues, Cellular Exchange & the Cell Cycle
  • Raising Confidence on the Essays in A-Level AQA Biology

T-Levels

  • Science Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Microbiology, Immunology and Pathogens
  • Science Subject Knowledge Enhancement: The Immune System

Technicians

  • Technicians Supporting Biology Practicals

CAREERS

STEM curriculum careers science lab technician
  • Cutting Edge Science: Forensic Science
  • Gatsby Benchmark 4: Getting careers embedded into your curriculum taster session
  • Gatsby Careers Report and Bringing STEM Careers into the Classroom
  • Interested in Careers – A chance to meet with the other hubs (science, maths, computing, technology and ambassadors)
  • Interested in Careers – A chance to share practice
  • Interested in Careers – Exam guidance where appropriate
  • Interested in Careers – STEM ambassador slots
  • Interested in Careers – Updates to opportunities / courses / resources from STEM Learning
  • Linking Your STEM Curriculum to Careers
  • Making STEM a Focus For Your Careers Strategy
  • Raising Aspirations: Linking employability, careers and the GCSE and A-Level science curriculum
  • STEM Careers: Ideas, activities and support
  • STEM Recovery and Careers Focus in Your Curriculum and Lessons
  • Supporting Students to Gain Experience of STEM Workplaces
  • The Gatsby Practical Science Report – Implementing the recommendations

CHEMISTRY

Chemistry
  • Atomic Structure and Radioactivity
  • Moles and Mole Calculations
  • Practical Resources to Support the Learning of Key Topics Students Regularly Struggle With – Electrolysis
  • Practical Resources to Support the Learning of Key Topics Students Regularly Struggle With – Equilibrium
  • Practical Resources To Support the Learning of Key Topics Students Regularly Struggle With – Quantitative Chemistry
  • Strengthening Practical Work in Chemistry
  • Transition Metals

Key Stage 3

  • Acids, Alkalis and Bases
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Change
  • Identifying Misconceptions in KS3 Chemistry
  • Reactivity of Metals
  • What is Chemical Change

Key Stage 4

  • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
  • Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table and Structure and Bonding
  • Chemistry
  • GCSE Chemistry: Increasing Confidence to Deliver the latest Science Curriculum
  • How To Get a Grade 9 in Chemistry
  • Identifying Misconceptions in KS4 Chemistry
  • Rates of Reaction / and Q&A
  • Structure and Bonding
  • Structure and Bonding with Rates of Reaction
  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement: KS4 Chemistry

Triple Science

  • Electrolysis
  • Energy Changes
  • Equilibrium
  • Quantitative Chemistry and the Mole
  • SKE Chemistry
  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Chemistry Triple Science

A-Level

  • An Introduction to Teaching A-level Chemistry
  • Getting to Grips with A-Level Chemistry
  • Post-16 Chemistry Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Analysis
  • Post-16 Chemistry Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Thermodynamics
  • Teaching A Level Chemistry for the First Time

Technicians

  • Technicians Supporting Chemistry Practicals

Early Career Teaching (ECT)

DTSA NQT Support
  • ECT Essentials – Behaviour Management in Science
  • ECT Essentials – Health and Safety
  • ECT Essentials – Planning and Teaching Network
  • ECT Network for Teachers with 1 – 3 year’s experience
  • ECT Network Meeting
  • ECT Secondary Science Network Meeting – EEF, Practicals and Preconceptions
  • ECT Secondary Science Network Meeting – Group / Teamwork for Pupils
  • ECT Secondary Science Network Meeting – Modelling and Revision
  • ECT Secondary Science Network Meeting – Questioning and Assessment
  • ECT Secondary Science Network Meeting – Writing in Science
  • Early Career Teachers and Looking at Maths in Science
  • Early Career Teachers and Managing Behaviour and Workload
  • Health & Safety for Trainees and Early Career Teachers

ENGINEERING

STEM Club workshop
  • Engineering in a Pandemic
  • Royal Academy of Engineering – Lightsaver and Power Up Resources
  • Royal Academy Of Engineering – Water

Technicians

  • Technicians and Engineering

GENERAL

Primary Science Professional Forum
  • AI in the Science Classroom
  • Application Skills
  • Applying Knowledge and Understanding in Science
  • Assessment for Learning and Feedback in Secondary Science
  • Behaviour Management and Practical Science
  • Better Explanations in Secondary Science
  • Checking for Understanding in Secondary Science
  • Cognitive Science
  • Connecting STEM Teachers (CST) Programme
  • Crest Awards
  • Critical Thinking for Achievement
  • Curriculum Models
  • Cutting Edge Science: Forensic Science
  • Developing Application Skills in Science
  • Developing Essential Skills in STEM
  • Developing Self-regulated Learning Skills
  • Developing STEM in the Secondary Science Curriculum
  • Developing Student Skills to Understand the Depth and Breadth of GCSE Curriculum content. How to use self-regulated and quantitative assessment for improvement
  • Diagnostic Teaching and Dealing With Misconceptions in Secondary Science
  • Differentiation and Scaffolding – How to Meet the Needs of All Learners. Additional Adults in the Classroom
  • Effective Demonstrations
  • Effective Intervention for Aspiring Grade 5 Students
  • Embedding Cultural Capital in Science Lessons for Primary and Secondary
  • Farming and Countryside Education: Inspiring Students Through a Farming Context (Cross Phase)
  • How To Do Waves Practicals
  • Improving Outcomes by Getting Students Talking in Science
  • Improving Student Responses for AO2 Questions
  • Increasing Learner Autonomy, Understanding and Progress
  • Introducing the New Oxford Smart Curriculum Service
  • Keeping Science Practical – Teacher Workshop 3 (Purposeful Practical)
  • Maximising Learning in Practical Science
  • Modelling and Scaffolding
  • Planning and Delivering a Remote Science Lesson
  • Practical Work – Making it Purposeful, Making it Better. Planning for Behaviour in Practical Lessons
  • Practical Work to Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners in Science Lessons
  • Quality of Learning
  • Scaffolding Lessons to Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners in Science
  • Science Moderation
  • Stretch & Challenge
  • Supporting the L1 – 3 Agenda
  • Supporting the Memory: Strategies and techniques to retain and retrieve knowledge in science
  • Tassomai: Core Principals for Making Learning Stick (Pedagogy, Memory and Retrieval)
  • Teaching Resources – What Works and How to Make Them Better (including preventing cognitive overload). How to tackle misconceptions
  • The Art of the Demonstration
  • The Improving Secondary Science Report – Implementing the recommendations
  • The Role of the TA in Ensuring Progress in Science
  • What Should An Effective Team Meeting Look Like
  • Working Scientifically

Attainment

  • Classroom Strategies to Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners in Science
  • Higher Attainment
  • Improving Student Progress – Stretch and Challenge
  • Low Attaining Students in Science
  • Narrowing the Gap: Supporting disadvantaged learners in science
  • Promoting Inclusivity in Your STEM Curriculum
  • Raising Attainment
  • Strategies for Success Teaching EAL Learners in Science Lessons
  • Tackling the Challenges of Disadvantaged and White British Underachievement in Science
  • Teaching Lower Attaining Students: Tips and tricks for getting good results

Earth Sciences

  • Climate Change
  • Cutting Edge Science – Earth Observation
  • Integrating Climate Change into the Secondary Curriculum
  • RSPB in Conjunction with WWF and Natures Trust – Grasslands and Woodlands Live Lesson
  • Secondary Geography Conference with L.E.A.D. Academy Trust and the Geographical Association

Girls in Science

  • Girls In STEM
  • How to Motivate Girls in Secondary Sciences
  • STEM and Girls in Science

Health & Safety

  • Health & Safety for Trainees and Early Career Teachers
  • Science Department Health and Safety

Key Stage 3

  • Developing Mastery in a Challenging KS3 Curriculum
  • Science for Non-specialists

Key Stage 4

  • Developing Learner’s Resilience and Independent Learning Skills in Post-16 Science
  • GCSE Revision Skills – Getting the most out of your learners
  • Kerboodle GCSE Science Refresher Training
  • Planning to Build Skills Across the Science Curriculum Ready for GCSE
  • Preparing Students for Exams
  • Preparing Students for GCSEs: Getting students to the top grades
  • Supporting Students to Reach Grades 7-9

Leadership

  • Developing Effective Leadership in Secondary Science – Evaluate, Lead and Run
  • Developing Effective Leadership in Secondary Science – Leading Change, Competency and Deep Dives
  • Developing Effective Leadership in Secondary Science – Support, Develop, Observe
  • Developing Effective Leadership of Secondary Science – Vision, Running Effective Meetings, Leadership Competencies
  • Essential Skills for New and Aspiring Secondary Science Leadership
  • Help! Im leading Science
  • Help! Im leading Science – Role of the Subject leader
  • New to Leading Science or Aspiring Science – Data analysis, self-evaluation and effective lesson observations
  • New to Leading Science or Aspiring Science – Finance and recruitment
  • New to Leading Science or Aspiring Science – Vision and leading teams (including running effective meetings and difficult conversations)
  • Science Leader Mastery
  • Subject Leaders and Modifying Schemes of Learning to Develop Cross-curricular Threads
  • Subject Leaders Network

STEM Club Workshop

  • Enhancing Employability Skills and Careers Knowledge
  • Getting Started – Stem Club Workshop
  • How To Be Successful and Thriving
  • Measuring Impact and Gaining Recognition

LITERACY

Literacy in Science
  • An Introduction to Disciplinary Literacy in Science
  • Developing Literacy in Science for all Science Teachers
  • Ensuring Progress of Lower Attaining Learners and Those With SEND Through Literacy and Oracy
  • Graphs for GCSE Science – MIST: Maths in Science Teaching
  • Improving Reading In Science Lessons
  • Improving Writing in Science Lessons
  • Literacy and Extended Responses
  • Literacy in Science
  • Supporting EAL Learners in Science
  • Vocabulary – Improving Language and Oracy in Science Lessons
  • Word Power in Science

MATHS

Maths in the Primary Curriculum
  • Developing Equation Maths Skills in Science – Activities for the classroom
  • Developing Graphical Maths Skills in Science – Activities for the classroom
  • Developing Numerical Maths Skills in Science – Activities for the classroom
  • Early Career Teachers and Looking at Maths in Science
  • Equations in Science Teaching
  • From Theory to Practice: Transforming Maths & Science Teaching with Craig Barton
  • How To Make Maths More Accessible to Learners in Technical Subjects
  • Linking Maths in Science to the Skills Learned in Maths
  • Maths in Science – Equations and Number
  • Maths in Science – Graphs
  • Maths in Science – Order of Magnitude
  • Maths in Science – Solving and Rearranging Equations
  • Maths in Science Teaching (MIST)
  • MIST Tips and Tricks by Email Gap Task
  • Prefixes, Order of Magnitude and Conversions Between Them
  • Tips and Tricks to Develop Maths Skills in Science

Key Stage 3

  • Tips and Tricks for KS3 Maths in Science

Key Stage 4

  • Equations for GCSE Science: MIST – Maths in Science Teaching
  • Number for GCSE Science: MIST – Maths in Science Teaching

OFSTED

Ofsted science review
  • Ofsted 2019 Framework in Action: Vocabulary
  • Ofsted Framework 3i’s and Deep Dives
  • Preparing Your Department for the New Ofsted Framework
  • Subject Leaders and a Taster on Surviving Ofsted
  • Surviving Ofsted
  • Using the Ofsted Research Review: Science to move your curriculum towards excellence – Practical Work and Pedagogy
  • Using the Ofsted Research Review: Science to move your curriculum towards excellence – School Systems and Action Planning

PHYSICS

Strengthening practical work in physics
  • Challenging Parts of Electromagnetism eg Motors and Transformers with Physics Partners
  • Electricity
  • Electricity and Ohms Law
  • Energy
  • Forces and Motion
  • How To Do Electricity Practicals
  • How To Do Space Practicals
  • How To Do Waves Practicals
  • Multistage Calculations and Choosing the Right Equations
  • New Wave Energy In School Teaching
  • Physics Misconceptions and Teaching the Tricky Bits
  • Physics Quick and Easy Classroom Activities
  • Practical Support for Physics Practicals
  • Radioactivity
  • Strengthening Practical Work in Physics
  • Subject Knowledge for Physics Teaching: Atomic Physics
  • Transformers with Physics Partners
  • Waves

Stimulating Physics Network

  • Developing Maths Skills in Physics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Required Practicals for Physics
  • Thermal Physics

Key stage 3

  • Electricity
  • Energy
  • Forces and Motion
  • Identifying Misconceptions
  • Solar System
  • Space
  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE): Physics
  • Waves and Energy

Key Stage 4

  • Calculations
  • Electricity
  • Electricty: Ohm’s Law
  • Electromagnetism
  • Forces and Motion
  • Hooke’s Law
  • How To Get a Grade 9 in Physics
  • Identifying Misconceptions in KS4 Physics
  • Nuclear Radiation
  • Radioactivity
  • Space
  • Stimulating Physics Network (SKE): Electricity
  • Stimulating Physics Network (SKE): Physics KS4
  • Stimulating Physics Network (SKE): Waves GCSE Required Practical

Triple Science

  • Fission and Fusion / Space Physics
  • SKE – Physics
  • Stopping Distance and Other Maths
  • Waves and Optics

A-Level

  • An Introduction to Teaching A-level Physics
  • Encouraging Girls Into A-Level Physics
  • Post-16 Physics: B Fields
  • Post-16 Physics: Field Fundamentals
  • Post-16 Physics: Potential and Energy
  • Post-16 Physics: Refraction, Total Internal Reflection and Polarisation
  • Post-16 Physics: Two-Source Interference and Diffraction of Sound and Light
  • Post-16 Physics: Waves – Fundamentals
  • Post-16 Physics Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Waves
  • Post-16 Physics Subject Knowledge Enhancement: Fields
  • SKE – Physics
  • Teaching A-Level / KS5 Physics for the First Time
  • Using models to help students develop their understanding of the magnetic fields

Technicians

  • Electromagnetism Training
  • How to do Electricity Practicals
  • Physics for Technicians
  • Practical Support for Physics Practicals
  • States of Matter Technician Training
  • Technicians Supporting Physics Practicals
  • Waves Technician Training

SEND

A Masterclass for teaching SEND Learners
  • Ensuring Progress of Lower Attaining Learners and Those With SEND Through Literacy and Oracy
  • Scaffolding Physics Concepts for Learners With SEND
  • SEND and Literacy
  • SEND and Specific Needs
  • SEND in Science – Disadvantaged and Pupil Premiums
  • SEND in Science – Teaching Strategies
  • SEND Resources
  • Special Needs and Curriculum
  • Special Needs in Science Teaching Network Primary and Secondary
  • Specific SEND Needs – Autism, Moderate Learning Difficulties etc
    Integrating Climate Change into the Secondary Curriculum
  • Specific Send Needs to Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners in Science Lessons
  • Supporting SEND in Science for all Science Teachers
  • Teaching Science to Students with Special Needs
  • The Curriculum and SEND

TECHNICIANS

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  • Basic Microbiology for Technicians
  • East Midlands Technicians Network
  • Electricity – Technician Training
  • Introduction for New Technicians
  • Online Network for Technicians at all levels
  • Organising a Prep Room
  • Organising a Technical Service
  • Skills for New Technicians
  • Technicians and Being New to the Role
  • Technicians as Demonstrators
  • Technicians Health & Safety
  • Technicians Science Conference
  • Technicians Supporting Biology Practicals
  • Technicians Supporting Chemistry Practicals
  • Technicians Supporting Physics Practicals
  • Technicians Supporting Practical Work in the Classroom
  • Technicians Supporting Triple Science
  • Working as a Science Technician: An introduction to the role

Current Courses

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Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Science Learning Partnership (SLP), trading as Developing Teachers of Science Association (DTSA) covers the entire geographical area including Derby and Nottingham for STEM Learning UK. Our aim is to allow all staff to support students to ensure they are the best that they can be. We are proud to have provided teachers, technicians and other educators with high impact, subject-specific professional development in science and the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.