Secondary Science | 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 to organise suitable dates and times of courses which interest you.

Current courses can be found here:

Online CPD

Local CPD: Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire

Local CPD: Leicestershire & North Northamptonshire


  • A Level Biology
  • An Introduction to teaching A-level Biology
  • Biology for Technicians
  • Biology Teacher/TA/Subject Leader – science curriculum workshops in conjunction with Diverse Academies
  • KS3 – Photosynthesis and respiration
  • KS4 – Cell Division
  • KS4 – Gene expression
  • KS4 – Genes and the Genome
  • SKE: KS4 Biology
  • Strengthening Practical Work in Biology
  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement: KS3 Biology
  • Subject knowledge enhancement: KS4 Biology
  • Technicians Supporting Biology Practicals


STEM curriculum careers science lab technician
  • 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
  • Supporting students to gain experience of STEM workplace
  • The Gatsby Practical Science report – implementing the recommendations


  • An Introduction to teaching A-level Chemistry
  • Atomic Structure and Radioactivity
  • Chemistry for Technicians
  • Chemistry KS3 – Reactivity of metals
  • GCSE Chemistry: Increasing Confidence to Deliver the latest Science Curriculum.
  • Getting to Grips with A Level Chemistry
  • KS3 – Acids, Alkalis and Bases
  • KS3 – Reactivity of metals
  • KS3 – What is chemical change
  • KS4 – Rates of reaction
  • KS4 – Structure and Bonding
  • KS4 Chemistry – Atomic structure and the Periodic Table and Structure and Bonding
  • KS4 Chemistry – Structure and bonding with Rates of Reaction
  • Practical Chemistry for Technicians
  • SKE – KS4 Chemistry
  • Strengthening Practical Work in Chemistry
  • Transition Metals
  • Triple Science – Quantitative chemistry and the mole


STEM Club workshop
  • Engineering in a Pandemic
  • Royal Academy of Engineering – Lightsaver and power up resources
  • Technicians and engineering
  • The Future of Flight with Royal Academy of Engineering


Primary Science Professional Forum
  • Application Skills
  • Applying Knowledge and Understanding in Science
  • Basic Microbiology for Technicians
  • Behaviour management and practical science
  • Better Explanations in Secondary Science
  • Climate Change
  • Cognitive Science
  • Connecting STEM Teachers (CST) Programme
  • Crest Awards
  • Critical Thinking for achievement
  • Curriculum Models
  • Cutting Edge Science: Earth Observation
  • Developing application skills in science
  • Developing Essential Skills in STEM
  • Developing Learner’s Resilience and Independent Learning Skills in post-16 Science
  • Developing Mastery in a Challenging KS3 Curriculum
  • Developing self-regulated learning skills
  • Effective Demonstrations
  • Enhancing employability skills and careers knowledge – STEM Club Workshop
  • Essential skills for new and aspiring science leadership
  • Essential skills for science leadership
  • Farming – FACE
  • GCSE Revision skills – getting the most out of your learners
  • Getting started – STEM Club Workshop
  • Growing Application Skills
  • Growing application skills – don’t lose marks for AO2
  • Health and Safety for technicians and teachers
  • Higher Attainment
  • How to be successful and thriving – STEM Club Workshop
  • How to Motivate Girls in Secondary Sciences
  • Improving progress in science
  • Improving student progress – Stretch and Challenge
  • Improving student responses for AO2 questions
  • Increasing learner autonomy, understanding and progress
  • Introducing the new Oxford Smart Curriculum Service
  • Kerboodle GCSE Science Refresher Training
  • KS3 science for non-specialists
  • Low attaining Students in Science
  • Maximising Learning in Practical Science
  • Measuring impact and Gaining Recognition – STEM Club Workshop
  • Narrowing the gap: Supporting disadvantaged learners in science
  • Organising a Technical Service
  • Organising a Prep Room
  • Planning to build skills across the science curriculum ready for GCSE
  • Preparing Students for Exams
  • Preparing students for the new GCSEs: Getting students to the top grades
  • Promoting inclusivity in your STEM curriculum
  • Raising attainment
  • Regional STEM Group Network Meeting
  • Science Department Health and Safety
  • Skills for new technicians
  • STEM and Girls in Science
  • Stretch & Challenge
  • Subject Leaders and modifying schemes of learning to develop cross curricular threads
  • Subject Leaders Network
  • Supporting the L1 – 3 agenda
  • Supporting the memory: strategies and techniques to retain and retrieve knowledge in science
  • Tackling the challenges of disadvantaged and white British underachievement in science
  • Taster Session on H&S
  • Taster Session on prep
  • Teaching KS3 for Non Specialists
  • Teaching lower attaining students – tips and tricks for getting good results
  • Technicians as Demonstrators
  • Technicians supporting practical work in the classroom
  • The Art of the Demonstration
  • The Improving Secondary Science report – implementing the recommendations
  • The Role of the TA in Ensuring Progress in Science
  • Working as a science technician: an introduction to the role


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
  • Literacy and Extended Responses
  • Literacy In Science
  • Supporting EAL Learners in Science
  • Word Power in Science


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
  • How to make maths more accessible to learners in technical subjects – taster session
  • 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 Teaching
  • MIST Tips and tricks by Email Gap Task
  • Moles and Mole Calculations (EP2103)
  • Multistage Calculations and Choosing the Right Equations (EP2103)
  • Prefixes, Order of Magnitude and Conversions between them (EP2103)
  • Tips and Tricks for KS3 Maths in Science
  • Tips and tricks to develop maths skills in science


DTSA NQT Support
  • Early Career Teacher (ECT) Network for Teachers with 1 – 3 year’s experience
  • Early Career Teachers and managing behaviour and workload
  • NQT Essentials – Behaviour management in science
  • NQT Essentials – Health and safety
  • NQT Essentials – Planning and teaching Network
  • NQT/RQT/ITT Network Meeting


Ofsted science review
  • Ofsted 2019 framework in action: Vocabulary
  • Ofsted Framework 3i’s and deep dives
  • Preparing your department for the new Ofsted framework taster session
  • 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


Strengthening practical work in physics
  • A-Level Physics – Using models to help students develop their understanding of the magnetic fields
  • An Introduction to teaching A-level Physics
  • Forces and Motion
  • GCSE Physics. Delivering the latest science curriculum
  • KS3 Physics – Waves and Energy
  • New ideas for teaching physics
  • New Wave Energy In school Teaching
  • Physics for Technicians
  • Physics KS3 – Forces and Motion
  • Physics KS4 – Forces and Motion
  • Physics Misconceptions and Teaching the Tricky Bits
  • Physics quick and easy classroom activities
  • Radioactivity
  • Scaffolding physics concepts for learners with SEND
  • SKE: A – Level Physics
  • SKE – Physics KS4
  • Strengthening practical work in Physics
  • Subject knowledge enhancement: KS3 Physics
  • Teaching A level / KS5 physics for the first time


A Masterclass for teaching SEND Learners
  • Ensuring progress of lower attaining learners and those with SEND through literacy and oracy
  • SEND and Literacy
  • SEND and Specific Needs
  • SEND Resources
  • Special Needs and Curriculum
  • Special Needs in Science Teaching Network Primary and Secondary
  • Supporting SEND in science for all science teachers
  • Teaching science to students with special needs
  • The curriculum and SEND

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.