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Bringing Cutting Edge Science into the Classroom







Contemporary Science CPD for Key Stage 4 and post-16 teachers is funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK) and developed and delivered by the Science Learning Centre network .

Teachers taking part in courses will:

• work alongside researchers involved in cutting edge research to develop knowledge and skills in authentic contexts

• identify new contexts and ideas for effective delivery of How Science Works

• explore scientific issues and controversies

• engage with inspiring teaching resources and approaches including practical work.

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The courses, which take place at a range of locations including research institutes, observatories, pharmaceutical facilities and Science Learning Centres, focus on the following topics:


  • Archaeology - Evidence in Context

  • Astrophysics

  • Drug Discovery and Development

  • Earthquakes and other Natural Hazards

  • Genetics

  • Lifestyle and Health

  • Performance in Sport

  • New Materials and Nanotechnology

  • Sustainable Science 

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