Training and events

Join our experts at a range of events designed to help you deliver the Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Science qualifications. 

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Professional Development Academy

Our brand-new Professional Development Academy provides access to a wide range of high-quality training courses to support you deliver the Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Science qualification with confidence. 

We have a range of on-demand, live and self-guided courses available, creating flexible learning options at a time and place that suits you. 

To browse our extensive range of training events and courses visit the Professional Development Academy.

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Free live support updates delivered by the Pearson Edexcel Science team

Our free, online support updates are put together by our GCSE Science qualifications team to give you updates and guidance on teaching science this year. They are designed to:

  • outline the latest updates from Ofqual and DfE and how these affect GCSE Sciences.
  • showcase our free ‘Why Science Matters’ resources to engage and excite you and your students.
  • give you an opportunity to speak to your science team and ask any questions you may have.

Book onto an available event in the Professional Development Academy

Free collaborative network meetings delivered by Pearson Edexcel science specialists

Join us at our regular, free, online Collaborative Network meetings. These events will give you the opportunity to discuss new ideas and share best practice with our science specialists and colleagues from other schools across the country.

At our 2021 GCSE Science Network meetings we will be covering a range of themes, including:

  • Mastery in science at KS3 and KS4
  • marking and standardising in your school 
  • unbeatable support: support and strategies to develop practical skills in science
  • Access for all: Diversity in science
  • unbeatable support: transition from primary to secondary science
  • Access for all: literacy in science across KS3 and KS4

Book onto a collaborative network event in the Professional Development Academy

New to Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Sciences?

If you are new to teaching Pearson Edexcel Sciences, or have new colleagues in your team, we run a series of free New to Edexcel events which are designed to give you an overview of the qualification design, introduce you to the support provided, and give you an overview of all the incredible free resources available. 

Book onto a New to Edexcel event in the Professional Development Academy

In addition to this, we also have past training events which are available to for you to read through whenever is convenient for you. These training packs include:

  • running and marking mocks
  • metacognition in science
  • strategies for sequencing an engaging science curriculum in light of the new Ofsted framework

View and download training packs (more available soon)

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Teaching and learning CPD workshops

Our half day CPD events are designed for teachers who are delivering or about to deliver the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Science qualifications – they can also count as 2.5 hours of CPD, and are bespoke paid-for events.

 Workshops include:

  • stretch and challenge for higher ability students
  • developing working scientifically skills across KS3 and 4 and assessment of practical skills
  • teaching and assessment of Maths in GCSE (9-1) Sciences
  • accessing foundation tier Combined Science
  • Mastery and Metacognition: An introduction to mastery, and using metacognitive principles.

Available to book soon.