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Diagnose and Treat

Diagnose and Treat

Scientific enquiry skills for KS3 and KS4

This course combines the theory and principles of effective gifted and talented provision with practical demonstrations of how to apply this in the classroom.

Course outline

  1. How to create stretch and challenge in the classroom.
  2. Diagnose and Treat (part 1) – put your student hat on and experience how this ready-made course promotes critical thinking and creativity. You are presented with a set of symptoms – will your team be able to come up with the correct diagnosis?
  3. How to encourage higher order thinking and questioning.
  4. Diagnose and Treat (part 2) – develop your team's treatment plan and reflect on the experience.
  5. Putting it into practice – discuss and plan how you can adapt and implement Diagnose and Treat in your school.

Optional follow-up

Bring your students to a showcase workshop and share findings with other teachers.

Key benefits

  • Models approaches that develop the personal, learning and thinking skills required by QCA's new secondary curriculum.
  • Addresses KS3 and KS4 Science Framework objectives, particularly around 'how science works' and '21st century science''.
  • Provides ready-made resources to increase student motivation and creativity for investigative science and problem-solving.
  • Promotes collaboration with colleagues from other schools.
Course details

Wednesday 21 January 2009


In Tuition House, 210 Borough

High Street, London SE1 1JX

Suitable for:

KS3 and KS4 science teachers


£150 per person for London state schools

£200 per person for all other schools


To book a place please complete an application form and email it to us at events@londongt.org or fax it to 020 79397894.