KS3 and KS4 science: testing our new sample resources

We want to be guided by what you tell us you need from our new resources.

You can now access five short sequences of sample lesson planning and teaching resources that cover some fundamental knowledge of KS3 and KS4 biology, KS3 and KS4 chemistry, and KS3 physics. 

Over the next three years we’re going to work with partners and teachers to create thousands of brand new lesson planning and teaching resources to better support you.

We want to be guided by what you tell us you need.

Help us by testing them in your classroom

We’re asking teachers to plan and deliver a lesson using the sample resources and tell us what more we can do to improve. Apply to take part in our research and if selected, you’ll get a £40 Amazon voucher as a thank you for your time. 

It's simple:

  • Select a lesson to test
  • Apply to take part in our research via this form
  • We’ll let you know by 3 February if you’ve been selected
  • Use the resources in the selected Oak lesson to plan and deliver your own lesson anytime in February
  • Join a 60-minute remote call with us to share your feedback
  • Get your £40 Amazon voucher

Browse our new resources:

Reviewing and iterating to make the best teaching resources we can

You might spot some improvements we’ve made to these resources to better support you to use them in the classroom, including:

  • Structuring teaching resources into learning cycles consisting of explanation (E), checks for understanding (C) and practice (P).
  • Making improvements to the design of our lesson slides and optimising cognitive load.
  • Making worksheets print-friendly.
  • Incorporating a wider variety of questions and distractors into our quizzes that address common misconceptions.

However, we know there’s more we can do. Your feedback will help us. 

Soon, we’ll share more sample lessons across other subjects and key stages to try in more classrooms across the country. Every time we share something we’ll have made improvements based on your prior feedback. 

You may have previously accessed key stage 3 and 4 science teaching resources through Oak, which are no longer available. To learn more about this, read our help article.

Want to learn more about this project?

We’ve shared our approach and what we learnt in a new blog.