• How worrying is the drop in Science results?

    GCSE results out. Ofqual have released numbers showing the dips and rises in school numbers. It shows a quirk with science. Each year on results day Ofqual produce boring-sounding ‘variability charts’. Dull name, but important data. These charts show how many ‘centres’ (schools or colleges) dropped or increased their results compared to the previous year.

    11.06 Aug. 25th, 2016 | Opinion

  • Science GCSE pass rate drops as pupils shift from other courses

    GCSE results day 2016 has revealed a dramatic drop of 3.8 per cent in the A*-C rate for science, resulting from significant changes to student entry patterns. The A*-C grades for additional science also fell by 3.5 percentage points. At A*-A only, overall science results dipped by 0.7 percentage points, and additional science by 1.4

    10.51 Aug. 25th, 2016 | News

  • The next micro:bit? BBC launches primary science education campaign 2017

    The BBC’s next flagship education campaign will be based around a series of mass participation science experiments for primary pupils, Schools Week can exclusively reveal. The initiative, which is yet to be named, is expected to launch at the start of 2017 and run for two years. It follows this year’s BBC micro:bit device project,

    5.00 Jul. 9th, 2016 | News

  • The battle for informal learning

    What have you been working on? I’ve been talking to teachers who are working to provide informal science teaching for students in extra-curricular clubs. I wanted to understand their motivation and their struggle. From a broader perspective, my aim is to look at education policy and try to find how it plays out in teachers’

    13.00 Jun. 19th, 2016 | Opinion

  • A lack of fluent thinking

    There are not enough teachers to teach the mandatory Ebacc modern foreign language. In the spirit of détente, Leora Cruddas puts forward three steps that could bridge the gap Bonjour. Guten Tag. Buenos dias. Welcome to the future of foreign language teaching. It is a future that will be shaped by the government’s aim that

    6.00 May. 1st, 2016 | Opinion

  • Core Science GCSE results

    10.37 Aug. 20th, 2015 | Exam results

  • Closing the science gender divide in schools

    The latest statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show that the school science gender divide in the UK is amongst the largest in the world, with boys outperforming girls by up to 13 per cent. However, for some career paths, notably those in health and well being, there has been a

    17.10 Apr. 30th, 2015 | Opinion