Opinion

When do practicals work well in science?

Do pupils learn more science when they’re taught in classrooms – with the teacher explaining concepts –  or in...

Expert Contributor
PHIL NAYLOR
News

Ofqual lowers pass grade for higher tier science

Ofqual has dropped the pass threshold for the GCSE science higher tier exams this year, following concerns that too...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Art & Design GCSE entries stay strong in face of EBacc

Fewer pupils have been entered for non-EBacc subjects this year, except in art and design which has bucked the...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Science capital can be built!

Researchers have identified “science capital” as a major factor they believe influences pupils’ decisions to study science at higher...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

Science teachers unclear over GCSE ‘standard pass’

Science teachers need clarification on what counts as a “strong” and a “standard” pass in the combined science GCSE...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Only 1 in 4 pupils meets expected standard in science tests

Less than one in four primary pupils reached the expected standard in science last year, according to figures buried...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
News

Literacy strongest predictor of science grades

A new report on socioeconomic status (SES) and science learning has found literacy is “the strongest and most consistent...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

Animal dissection must be cut from the curriculum

The modern curriculum is no place for cutting up dead animals, argues PETA’s Dr Julia Baines As a teacher,...

Tom Mendelsohn
Tom Mendelsohn
Opinion

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...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney