Latest breaking News

News

TIMSS 2019: Year 9 science performance drops, but England still doing well overall

The performance of year 9 pupils in science has “dropped considerably”, an international study has found. According to the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

‘Attenborough effect’ is ‘fuelling’ interest in GCSE science

The “Attenborough effect” – where pupils want to “make a difference” in the world – is fuelling an interest...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
News

Don’t shy away from seeking science specialists, urges new report

Advertising for general science teachers is no more effective than seeking those with subject-specific qualifications, according to new research....

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Seven ways to improve science teaching, according to the EEF

The Education Endowment Foundation has published a new report on ‘improving secondary science’, which gives seven recommendations to try...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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