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Welcome to the news section of our website where you will find news stories which we hope will be of interest to you. Below you will find the latest news entries but if you would like to look back further, please feel free to search our news archive.

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Science teaching 'needs to keep pupils engaged'

The way science is currently taught in schools in England needs to be overhauled, Ofsted has stated....

Posted on 28/11/2013 - [Read More...]

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Schools urged to up practical science spending

A new report has claimed that only 70 per cent of secondary schools and 46 per cent of primaries have access to the essential equipment required to teach science....

Posted on 09/05/2013 - [Read More...]

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New funding for computer science teaching

The government will make over £2 million available to enable 400 leading teachers of computer science to pass their expertise onto a total of 16,000 schools....

Posted on 25/04/2013 - [Read More...]

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England's maths performance slipping on international stage

Two studies show England is falling behind the international competition when it comes to reading, science and maths. ...

Posted on 11/12/2012 - [Read More...]

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Evolution debate could spell extinction for some free schools

Free schools will be required to teach evolution or risk losing their funding, under new government rules....

Posted on 30/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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More high-quality graduates taking teacher jobs

More top quality graduates are opting to take up teaching jobs, according to new figures...

Posted on 29/11/2012 - [Read More...]

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Teachers urged to encourage girls to study physics

A new report which found that girls are shunning physics has called for school teachers to take an active role in addressing the issue...

Posted on 05/10/2012 - [Read More...]

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New education technologies needed in UK schools, study says

New research suggests that if schools in the UK do not adopt cutting-edge educational technologies there is a risk that pupils will miss out on the digital revolution...

Posted on 13/06/2012 - [Read More...]

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Science comes to life for Welsh pupils

Science and mathematics education in Wales is to receive a boost after the government announced new funding for teaching programmes...

Posted on 10/04/2012 - [Read More...]

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Physics software can improve primary pupils understanding

Primary school teachers could greatly improve their physics lessons if they adopted new computer software, research from the ESRC suggests...

Posted on 25/01/2012 - [Read More...]

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Report into science teaching published by Ofsted

Schools watchdog Ofsted has published a report that identifies what secondary teachers, schools and colleges are doing to provide high-quality science teaching...

Posted on 19/10/2011 - [Read More...]

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Lord calls on universities to help state school science lessons

Speaking to the HMC last week Lord Winston called on universities to share the responsibility of improving state schools' practical science education...

Posted on 12/10/2011 - [Read More...]

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Expert demands investment in science and maths teaching jobs

A leading authority has called on the government to intensify the recruitment drive for quality science and mathematics teachers to maintain growth in students taking the subjects...

Posted on 23/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Science teaching jobs under the spot-light

A campaign has been launched by some of the top scientists in the UK which aims to get creationism removed entirely from teaching in science classrooms...

Posted on 19/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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More practical science lessons needed, Select Committee reports

A Commons Select Committee has published the findings of its inquiry into science education, reporting that the practical lessons and field trips essential to developing scientists of the future are being ignored because of health and safety concerns...

Posted on 14/09/2011 - [Read More...]

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Making triple science GCSE compulsory 'could be counter-productive'

Pushing students towards subjects such as science and maths could be counter-productive, it has been suggested....

Posted on 22/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Popularity of science 'could be due to Brian Cox effect'

The increase in the number of students taking science A-levels has been put down to the 'Brian Cox effect'....

Posted on 19/08/2011 - [Read More...]

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Pupils celebrate science and engineering week

Students at one Cornwall school have been taking part in a host of exciting experiments to celebrate science and engineering week....

Posted on 31/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Croydon students take part in interactive science lessons

Students from one Croydon school have taken part in a special event aimed at raising standards in science. ...

Posted on 29/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Design and technology curriculum 'needs modernising'

Design and technology (D&T) classes need to be modernised if they are to keep pace of global advances, education watchdog Ofsted has warned....

Posted on 25/03/2011 - [Read More...]

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Moon rocks help pupils in Bury get excited about physics

Young students in the north of England have reluctantly handed some rare samples of moon rock back to the Science and Technology Facilities Council. ...

Posted on 24/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Teachers need to know how pupils' brains work, scientists say

Scientists at the Royal Society have called for basic neurology to be made part of teacher training courses in the UK. ...

Posted on 24/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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Royal Society calls for science shake-up in schools

Britain's top scientists have called for school science lessons to be made more appealing to pupils. ...

Posted on 17/02/2011 - [Read More...]

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