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The Science Council: Science teachers require more backing

27/09/2010 Joanna
The Science Council has called for more to be done to help those in teaching jobs deliver a science curriculum and assessment system that is not only adequate, but also engaging for all learners.

A recent study conducted by researchers at Queen's University, Belfast, revealed that science assessment in primary schools in England and Wales has strong backing from parents and other stakeholders.

Commenting on the findings, Diana Garnham, chief executive of the Science Council, said it was encouraging to see parents realising the value of learning science.

However, she added: "We still have more to do to support teachers to deliver a science curriculum and assessment system that is appropriately designed and engaging for all learners if we are to increase the take-up of science beyond 16."

In the majority of England's primary schools, there are no specialist science teachers to deliver the high quality tuition required in the subject, the Royal Society stated recently.

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