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APU Mathematics Monitoring Phase 2

A report of the work of the APU between 1984 and 1988 and the results of the 1987 survey in which groups of 11 and 15 year olds were tested on a variety of aspects of their mathematical development.

The report begins with an overview of the work carried out in phase one of the project followed by an overview...

APU Practical Mathematics

This report describes the performance of students aged 11 and 15 on a range of practical tasks and came in response to Cockcroft’s report and the GCSE National Curriculum criteria both of which advocated practical work in mathematics.

The booklet aims to answer the questions:
*What is practical work in...

The Cockcroft Foundation List: APU Results

The report considers how students aged 15 fared in the APU tests on mathematics topics found in the ‘foundation list’ from the Cockcroft report. The ‘foundation list’ consists of basic mathematical skills such as number, money, percentages, time, use of a calculator, ratio and proportion. The full list appears in...

Mathematics Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4

This is the fourth annual Ofsted report to assess the success of the implementation of the National Curriculum across all four key stages. The report is based upon a large number of visits by Her Majesty’s Inspectors to a variety of schools in the academic year 1992-93.

The report highlights the areas of the...

Science for the Young School Leaver

Science for the Young School Leaver was one of a series of informal publications by the Schools Council. Schools Council Working Paper Number 1 started a series to make widely available information about curriculum development projects while still in their formative...

Nuffield Secondary Science: An Evaluation

The Schools Council initiated this evaluation of Nuffield Secondary Science at the point when school trials of the materials were largely complete. As a result the evaluation focussed on the early adoption of the project by schools.

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Beyond 2000: Science Education for the Future

The Beyond 2000 report was the outcome of a seminar series initiated by Rosalind Driver and Jonathan Osborne at King’s College London. The series was funded by a grant from the Nuffield Foundation. There were four closed seminars and two open seminars. The report was edited by Robin Millar and Jonathan...

Alternatives for Science Education

Alternatives for Science Education was produced and published by the Association for Science Education (ASE) in 1979. Its sub-title, A Consultative Document, indicates its aim and status. In addition to being a document of considerable historical interest, it contains arguments of continued relevance.

The...

Standards in Public Examinations 1975 to 1995

This report, jointly published by the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority (SCAA) and Ofsted under the chairmanship of Ron Dearing, presents the findings of an investigation into whether standards in GCSE and A level examinations were maintained in the period up to 1995. The improving examination grades...

Processes and Products of Science Teaching

This resource is the final report from the project for the Evaluation of Science Teaching Methods, sponsored by the Schools Council. The project was based at the University of Leicester School of Education from 1970 to 1973.

The objective of the research was to identify the processes of science teaching, and...

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