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STEM Fairs: Guidance and Tools

These guidance resources are provided by the British Science Association, with support from Intel Education. They give guidance that includes both attending a STEM fair and running an event. There are three sections:

Getting started
* Comparing festivals - a checklist to help identify...

The Chemical Brothers and Sisters Come of Age

This briefing, from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), looks at the widespread use of recreational drugs by young people and the implications for law policies and enforcement. Researchers gathered some frightening statistics concerning the numbers of young people who have tried and are using drugs,...

Alcohol: the Spirit of Friendship

This resource, from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), looks at worrying studies into young people's drinking habits. Studies have looked at how and why excessive drinking has become a normal part of life for many young people and the psychological pressures put upon people to drink alcohol,...

Why Girls Can't Say No to Cigarettes

This briefing, produced by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), looks at a study which shows that girls are twice as likely as boys to smoke. Researchers looked into the peer pressure put upon young people to smoke, comparing the pressures on girls and boys. They give recommendations for anti-smoking...

Addiction: Teenage Kicks - the Debate Rages on

This school briefing, from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), gives the facts about drink, drugs and alcohol addiction amongst teenagers and young people. Despite, media stories about famous people struggling with their addictions, drug use, smoking and drinking is increasing and death rates are...

Evaluation of Starting Out: Final Report for the TDA

This resource contains an evaluation report on the two-year mentoring pilot programme for science and mathematics teacher trainees and early career teachers funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) which started in July 2009. 'Starting Out' was delivered by the Learning and Skills Network (...

New Technology: The Issues

This Teachers TV video shows Goldsmiths College's Professor Richard Kimbell and senior researcher Tony Wheeler leading a discussion on the effectiveness of handheld technology and software following a two day trial at Saltash Community School in Cornwall.

The discussion reflects on the challenge of using...

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...

Genomics

From the Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC), this briefing explores how understanding genomics may offer potential benefits to society, but also looks at how we might use and regulate that knowledge. The resource describes the possible applications of synthetic biology. The emerging personal genomics...

Population Growth

From the Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC), this briefing provides figures on global population growth and highlights the key issues in population management and the factors that influence fertility rates. Case studies illustrating a number of different approaches to population control around the world...

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