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Primary Science Survey Report

This report presents the findings of an online survey during July 2011 for The Wellcome Trust. The survey asked primary school teachers for their views on the status of primary science, the opportunities available to their students and themselves as professionals, and how these things may have changed since the...

Primary Science in the UK: a Scoping Study

The Wellcome Trust commissioned this research in May 2004. The Graduate School of Education at Queen’s University Belfast and the Science Department of St Mary’s
University College Belfast carried out the work. The Wellcome Trust was seeking to
establish an overview of the current status of primary...

Believers, Seekers and Sceptics: What Teachers Think about CPD

In 2005 the Wellcome Trust commissioned this survey of teachers and managers in state maintained schools in England, focusing on three main aspects of continuing professional development (CPD):

• What do different types of teacher want from CPD?
• What are the benefits of CPD, and for whom?
•...

Creative Encounters: Feasibility Study for a Touring Exhibition to Promote Creative Learning in Science

Published by the Wellcome Trust in 2007, this report is the product of a feasibility study for a touring exhibition to promote creative learning in science. The study involved:

* Evaluating the Trust's objectives for such an exhibition and making recommendations on the
feasibility of meeting these...

An Invisible Revolution? Applied Science in the 14-19 Curriculum

This report, published by the Nuffield Foundation in July 2009, examines the major issues of policy and practice surrounding applied science qualifications, taking account of empirical evidence where it is available. The report is centred on the following questions:

• what is distinctive about applied...

Assessing Ethics in Secondary Science

This report, published in 2009, is based on a seminar held in London in 2008 at the Nuffield Foundation. It discusses why teaching ethics in science is important and examines approaches to the assessment of ethics in science considering key issues, such as the importance of ethical debate in science classes, the...

Key Understanding in Mathematics Learning: Paper 1 Overview

This review, published by the Nuffield Foundation, presents a synthesis of research on mathematics learning by children from the age of five to the age of sixteen years and identifies the issues that are fundamental to understanding children’s mathematics learning. The report concentrates on three main questions...

Languages, Mathematics and the Baccalaureate

This report, produced by the Nuffield Foundation, is in response to the Tomlinson Working Group on 14–19 Reform, set up as an outcome of the Government paper, ‘14–19: Opportunity and excellence’. Nuffield’s conviction was that proposals to reform assessment can only be authoritative if they take account of the...

Choosing the Right STEM Degree Course: Investigating the Information Available

This report focuses on progression from post-16 education in schools and colleges into STEM first degree programmes and proposes a number of recommendations for improving levels of communication among the main stakeholders.

SCORE commissioned the Centre for Education and Industry, which is based at the...

A Level Biology, Higher Education and Research in the Biological Sciences

This report describes the findings of research carried out for the Wellcome Trust by the Centre for Education and Industry at the University of Warwick in 2002-2003.

The Wellcome Trust was seeking to establish how well existing A Level Biology courses meet the needs of modern biological sciences, the aims...

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