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Standards in the Secondary Curriculum 1997/8: Design and Technology

This report, published by Ofsted in 1998, of a review of standards in design and technology teaching showed a positive picture with many improvements since the 1995 revision of the curriculum and programmes of study. Standards were found to be generally higher with improving standards to teaching and levels of...

Technology and School Science: an HMI Enquiry

This enquiry into technology and school science was conducted by HMI. The report was published in 1985. The enquiry was concerned not only with the specific technology courses offered by science departments but also sought to obtain details of any attempts being made to develop technology across the curriculum,...

Technology at A Level: Getting It Right

The Technology at A Level: Getting it Right report followed on from the Technology in the National Curriculum: Getting it Right...

Technology in Secondary Schools: Getting It Right

This report is the fourth in the Engineering Council's series on technology in schools and was published in 1997. It looks at the state of technology in schools seven years after the subject was established in the National Curriculum. It gives data and details of challenges faced by some technology departments....

Technology in the National Curriculum: Getting It Right

This report, published in 1992 by the Engineering Council, gives an analysis of the development of technology in schools, identifying the problems associated with it at the time.

The report considers how technology fits into the National Curriculum, looks at problems concerning perceived parity with other...

Technology Teachers: Getting It Right

This report was the third in a series, following on from Technology in the National Curriculum: Getting it Right and Technology at A Level: Getting it Right and was written for the Engineering Council by the same authors. This report...

Life Study - Biology A Level in the 21st Century

This document presents the recommendations and research findings of a report from the Wellcome Trust, published in 2004.

The purpose of the research was to investigate:
• the response of students and teachers to biology A level courses
• factors which made biology a popular option at AS and A...

Interaction: the Relationship Between Science and Design and Technology

This report looks at the very separated relationship of science and technology subjects in secondary schools at the time. It tries to identify reasons why there was very limited use of cross-curricular activities and makes recommendations to encourage better relationships, collaboration and cooperation between...

Primary Horizons - Starting Out in Science

This report, based on a scoping study carried out for the Wellcome Trust by Queen’s University Belfast and St Mary’s University College Belfast, set out to explore teachers’ views and experiences of primary science across the United Kingdom and to identify ways in which it could be improved.

The publication...

The Continuum of Design Education for Engineering

This booklet examines the development of engineering expertise and makes recommendations on ways to harness, encourage, facilitate and reward it. Covering all Key Stages from Foundation Stage to post-16 and higher education, the booklet states the case for design and technology in schools to encourage an...

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