- The Fascination of Plants Day 2015 official web address (URL) is: http://plantday.org/
The third international "Fascination of Plants Day" 2015 will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science
- Guidance for Key Stages 2 and 3 – Exemplification of national curriculum level descriptions for Key Stages 2 and 3
Guidance for Key Stages 2 and 3 – Exemplification of national curriculum level descriptions for Key Stages 2 and 3 These materials, provide key messages for practitioners for planning, teaching, learning and progression across all national curriculum subjects at Key Stages 2 and 3.
- Continued fall in young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs) in Wales
Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Julie James, has welcomed new figures showing a decline in the number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) during 2014
- Donaldson Report
A major independent report that aims to raise standards and radically change how and what pupils in Wales learn over the decades to come has been published by the Welsh Government.
- Free Astronomy CPD at Cardiff University
Cardiff University are hosting two free teacher training conferences to provide teachers with access to innovative, interactive resources for using astronomy in the classroom. Each conference will be held for 2 days in April, and a follow-up day in July. Teachers are only expected to attend one of the sub-conferences.
- Professor Graham Donaldson, commissioned by the Welsh Government to consider new assessment and curriculum arrangements , said the introduction of “progression steps” would provide a more coherent basis for learning, teaching and assessment.
Professor Graham Donaldson, commissioned by the Welsh Government to consider new assessment and curriculum arrangements , said the introduction of “progression steps” would provide a more coherent basis for learning, teaching and assessment.
His report champions six “areas of learning and experience” as the basis for Wales’ new curriculum, which would transcend all learning from the age of three through to 16.
- What is happening to GCSEs in Wales?
The Welsh Government is retaining GCSEs as the main Level 1 and Level 2 general qualifications at 14 to 19, as recommended by the Review of Qualifications.
Wales will continue to use the established grading structure of A* to G grades, with A* to C being National Qualifications Framework Level 2 and D to G being Level 1.
- Have your say: science teacher survey
Please take part in the science teacher survey and help inform the review of the National Curriculum for Science in Wales.
- £2.3 million to support science in schools
A package of funding worth £2.3 million to boost science in schools in 2014-15 has been announced by First Minister, Carwyn Jones today.
- Cardiff Met hosts Welsh regional conference - Inspiring Innovative Primary Science Teachers
On May 10th 2014, the science team at Cardiff Metropolitan University invited a variety of stakeholders interested in primary science education, to the conference ‘Inspiring Innovative Primary Science Teachers’. Delegates were invited to explore novel ways to motivate and engage learners in KS2 and Foundation Phase, through developing their own positive attitudes towards science, whilst building their confidence in scientific pedagogy.