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  • Exam Boards voice support for the Language of Mathematics in ScienceExam Boards voice support for the Language of Mathematics in Science

    27 May 2016

    New guidance published today aims to improve the use of mathematics in the science curriculum for pupils aged 11-16. In statements today the leading awarding bodies have issued formal support for the guidance.

  • Science Book Lovers WantedScience Book Lovers Wanted

    27 May 2016

    This new award has been designed to celebrate science writing that educates and inspires science learners of all ages. The award will initially be presented at our prestigious annual conference which will raise the profile of science publishing and showcase the best authors to our members and non-members.

  • ASE issues response to Government's education white paperASE issues response to Government's education white paper

    26 May 2016

    In this response we welcome aspects of the Government's proposals, including greater support for teachers during their early careers, more professional freedom and recognition of the importance of high quality professional development. However we have raised concerns that there is a lack of evidence to support the proposed mechanisms for achieving these ambitions. We outline the need to provide a broad and balanced curriculum within a local context. We argue that Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) should be retained and a further consideration of ITT provision is required. Our response includes 5 recommendations to Government.

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