- Dangers in A-level sciences grading reform highlighted
As Ofqual announces the separation of marks for practical science from core A-level grades, a leading partnership of scientific societies, SCORE, has expressed its disappointment and concern. The reform presents a hurried large scale change that will affect both school reporting procedures and university admissions processes, including how students’ attainment in science is measured and recorded.
- Call for nominations - ASE Elections 2014
Get involved with your ASE! Nominate yourself or another member to be ASE's future Chair or a member of ASE's Assembly - a network of science education experts.
- ASE welcomes international delegation from Beijing
Today the Association for Science Education (ASE) welcomes representatives from the Beijing Association for Science and Technology (BAST) to the charity’s head offices at the University of Hertfordshire.
- New tools to support science leaders in secondary schools
The Association for Science Education (ASE) today launches a new resource that recognises the need to support Science leaders and departmental heads in secondary schools. The Science Leaders’ Hub aims to bring Heads of Departments and other science leaders’ advice and support.
- Primary School Competition opens - Join the Great Bug Hunt
ASE's SchoolScience.co.uk has announced that the Great Bug Hunt, an annual competition for primary schools to explore the bug world, will be returning for 2014! Find out how to enter and how this can help you cover important parts of the curriculum.
- Call for proposals now open - ASE Annual Conference 2015
In January 2015, the ASE Annual Conference will be returning to the University of Reading. Be involved in an extensive programme of over 250 CPD events for the science education world. You could showcase useful resources or share advice for leadership, planning and the new curriculum. Submit your session idea online.
- ASE's New Events for 2014
ASE has announced several new CPD events for 2014 in addition to TeachMeets, regional meetings and long-established area conferences. Check out our 2 latest events - our area conference at Ipswich School and our regional technician's conference at Silverstone UTC.
- ASE announces new Chief Executive
Meet our new CEO. Shaun Reason is to become the new Chief Executive of The Association for Science Education. Shaun, who was recently the Chief Executive of a Group Charity and a former headteacher, comments on taking on the exciting new role
- PSQM Schools invited to join the big ITCH read
Is your school a Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) school? Then join in the nationwide school read of Simon Mayo’s children’s novel ITCH and get your hands on free copies for National Science and Engineering Week!
- ASE raises concerns for assessment of fieldwork in new A levels
ASE in a response today to an Ofqual consultation raises concerns over practical work, and particularly fieldwork, in science. The Outdoor Science Working Group (OSWG) welcomes the recognition of the importance of practical work, including fieldwork, but does not support the proposal for the outcomes of practical work assessment to be reported by a separate certificate and not to contribute to the overall A level grade.