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- Exceptional ideas for science teaching #ASEconf
We were joined by over 2000 science education professionals at our annual conference at the University of Reading last week. See our top picks and shared ideas from twitter.
- Free Teachers Reception at Annual Conference
Calling all teachers! Your are invited for drinks and light refreshments at this special teachers' reception where the Wellcome Trust will be giving away free resources and showcasing their work (Friday 9 January, from 5pm).
- New award announced for Primary Schools
Brenda Keogh was an inspirational writer and teacher who has touched and transformed the lives of teachers and learners all over the world. We are delighted to announced a new award that celebrates her legacy - the Brenda Keogh Primary Science Award. Each year, ASE will award two primary schools to help them enrich their science provision.
- A Christmas message from our CEO
I am sure, like me, you are looking forward to the Christmas break. As 2014 draws to a close it is a time to reflect on what has been a challenging year for the ASE and for the science education sector in general, with significant changes occurring across the UK.
- Ofqual’s plans for new science GCSE assessment
Ofqual has just launched a new consultation on GCSEs, which seeks to remove controlled assessment of practical work, currently 25% of the final grade. These differ from previous consultations.
- New College could help raise the status of our profession
ASE welcomes DfE's support for the introduction of a new, independent College of Teaching, which will help recognise the value of our profession. The proposal suggests the new body will have ownership of setting standards and provide greater support for teacher’s professional learning.
- National Award for Technicians: Nominations now open
Congratualtions to the winners of the 2014 Salters National Award for Science Technicians. Nominations for 2015 are now open.
- Awarding great primary science across the UK
We would like to congratulate 390 primary schools across the UK, who have received the prestigious Primary Science Quality Mark, over the last month.
- A level reforms devalue important practical skills says science education community
The science and education community joins calls to the Minister for School Reform, Nick Gibb MP, to rethink changes to the assessment of Science A-Level practical work.
- DfE publishes KS4 Programme of Study
The Department for Education has now published the final science key stage 4 programme of study which is set out in the revised national curriculum framework.