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SCORE Responses

SCORE_logo_A4_BLACKSCORE is a partnership of organisations, which aims to improve science education in UK schools and colleges by supporting the development and implementation of effective education policy. The partnership comprises the Association for Science Education, Institute of Physics, Royal Society, Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Biology. SCORE's priority areas over the next four years are: the curriculum, qualifications and assessment, the school and college workforce and the wider learning experience.

SCORE publishes a number of policy statements and reports and these can be downloaded from the SCORE website. Alternatively, you can follow SCORE on Twitter.

11 October 2013

Response to the Department for Education consultation on Primary Accountability and Assessment 

03 September 2013

Response to Ofqual consultation on GCSE reform

08 August 2013

SCORE response to the final consultation on the proposed National Curriculum new programmes of study and attainment targets for key stages 1 to 3 (overview) and appendices

08 July 2013

SCORE submitted written evidence to the Education Select Committee inquiry into recruitment to School Direct 2013-14

28 June 2013

Pre-ITT Subject Knowledge Enhancement – proposal for 2013/14 and beyond

17 June 2013

Guidelines for the content of Key Stage 4 qualifications

10 May 2013

SCORE response to the consultation on efficiency in the school system 
SCORE response to the consultation on secondary accountability 

02 May 2013

SCORE Press Release - Provision for practical science in school is seriously lacking

News Coverage

The Times - School science work is limited, says report

The Telegraph - Schools 'wasting science lab budget on photocopying'

The Guardian Teacher Network - Game-based learning, science equipment shortfall and more

BBC News - School science: Lack of kit 'means pupils miss out'

16 April 2013

SCORE Response to Government consultation on Draft National Curriculum

6 February 2013

Evidence from SCORE contributes to government response on KS4 reform

11 January 2013

Score Letter to David Laws MP, DfE Impact of funding changes at 16-19 on the uptake of science A-levels

Matthew Hancock MP, DfE response to the SCORE committee

News coverage

BBC News Funding change 'risks cuts' to A-level sciences

TES Funding shake-up could force schools to drop science A levels, experts warn

3 August 2012

SCORE response to draft Primary Programmes of Study.

27 April 2012

Mathematics within A level science 2010 examinations

April 14, 2011

A SCORE response to the Department for Education’s call for evidence on the review of the National Curriculum.

23 March 2012

A single admissions process for postgraduate initial teacher training

A SCORE response to the GTTR consultation

16 March 2012

Qualification support material and services

A SCORE response to Ofqual Call for Evidence

29 February 2012

The framework for the National Curriculum

A SCORE response to the report by the Expert Panel for the National Curriculum Review

4 January 2012

16 -19 Funding Formula Review

A SCORE response to the Department for Education consultation document

7 November 2011

How Should Examinations for 15-19 Year olds in England be Run?

A SCORE response to the Education Select Committee inquiry

October 14, 2011

Attracting, training and retaining the best teachers

A SCORE response to the Education Select Committee inquiry

October 5, 2011

Department for Education consultation on Qualifications for 14 to 16-year-olds and Performance Tables

ASE submits a response as a SCORE member.

July 2011
Through SCORE, the ASE commissioned a series of studies on the GCSE science examinations. This final report summarise the findings of all three studies.

February 17, 2011
SCORE response to Lord Bew’s Review -  Key Stage 2 Testing and Accountability Review – Call for Evidence

January 31, 2011
ASE responds to Ofqual consultation ‘From Transition to Transformation: Strategic Regulation of Awarding Organisations and Qualifications’ alongside SCORE partners.