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ASE secondary and FE (11-19) membership provides teaching resources and professional development opportunities (CPD) for teachers of students aged 11-19 and their science departments. Find out more about joining ASE.

Resources below have been made available by ASE's expert 11-19 science committee covering everything from health and safety, assessment and doing effective practical work. There are hundreds of articles to support science teaching and learning in our School Science Review.

Main guidance

Our campaign for Practical Science

Maintaining good science practical practice in schools is key to effective science attainment and achievement for students. We are constantly working to support our members and  lobbying for improvements. 

ASE’s work with other organisations

The appropriate resourcing of practical science has been an ongoing concern. Benchmarks have been created which provide a comprehensive list of essential items needed to enable inspirational and effective science teaching.
Secondary benchmarks and staffing guidelines 
Secondary school resources for working scientifically

Recognising the importance of Professional Development

Find our more about support for you and your colleague's professional development

Professional Development
Becoming a Chartered Science Teacher

Bringing cutting-edge research into the classroom

We develop teaching resources to help students discover how science learning relates to the real world. 
Resources for using cutting-edge research in the classroom

Assessment

View ASE Statement on Assessment in Science

Curriculum and assessment resources that outline arrangements in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Curriculum Resources

ASE owned site www.shoolscience.co.uk highlights lots of teaching resources and competitions that can be linked to the curriculum.

The National STEM centre has grouped resources by topic to support your teaching of science from 11-14, and for the new A Levels There are also some other resources that focus on practical work, that are useful for teachers and technicians. These can be sorted by age range including Post 16.

Your Subject Specialism

Biology

The Society of Biology provides support with various teaching resourcesThey have produced exam board specification comparisons at both A levels and AS levels. These documents show the topics, exam styles and the required practical component. There is also a separate document that compares A level content.

Chemistry

Visit Royal Society of Chemistry's Learn Chemistry

Physics

Visit Institute of Physics support for teachers.