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In September 2006 a new programme of study for science at key stage 4 (ages 14-16) came into effect in England and Wales. This September sees the introduction of a new programme for key stage 3 (ages 11-14). The underpinning feature of these much-shortened programmes is what has been termed How science works (HSW). New GCSE, AS and A2 specifications have been produced and ratified by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) that aim to present science content within the HSW framework.

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How science works

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