SCORE Annual Conference 2014

Why science? What science? Curriculum choices at 14

About the conference

In 2014 there is there is no better time to address these key questions in science education policy: Why science? What science?

On Monday 24 February 2014, SCORE invited partners from the science and education communities to consider the place of the sciences in the school curriculum age 14 to 16. SCORE has made progress towards an informed stance on the needs of learners at this age through research into practical work in schools and the development of guidelines for the key stage 4 curriculum.

The discussion and debate stimulated at the conference will influence the development of a SCORE position on the curriculum at key stage 4.

Download invitation and agenda

Confirmed speakers

The following speakers attended:

Tricia Kelleher, Principal, Stephen Perse Foundation

Bryan Berry, Principal, Heathrow Aviation Engineering UTC

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London

Ellen Weavers, Curriculum Leader - Science, Cambridge Assessment

Jim Ryder, Professor of Science Education, University of Leeds