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Press releases and media coverage


Qualifications and assessment

SCORE commented on the video letter sent by the Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee Andrew Miller MP to the Minister for School Reform, Nick Gibb MP, asking him to rethink changes to the assessment of practical work in the sciences at A-level and encourage Ofqual to be more ambitious for practical science in schools. It is available to watch here

Read the SCORE press release in response to Ofqual's announcement on A-level assessment changes in the sciences 9 April 2014

SCORE letter to The Times urges Ofqual not to separate practical marks from core A-level grades. Read the full statement from SCORE . Wednesday 26 March 2014

SCORE featured in an article on the GCSE reforms (10 September 2013)

SCORE statement on A-level reform. This press release outlines SCORE involvement in the A-level reform process to date, and presents the SCORE view on announcements made by the Department for Education and Ofqual on 6 September 2013. The story was covered by the BBC. (9 September 2013)

Article by Professor Julia Buckingham on The Conversation website regarding A-level reform. (12 September 2013)

SCORE featured in article on the EBacc (8 January 2013)

School System

SCORE Chair, Julia Buckingham, statement in response to the release of the Ofsted Science survey report (November 2013)

The official SCORE Resourcing of Practical Science report press release.

The launch of the Resourcing of Practical Science Reports and SCORE practical science benchmarks press coverage:

Coverage of SCORE's correspondence with Ministers on the post-16 funding formula: