Policy themes

 For information, policy statements, reports and updates on SCORE's work in these policy areas please click on the sub-headings below.


SCORE's work on the curriculum is currently focused on the Review of the National Curriculum, which was announced by The Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove on 20 January 2011.  Programmes of study have been revised for first teaching in September 2014. SCORE also carries out work on the wider school curriculum, including a major piece of research into the resourcing of practical work in schools. 

Qualifications and assessment

SCORE's work in this area aims to ensure that assessment and qualifications in science are fit for purpose and help to ensure that students can acquire both an authentic experience of science and the skills and knowledge needed for progression to a variety of destinations.  Policy areas include:A-level reform; GCSE science examinations; Mathematics in science; How Science Works; Grading severity; and Progression to HE.

School and college workforce

All learners should have the opportunity to be taught by high quality teachers of the sciences with expertise in the subject area they teach, and for teachers to be supported by high quality technicians and teaching assistants. To provide evidence for this statement the SCORE partnership is investigating two areas: Specialist teachers; and Initial Teacher Training.