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.
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.
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.