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DfE: National Curriculum Review
A submission to the Department of Education into the review of the primary and secondary National Curriculum in England, focusing on the subject of Computing and ICT.
Preparing for the transfer to STEM higher education
This fourth and final Royal Society ‘state of the nation’ report considers the ‘pool’ of the UK’s 16–19 year old students taking mainstream science and mathematics combinations suitable for entry to higher education. It makes three major points about these students.
Science and mathematics education 5-14
The third project in our 'state of the nation' series focuses on the early years of formal education, from the start of primary school to the point at which in their early secondary education children will already have been given a first opportunity to make GCSE or equivalent subject choices.
DCSF: Primary Curriculum Review
A submission to the Department for Children, Schools and Families into the consultation led by Sir Jim Rose to inform an independent review of the primary national curriculum
Science and mathematics education 14-19
Published in September 2008, this report assesses national trends in 14–19 science and mathematics participation and attainment across the UK from 1997 to 2007.
Assessment of science learning 14–19
A report into the assessment of science learning among 14-19 year old students which was undertaken by the Science & Technology Education team at King's College London.
Mathematics Education Pre-19
A report which considers current issues and concerns within mathematics education and makes recommendations on curriculum and assessment issues.
Teaching and Learning Algebra pre-19
A report conducted with the Joint Mathematical Council which makes recommendations about the curriculum and teaching methods in algebra, in order to inform discussions of any future revisions of the curriculum.