Practical survey deadline extended
2nd October, 2012
The deadline for a national survey to explore how primary and secondary schools in England resource practical work has been extended until November 11.
It is widely accepted that practical work is an integral part of science education but there is concern that the variation into the extent to which schools resource practical work impacts on the teaching and learning.
SCORE, a collaboration of the Association for Science Education, Institute of Physics, Royal Society, Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Biology (including SGM), invites all primary and secondary schools to take part in research that will contribution towards national and local policy on the resourcing requirements of science education.
The survey, which takes 15 minutes to complete, measures how schools resource practical science against a number of benchmarks, including the equipment they have and use, the funding of science within schools and the number of teaching and technician hours. All schools in England are invited to take part, using the link below for either primary or secondary school.
Closing date for responses is the 11 November 2012