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Katie Luxton; Bob Pritchard – Education Endowment Foundation, 2023
High quality science teaching builds pupils' curiosity and critical thinking, helping them to develop a coherent understanding of the world around them. Primary science teaching plays a crucial role in shaping pupils' attitudes toward the subject, nurturing participation that can support future pathways into science, technology, engineering, and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Elementary School Science, Vocabulary, Cognitive Processes
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Henderson, Peter; Hodgen, Jeremy; Foster, Colin; Kuchemann, Dietmar – Education Endowment Foundation, 2022
This guidance report focuses on improving the quality of teaching of mathematics to pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3. The decision to focus on these Key Stages was made after an initial consultation period with teachers, academics, and other stakeholders. Schools are seeking advice on adjusting to a new curriculum, and there is also concern about…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Mathematics Education, Curriculum Development
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Holman, John; Yeomans, Emily – Education Endowment Foundation, 2018
The attainment gap in science may not be as well-documented as the gap in English and maths, but it is just as pervasive. Our research has shown that disadvantaged pupils start to fall behind in science in Key Stage 1; the gap only gets wider throughout primary and secondary school and on to A-level. Helping schools to use evidence and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students, Science Achievement