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    Report 1 October 2013 Updated 4 May 2016

    The deployment of primary science expertise

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    We commissioned this study to understand more about how science and maths are led, managed and taught in primary schools in England.

    Report 1 July 2013 Updated 4 May 2016

    Working with schools in STEM public engagement: approaches taken by Wellcome Trust-funded research centres

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    This report looks at how research centres work with schools and the factors that encourage and hinder this work.

    Report 1 April 2013 Updated 10 January 2017

    Developing great science subject leadership

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    Guidance to help primary science leaders develop expertise in both teaching and leadership.

    Report 1 November 2012 Updated 19 May 2016

    Review of informal science learning

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    We commissioned two reports to examine and analyse the evidence on the provision of informal science learning and its value to science education.

    Report 1 October 2012 Updated 4 May 2016

    A recommended code of governance for schools

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    Our code aims to improve how school governing bodies work, including how they set strategic direction and how they evaluate their own performance.

    Report 1 July 2012 Updated 12 August 2016

    Working together: making STEM happen in secondary schools

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    This report explores the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in education.

    Report 1 June 2012 Updated 4 May 2016

    Evaluation of the Wellcome Trust Camden STEM initiative

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    This report presents the findings of an evaluation of Wellcome’s Camden STEM initiative, which provided funding to eight Camden schools to develop interdisciplinary projects.

    Report 1 October 2011 Updated 4 May 2016

    Acquisition of science subject knowledge and pedagogy in initial teacher training

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    We commissioned Roger Lock and colleagues at the University of Birmingham to carry out a study of the subject content of one-year postgraduate training courses for secondary science teachers.

    Report 1 September 2011 Updated 4 May 2016

    Exploring young people's views on science education

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    Commissioned by Wellcome and carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research, this report looks at young people's experiences of science education and how they could be enhanced.

    Report 1 January 2011 Updated 11 May 2016

    Evaluation of the Darwin Education Initiative

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    The findings from the evaluation of the Darwin Education Initiative (Darwin200).

    Report 1 October 2010 Updated 4 May 2016

    Subject choice in STEM: factors influencing young people (aged 14-19) in education

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    We commissioned the EPPI-Centre to examine why young people make the subject choices they do.

    Report 1 September 2010 Updated 4 May 2016

    Attitudes of children and parents to key stage 2 science testing and assessment

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    This report was commissioned by Wellcome to provide information on parents' and pupils' views of testing and assessment in science at key stage 2 (year 6).

    Report 1 January 2006 Updated 4 May 2016

    Believers, seekers and sceptics

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    We commissioned an extensive survey to find out what teachers think about continuing professional development.

    Report 1 September 2005 Updated 4 May 2016

    Primary horizons: starting out in science

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    This study sets out to explore teachers' views and experiences of primary science education across the UK and to identify ways in which it could be improved.

    Report 1 March 2004 Updated 4 May 2016

    Life study: biology A-level in the 21st Century

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    Commissioned by Wellcome and carried out by the Centre for Education and Industry at the University of Warwick, this report aims to stimulate discussion about the future role of biology A-level in schools.

    Report 1 July 2001 Updated 4 December 2019

    Radical thinking, creative solutions: career issues in UK academic research

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    Our one-off conference was designed to encourage delegates to discuss the difficulties facing UK academic researchers, and how these barriers could be overcome.

    Report 1 February 2001 Updated 4 May 2016

    Valuable lessons: engaging with the social context of science in schools

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    Commissioned by Wellcome and carried out by the Institute of Education, this report explores how teachers approach controversial topics raised by science in their lessons.

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