Science education

Young people's understanding of science is shaped by their experiences, both inside and outside of school.

Our work

Teacher expertise

All teachers and technicians should have regular, high-quality professional development throughout their career so that they can improve student learning.

Primary science

We’re working to transform the teaching of science in primary schools so that every pupil has an excellent first experience of science.

School governors and trustees

We support school governors and trustees to ensure their schools and colleges deliver high-quality science education.

Informal science learning

Informal learning experiences – like visiting museums, meeting scientists, watching YouTube videos and playing games – offer huge potential for young people to engage with and learn about science in a way that works for them.

Understanding learning: education and neuroscience

As we discover and understand more about how we learn, we can use this knowledge to guide teaching practices and help young people achieve more at school.

Young people’s views on science education

Our Science Education Tracker is a survey of young people’s attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers.

Practical science

We’re committed to supporting and improving practical science in schools and colleges.

Reports

Young people’s awareness and attitudes towards machine learning [PDF 205KB]

  • February 2017

Part of our Science Education Tracker, this report explores awareness of, and attitudes towards, machine learning among young people aged 14-19.

Young people’s attitudes towards biomedicine [PDF 221KB]

  • February 2017

Part of our Science Education Tracker, this report explores young people’s attitudes towards biomedical research.

Young people’s views on science education [PDF 1.1MB]

  • February 2017

Our Science Education Tracker is a survey of young people’s attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers.

More reports

Briefings and responses