Hilary Leevers, Head of Education and Learning, says our education system needs to increase hands-on, experimental work in science subjects to inspire young people and meet their skills needs.
Today students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have received their GCSE examination results. Wellcome would like to congratulate all the students receiving science, maths and computing GCSEs – and the teachers who have inspired them.
Students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their A-level results today. They show a small increase in the number of pupils taking biology as a percentage of all entries this year, but a continuing downward trend in the number of physics entries.
The Education and Learning team will be at the ASE conference in Birmingham discussing everything from practical science to how we can raise the professional status of teachers.
The Wellcome Trust is launching The Crunch, to encourage people in the UK to explore how our relationship with food is changing.