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    Report 1 September 2017 Updated 19 September 2017

    Improving science teacher retention

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    We explore how access to continuing professional development helps to keep more teachers in the classroom.

    Report 1 September 2017 Updated 21 March 2019

    'State of the nation' report of UK primary science education

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    Facts and figures on UK primary science education across the UK – from how science is taught, to what pupils think of it.

    Report 1 September 2017 Updated 7 March 2019

    Review of Ofsted school inspection reports 2016 to 2017

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    A review of the nature and frequency of science reporting in Ofsted inspection reports in the school year 2016-17.

    Report 1 September 2017 Updated 11 August 2020

    ‘State of the nation’ report of UK primary science education

    [Summary] Facts and figures on UK primary science education across the UK – from how science is taught, to what pupils think of it.

    Report 1 August 2017 Updated 4 December 2019

    Science and the youth sector: context matters for disadvantaged young people and informal science activities

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    Our report assesses the impact of informal science activities on young people when delivered by youth workers.

    Report 1 August 2017 Updated 4 December 2019

    Science and the youth sector: how to communicate with youth workers

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    A guide for science communicators to use if they want to engage with the youth sector to develop or run informal science learning activities for disadvantaged young people.

    Report 1 August 2017 Updated 4 December 2019

    Science and the youth sector: the context of youth workers

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    Our report looks at what motivates youth workers, what their priorities are, and some of the challenges they face.

    Report 7 February 2017 Updated 30 March 2020

    Science Education Tracker 2016

    [Summary] In 2016, we surveyed more than 4,000 students between year 10 and year 13 to hear their attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers. 

    Report 1 February 2017 Updated 29 March 2020

    Young people’s awareness and attitudes towards machine learning

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    Part of our Science Education Tracker 2016, this report explores awareness of, and attitudes towards, machine learning among young people aged 14-19.

    Report 1 February 2017 Updated 29 March 2020

    Young people’s attitudes towards biomedicine

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    Part of our Science Education Tracker 2016, this report explores young people’s attitudes towards biomedical research.

    Report 1 February 2017 Updated 29 March 2020

    Science Education Tracker 2016

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    In 2016, we surveyed more than 4,000 students between year 10 and year 13 to hear their attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers. 

    Report 1 December 2016 Updated 7 March 2019

    Review of Ofsted school inspection reports 2015 to 2016

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    We review how Ofsted school inspections comment on science.

    Report 1 May 2016 Updated 19 May 2016

    Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey data

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    The key findings from seven questions commissioned by Wellcome as part of the Teacher Voice Omnibus survey, carried out by the NFER.

    Report 1 April 2016 Updated 19 May 2016

    A rapid evidence review of practical independent research projects in science

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    This report includes a literature review, interviews with key informants and five international case studies.

    Report 1 April 2016 Updated 19 May 2016

    Reflections from Wellcome on the impact of doing research projects

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    We highlight the key findings of our review of practical independent research projects in science, and suggest possible next steps.

    Report 1 February 2016 Updated 9 May 2016

    ‘STEM-ulating’ Youth Workers: a collaboration with the Prince's Trust

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    An overview of our training scheme for youth workers from the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programme.

    Report 1 February 2016 Updated 4 May 2016

    ‘STEM-ulated’ Youth Workers: examples of STEM sessions developed by staff at The Prince's Trust

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    Details of the activities run by the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge staff after training from experts in informal science learning.

    Report 1 February 2016 Updated 9 June 2016

    Developing the Science Education Tracker

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    We commissioned focus groups to explore young people’s attitudes towards science.

    Report 1 September 2015 Updated 7 March 2019

    Review of Ofsted school inspection reports 2014 to 2015

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    A preliminary review of Ofsted’s full school inspection reports of primary and secondary schools to see how many mention science.

    Report 1 April 2015 Updated 19 May 2016

    The impact of a continuing professional development course for primary science specialists

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    These reports explore the quantifiable impacts and factors in schools that can influence the success of continuing professional development.

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