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    Report 1 January 2015 Updated 5 July 2017

    A framework for governance

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    Our framework is designed to help governors take a strategic view of what matters in their school.

    Report 1 October 2014 Updated 4 May 2016

    Ensuring your research is ethical: a guide for Extended Project Qualification students

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    This guide helps students to think about how research ethics applies to their own independent research projects.

    Report 1 September 2014 Updated 4 May 2016

    Primary science: is it missing out?

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    Our recommendations for transforming primary science.

    Report 1 June 2014 Updated 4 May 2016

    Questions for governors

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    A framework to help school leaders and governors discuss ways to improve science and maths education.

    Report 1 May 2014 Updated 4 May 2016

    The perceived success of interventions in science education

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    A study exploring the features of successful science education interventions.

    Report 1 April 2014 Updated 19 May 2016

    Experiments in engagement

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    Our study identifies ten steps to maximise the success of engaging young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with informal science activities.

    Report 1 January 2014 Updated 4 May 2016

    How neuroscience is affecting education

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    This report presents data from a series of surveys that explored how neuroscience is affecting education and learning.

    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.

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