Science: ways to improve disadvantaged pupils’ grades go under the microscope

Adi Bloom at the TES reported on the EEF's new partnership with the Royal Society.

Grant-awarding body, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), along with the science body the Royal Society, will be looking at the best way to raise the science performance of children in primary and secondary schools across England.

The two organisations have commissioned a review of existing academic evidence about school science education. It will identify which approaches and interventions are most effective at helping pupils to achieve key educational outcomes in science.

It will also examine methods of raising pupils’ attainment in science. These will include teacher professional-development programmes, one-to-one and small-group tuition, and parental support programmes.

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