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Exclusive: Science careers favour rich, male Asians, according to research

Pupils opting for a career in science are likely to be privileged, male and with an Asian background, according to new research.









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Science careers favour rich, male Asians, according to research

Pupils opting for a career in science are likely to be privileged, male and with an Asian background, according to new research.









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Revamped science A-levels will see students making alcohol and dissecting sharks

Sixth-formers will have to learn how to make alcohol and dissect a shark under plans for new revamped A-levels announced by one of the country’s biggest exam boards.









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Scrap A-levels and teach science up to 18, Royal Society says

A-levels should be scrapped and replaced with a new baccalaureate-style qualification with compulsory maths and science up to the age of 18, a report by science and education experts warns today.









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‘Biggest prize in science’ announced

A British theorist is the first recipient of a new prize for mathematics.
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Science A-Level shake-up could render practicals useless, claims leading academic

A shake-up of A-Level science may lead to schools and colleges concluding practical experiments are irrelevant to getting into university, according to the former head of the National Science Learning Centre.









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Exclusive: Sixth-form colleges face closure because of deep budget cuts, with courses in languages, maths and science also being chopped

Sixth form colleges are under threat with several facing closure this year because of deep cuts to their budgets, claims a new study by the Sixth Form Colleges’ Association (SFCA). A survey of England’s 93 sixth form colleges reveals that more than one in three colleges have already had to axe their language courses – while more than one in five have scrapped courses in the Stem science and maths subjects.









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School takes over fire station to show it’s cool to like science

Teaching is often likened to fire-fighting by those who think it can be just an exercise in controlling pupils.









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Girls need science mentors, says teachers union chief Max Hyde

Mentors could encourage girls to take up science careers in a campaign established by the new president of the National Union of Teachers (NUT).









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Science does theatre with a bang

Can a play teach science and be exciting at the same time?
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