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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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AUDIO: Teen twins win science award

Eighteen-year-olds Aneeta and Ameeta Kumar have been named UK Young Scientists of the Year for their work in diagnosing cancer
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Gender gap in UK schools means girls’ lack of confidence in maths and science puts them off applying for engineering jobs

Girls lack confidence in their ability in maths and science and are therefore put off from applying for jobs in engineering and computing, a new study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows today.


    








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Cambridge raises science entry offer

Students who hope to take up a place on a science degree course at Cambridge University will need to score higher grades in their A-levels from 2015.
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New laws are needed to prevent creationism ‘indoctrination’ in independent schools, says top science educator

New laws are needed to crack down on the teaching of creationism as an alternative to evolution in private faith schools, Alice Roberts, the president of the Association for Science Education, is warning.


    








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Science practical lessons ‘too few’

A lack of practical lessons in schools in England means many teenagers are struggling with science, inspectors from the watchdog Ofsted warn.
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Science is downgraded in primary schools as English and maths given priority, say inspectors

Science lessons in primary schools have been given a lower status since national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds in the subject were scrapped, says a report by inspectors out today.


    








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Flagship academy teacher cheated: Harris Federation pupils’ science coursework rewritten to improve grades

A teacher working for one of the Government’s favourite academy chains re-wrote the coursework of all her 69 pupils for a unit of the BTec science exam last summer in a bid to improve their grades.


    








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Social science graduates ‘more likely to get a job’ than science or arts students

Science graduates spend their careers asking “Why does it work?”, engineering graduates ponder “How does it work?”, while their friends from media studies ask: “Do you want fries with that?”


    

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Social science graduates ‘more likely to get a job’ than science of arts students

Science graduates spend their careers asking “Why does it work?”, engineering graduates ponder “How does it work?”, while their friends from media studies ask: “Do you want fries with that?”


    








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