Four students representing the UK have been awarded medals at the IBO Challenge this year.
Students in England, Northern Ireland and Wales received their GCSE qualification results today, after education ministers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales this week confirmed that students would be awarded whichever was the higher of their moderated grade or centre assessed grade (CAG). Roger Taylor, Chair of Ofqual, released a statement on Monday confirming the changes to awarding plans.
The second Policy Lates event to be hosted online saw a panel of experts discuss the strategies and policies driving research on COVID-19 and the lessons that can be taken from this period of intense scientific activity. The panel also spoke candidly of the impact COVID-19 has had and will have on funding, infrastructure, outcomes and careers in research more broadly.
Students in England, Northern Ireland and Wales received A level qualification results today, with their grades based on centre-assessed grades by their teachers and standardisation processes following the cancellation of all exams due to the pandemic.
Scottish school pupils have received their results for their National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications, with their grades based on estimates made by their teachers following the cancellation of all exams due to the pandemic.
The COVID-19 crisis has led to a renewed understanding that science is important across all areas of Government and will help boost science’s role in policy-making in future, the UK’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said at this year's RSB’s Parliamentary Links Day.
The Royal Society of Biology has welcomed the ambition in the new Government R&D Roadmap, released on 1 July.
The Royal Society of Biology Heads of University Biosciences (HUBS) have named Dr Sue Jones, associate head of school: biosciences at York St. John University, as winner of the HE Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award 2020.
The Royal Society of Biology and ITN Productions are again partnering to deliver a new documentary, highlighting the importance and breadth of the biosciences.