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Scottish Science Education

In 2014 a survey was commissioned by the Learned Societies’ Group into the resourcing of science in a sample of schools in Scotland. There were responses from 39 individual primary schools and 46 individual secondary schools. Results indicate that science resourcing levels are not sufficient to fully and effectively meet the requirements of the curriculum. The main areas of concern picked up from the survey were:

  • Equipment and consumable provision is not sufficient
  • Funding allocated to science resourcing in budgets
  • Teacher confidence is low in primary schools and teacher support is low at all levels

A four page summary for findings is available as is the full report.