As part of its inquiry into Science Education for 14 –19-year-olds, the Commons Science and Technology Committee heard evidence jointly from the Institute of Biology, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. All five also submitted written evidence, in which the general overview was that the science curriculum is too inflexible and the content is too overloaded. This leaves little room for creativity and diversity that is essential for the teaching of science.

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