“Crisis in science education avoided…” is hardly a front-page headline, but this is exactly what occurred with the National Curriculum in 2010. The revised National Curriculum for England is implemented in schools from this coming September. The version prior to this, a new secondary curriculum, was introduced in 2007. It is this 2007 version which represented a serious threat to science education, and addressing its limitations was a key part of the 2010 review.

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