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SCORE calls for opportunity to bring coherence and consistency to the science curriculum

Notes for Editors

SCORE is a collaboration of organisations, which aims to improve science education in UK schools and colleges by supporting the development and implementation of effective education policy. SCORE is currently chaired by Professor Graham Hutchings FRS and comprises the Association for Science Education, Institute of Physics, Royal Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, and Society of Biology.

Association for Science Education
The Association for Science Education (ASE) is the largest subject association for education in the UK. Members include teachers, technicians and others involved in science education. The Association plays a significant role in promoting excellence in teaching and learning of science in schools and colleges. Working closely with the science professional bodies, industry and business, ASE provides a UK-wide network bringing together individuals and organisations to share ideas and tackle challenges in science teaching, develop resources and foster high quality continuing professional development.

Royal Society
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of more than 1400 outstanding individuals from all areas of science, mathematics, engineering and medicine, who form a global scientific network of the highest calibre. The Society is committed to an evidence-based approach to supporting responsible policy-making within science and education, drawing upon high quality information and advice from its Fellows and Foreign Members, the wider scientific and education communities and others to achieve this. 

Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry is the UK professional body for chemical scientists and the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of over 47,500 members and an international publishing business, the Society’s activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.  

Society of Biology
The Society of Biology is a single unified voice for biology: advising Government and influencing policy; advancing education and professional development; supporting its members, and engaging and encouraging public interest in the life sciences. The Society represents a diverse membership of over 80,000 - including, students, practising scientists and interested non-professionals - as individuals, or through learned societies and other organisations. The Society supports and recognises excellence in biology teaching and champion a biology curriculum that challenges students and encourages their passion for biology. 

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Joe Winters
, Senior Press Officer, The Institute of Physics
Tel: 020 7470 4815 / 07946 321473

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