Feedback from schools
Over 900 schools in England and Wales are using Twenty First Century Science. Here is a selection of some of the feedback received from schools over the last five years.
If you teach Twenty First Century Science, please send us an account of how teachers and students in your school are getting on.
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The Additional Applied Science GCSE course is brilliant and has truly motivated many students. Penny Stothard, Bradfield School Sheffield
The big thing about C21 is that it appeals to many more students than traditional courses. ... There is a LOT of good physics content in Additional Science. Kate Lee, Head of Physics at St Paul's Girls, School, west London
The students have definitely stopped saying 'Why are we doing this?' Richard Folk, Robert Manning Technology College, Lincolnshire
Students are motivated (by the GCSE Science Case Study) to develop the demanding skills of data analysis, evaluation of evidence, and communication and presentation of scientific ideas.
Helen O'Connor, Preston Manor High School Brent
When students are still there at the end of the lesson asking questions then something is going right. Helen Reynolds, Head of Science, Gosford Hill School, Oxfordshire
Quote from a parent at parents' evening: "You have made life at home more difficult - my daughter now knows how to construct an effective argument!" Anthony Snowden, The Marches School & Technology College Shropshire
Numbers going on to study science post-16 have increased. Our sixth form colleges have found that the skills developed by these courses, along with the science content of the Additional Science course, have well prepared the students for science at AS level. Chris Colclough, St Michael's RC School Billingham