Science education

We support science teachers and learners through innovative resources, professional development and research. We often work in partnership with other experts in science education.

If you are interested in applying for funding for a research or development project in science education, please see the apply for funding section for full information about our funding criteria and details of how to apply.

You can find details of our recent research and policy projects in the Our work in this area section of this page. Recent projects include an analysis of the relationship between GCSE Twenty First Century Science and student progression to science A levels, and a comparison of the A level Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology (SNAB) course with more traditional approaches. At primary school level, we have funded the development of a framework for assessing science. We are also funding the development of practical guidance for teaching evolution and inheritance in Key Stages 1 and 2, to coincide with the introduction of these areas in the 2014 national curriculum.

We have hundreds of science teaching and learning resources available to download free of charge. All these, as well as information about our GCSE and AS level science courses, can be found in the Teachers section of this website. These include Twenty First Century Science, Science in SocietySalters-Nuffield Advanced Biology and cross-curricular STEM projects

We also build capacity in science and research through our Nuffield Research Placements scheme, which provides university and work-based research placements for Key Stage 5 students. In addition, we work in partnership with five top universities to run a specialised programme of research in rheumatic disease - the Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme