Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Worcester School Bucking The Trend in Science Education

While most of the United Kingdom schools have been seeing decline in enrollment in Physics and Chemistry, this one Worcester school has seen its science enrollment skyrocketed.

In the past year the number of pupils from Nunnery Wood going on to study biology at Worcester Sixth Form College has soared by almost 400 per cent; physics has risen in popularity by 160 per cent; and chemistry is up 42 per cent.

How do they do it? By emphasizing how relevant science is in every parts of the student's life and make it more accessible. Again, it comes to how the material is presented, and that requires knowledgeable and dedicated teachers.

After all the gloom and doom news that we've been getting from the UK, it is nice to get some positive report now and then.


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