Westminster Education Forum

Next steps for science education and STEM skills provision - participation, teaching and progression to higher level study

October 2017

The seminar focused on science at secondary level in England.

Timed to follow the completion of the first full year of teaching the reformed GCSE science qualifications, delegates shared latest thinking on the new Key Stage 4 curriculum and assessment patterns rolled out in September 2016.

They also discussed the position of practical science in schools, as well as key issues for the science teaching profession and how to further increase interest in science careers, in light of the December 2016 announcement of a £12.1m investment into science teacher training and Continuing Professional Development.

Further sessions looked at STEM careers and preparation for university, as well as how schools might further increase participation in science to tackle the productivity gap and drive growth in the UK economy.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Education Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates