To achieve high-quality science and chemistry education, the curriculum should be engaging, inspiring, and relevant, and assessment should be fit for purpose.
We look at curriculum and assessment matters from the start of primary education right through to the end of secondary school.
Set up in 2014, the Curriculum and Assessment Working Group aims to develop a comprehensive view of an appropriate school chemistry curriculum, from primary to the end of formal school/college education.
The goals are to:
- consider and provide guidance and information on content criteria (including scientific skills and ideas) for chemistry qualifications
- consider and provide guidance and information on appropriate assessment models for chemistry qualifications
- advise on responses to external consultations on curriculum, qualification and assessment matters
- advise the staff, Education Division Council, Science, Education & Industry Board and Council on any matters associated with the chemistry curriculum.
Read more about how we have involved the chemistry community in the development of the science curriculum and in changes to the assessment of the sciences in England.