Homeschooling Numbers Rise by 75%

According to research, within the first eight months of the current school year the number of children being registered for homeschooling rose in the UK by 75%, with the main reason being due to anxiety around Covid. The Department for Education says it supports parents that are homeschooling and it plans to launch a registration…

Why Some Students Prefer Remote Learning

With students back at school in the UK this month, many are excited to meet up with their friends and dive back into school activities. Some parents are also happy to have the pressures of homeschooling taken off of their hands. However, some students have settled into the rhythms of remote learning and now feel…

Why We Need to Improve Teacher Wellbeing

With the current and ever increasing demands of remote learning, many teachers are on the brink of burnout as they are struggling both mentally and physically. A survey from TES has reported that approximately 62 percent of teachers feel drained and mentally exhausted this term alone, whilst 17 percent feel “physically and mentally on the…

School Funding Crisis Contributes to an Increase in Classroom Sizes

It comes as no surprise that classroom sizes are increasing and that schools are struggling to cope with the surge. Statistics show that the number of pupils in classes of 31 or more has risen by 30% affecting almost 1 million pupils overall since 2010. Secondary pupils have been affected the most; approximately 21,843 were…

5 Science Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Who says that science has to be serious? Believe it or not, there is more to science than what you learn inside of a classroom. New and exciting discoveries are being made each day and as Einstein once said: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a…

How We Support SEND Students

According to recent news headlines there is a current crisis when it comes to supporting special educational needs students. Services for SEND students and children with disabilities are in turmoil with families experiencing delays of up to 90 weeks. Subsequently, the number of complaints from frustrated parents has gone up by 45% over a two…

How CoreSciences Can Assist with Teacher Shortages

Statistics have shown that average classroom sizes in secondary schools have continued to rise for the fourth year in a row and are expected to continue to rise until 2025. Meanwhile, 10% of all secondary teachers left teaching last year and many continue to do so as government cuts and increasing workloads are driving teachers…

3 Reasons Why Teachers Should Use CoreSciences

CoreSciences is a new interactive learning platform that is designed by KS4 science teachers to help students with their GCSEs. The current curriculum puts a heavier emphasis on practical exams which now constitute 15% of the total marks. This can be problematic because students are usually unable to attempt practical experiments multiple times, which means…