Covid Catch-up Tutoring Plans for Schools

The Department for Education (DfE) plans to launch extra tutoring provision to complement the National Tutoring Programme (NTP). The government is upscaling its tutoring offer with £1 billion designated for 100 million hours worth of catch-up support over the next three years. The majority of the investment will go towards the schools themselves, which will then…

Covid Leaves Science Teachers Unprepared to Teach Practicals

A new survey conducted by the Royal Society of Chemistry has revealed that trainee and first year science teachers feel unprepared to teach science practical lessons due to Covid restrictions. More specifically, the research shows that more than half (52 per cent) of trainee and first year chemistry teachers said that they felt unprepared to teach…

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…

Why Online Learning is Here to Stay

With the unexpected extension of the global pandemic and the never-ending series of lockdowns, the entire world seems to be irrevocably changed, and the education system isn’t exempt. With teachers and parents struggling to balance work with everyday life, comprehensive remote learning resources are more important than ever. Despite the initial cons and ill-preparation, as…

NEW at CoreSciences

In order to assist as many schools as possible we have decided to release a NEW subscription system that is tailored to fit more specific requirements. With our new two-tier system you have the choice of two different low-cost subscription packages to suit your needs. Here’s what you can get: Furthermore, our subscription pricing is…

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…

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…