Science ‘squeezed out of primary schools’ CBI report says

A Confederation of British Industry study suggests science has become less of a priority in many English primary schools. In the report, Tomorrow’s World, 53% of the teachers surveyed by YouGov for the CBI said science teaching had become less of a priority over the past five years.

A total of 36% of the schools teaching science at Key Stage 2 said they were not providing the minimum recommendation for science education of two hours every week. While 20% said they committed over three hours, but 7.5% said they taught less than one hour per week.

The government disagrees with the report says its new curriculum “rivals the best in the world”.

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