Lucy Frazer – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lucy Frazer on 2015-10-20.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to improve science education.

Nick Gibb

Science is vital to our economy and science skills are in high demand. Our reforms to the curriculum and qualifications are designed to ensure young people acquire the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a modern economy and to progress.

Bursaries and scholarships of up to £30,000 are designed to attract the best science graduates into teaching. We have also announced £67m to train up to 17,500 new and existing maths and physics teachers by 2020.

We also fund a range of programmes to provide high quality professional development for science teachers.