Please find links below to the QCA web site. This one is to the science specific page
and this one to the over all review page
Please have a look and make your feeling known to QCA (via feedback mechanisms on the site) and / or myself so that I can respond taking Kent scientists views into account.
I received the letter below and commend the competition to you. Could be a useful addition to "Core" science course.
You may remember I contacted you last year regarding a writing competition that Cancer Research UK ran as part of National Science Week. You very kindly included it in your newsletter that goes to schools in the county, and we had a great response from schools in Kent. In fact, the second prize winner in the 11-14 year old category came from Gravesend Grammar School for Girls.
This year, we are running a similar competition, aimed at 14-16 year olds. The competition is called “SciNews” and the idea is for entrants to write a news story on a medical or health-related advance that’s recently hit the headlines. Entries will be accepted via our website http://www.scinews.org.uk or by post. The first prize is to spend a day with the Cancer Research UK press team and to read the story on our recently-launched podcast.
The theme of this year’s competition links particularly well to the “How Science Works” section of the new GCSE science syllabus. Through this competition, Cancer Research UK is hoping to engage with the next generation of scientists, and inspire young people to take up science.
The competition launches on the 9th March and will run until 30th April. I am contacting you to enquire whether you would be willing to help us again in publicising the competition - I am attaching a pdf with all the details.
I do hope you are happy to help, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Science Information Officer
Cancer Research UK
61, Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PX
Tel: 020 7061 8399
Fax: 020 7061 8301