Monthly Archives: September 2013

Evidence in education

One of the first principles taught in science is how to form and test a hypothesis through experimentation and evaluation. Great importance is quite rightly placed on gathering evidence effectively, analysing it objectively and applying it to the question one … Continue reading

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What’s the point of school?

I always remember a friend being told by his Oxford tutor that he “exemplified negative learning and knew less in week eight of term than he did in week one”.  To be fair my friend was not the most industrious … Continue reading

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The importance of practical work in school science

Guest blog by Head of Science, Jeremy Burrows The Council for Science and Technology has recently written to the education secretary to warn about the loss of laboratory experiments in school science.  The council, which provides strategic advice to the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on an Indian Summer…

Since 2011, The Perse has supported the Christel House Foundation, a charity which transforms impoverished children’s lives through running schools which serve some of the most deprived communities of the world. As well as providing quality education, pupils have access … Continue reading

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