Science Syllabus

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Children, Schools and Families – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 12th November 2007.

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Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Deputy Chair, Conservative Party 2:30 pm, 12th November 2007

When I completed an Industry and Parliament Trust fellowship with Universities UK a couple of years ago, the universities' concern and despair about having to bring on young science undergraduates who had not had the quality of science education at school that enabled them to keep up even in their first year was noticeable. Does the Minister take note of the concerns of universities and of what they would like to see in the science syllabus? It is all very well defending something new, but unless it is producing the quality at school that we need before university we are not serving our young people very well at all.

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