We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

School of Education

Staff Profile

Publication details for Prof Christine Merrell

Bolden, D., Tymms, P. & Merrell, C. (2008). New Approaches are needed for Science in Primary Schools. Primary Leadership Today (14): 17-19.

Author(s) from Durham


The current approach to primary science is not working. So say the findings from a Wellcome Trust-commissioned review. The drive to raise standards in literacy and numeracy is skewing the primary curriculum. The following article summarises some of the main points from the report.