Teaching astronomy in UK schools

Sarah Roberts, Paul Roche, Andy Newsam, Charles Barclay

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This article attempts to summarise the good, bad and (occasionally) ugly aspects of teaching astronomy in UK schools. It covers the most common problems reported by teachers when asked about covering the astronomy/space topics in school. Particular focus is given to the GCSE Astronomy qualification offered by Edexcel (which is currently the fastest growing science GCSE in the UK) but anyone teachig any aspect of space or astronomy should find it useful.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63 - 68
Number of pages5
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Issue number344
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012


  • astronomy
  • schools
  • space


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