New Research Paper publication:

Murphy, C., Bianchi, L., McCullagh, J. & Kerr, K. (2013) 'Scaling up higher orer thinking skills and personal capabilities in primary science: Theory-into-policy-into-practice' Thinking Skills & Creativity Vol 10, 173-188, Elsevier Press.

Explore the implications of personal capabilities being put into practice with this co-authored publication. Enjoy!

Teachers: One-day or part-day teisor courses currently recruiting! Sign up now - email

"One of the most informative courses I have been on in a while!"  Lyndsay Reavley from High Tunstall college of Science

About the SLQ:

BTEC Award or Certificate Level 1 or 2, now also offering L3 
The first qualification to accredit youngsters leadership skills through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Target: 11-16 year olds
Qualification: BTEC Level 1, 2 or 3

The SLQ, developed by the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) is being offered now by Edexcel. Contact us now and we'll do the rest! It's so easy to get signed up and your youngsters will benefit from another qualification.

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Smart Science

A fantastic KS2 Resource develops PCS through Science! RRP £66 - now just £35 - A key resource for developing learning to learn, thinking skills and personal capabilities in Primary Science. NEW free RESOURCES FOR Y1/2 and Y3/4 now available for downlaod to all members.

Check out the new way of developing children's Personal Capabilities through the Smart Science pack for teachers. It embeds the Personal Capabilities of teamwork, self management, creativity, problem solving and communication into Key Stage 2 science learning activities and reinforces work in thinking skills and personal, social and emotional development. Also encompasses Assessment for Learning strategies. For teachers who are looking for a brilliant resource that provides quality science and skills development.


"A brilliant resource which can fundamentally change how children understand their own learning and ways of working in science."
Rosemary Feasey, a leading Primary Consultant.

Personal Capabilities 

PCs within the Northern Ireland Curriculum - Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities Framework

At the heart of the Northern Ireland Curriculum lies the Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities Framework. Recently released are the 'Wise Up and Th!nk' Key Stage 1 storybooks.

For more information go here:
Northern Ireland Curriculum Website: Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities