Monday, 11 June 2012

Evolution to be taught in primary schools

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For the first time, evolution will be taught to pupils in England's primary schools, after it was included on the government's new draft Primary Curriculum. Our friends at the British Humanist Association are justifiably delighted at the news, having campaigned for several years to have it introduced into primary school science lessons.

Provided the proposal makes it into the final curriculum, children in English primary schools will learn about evolution from year 4 (age 8-9). At present, evolution is not introduced until secondary school in year 10, when pupils are aged 14-15.


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