Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST)

Best Evidence Science Teaching (BEST) is a new curriculum package for teachers of 11-14 science.  It is being developed by the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG), bringing together science education researchers, experienced developers and teachers to distil and implement the best available evidence on teaching and assessing science.

The Best Evidence Science Teaching materials will:

  • be designed using the best available research evidence about science education
  • be informed by the best thinking about shaping students' attitutes to science
  • support progression through embedded diagnostic questions to provide evidence of learning


The BEST development project began in 2016, and is generously supported by the Salters' Institute.


Get involved!

We need practising science teachers to work with our research and curriculum development specialists to:

  • write teaching and assessment material
  • receive free copies of draft materials to review and trial in the classroom

If you would like to find out more about working with us on BEST, please email:

Project Team

Judith Bennett
Project Director


Lynda Dunlop

Alistair Moore

Mary Whitehouse

Joanna MacDonald
Project Administrator
Tel: +44 (0) 1904 322601


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