Is the British curriculum failing students on climate and green skills?

Cecilia Keating
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Sixth form students | Credit: iStock
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Sixth form students | Credit: iStock

Ministers are facing pressure to overhaul the education system to better prepare pupils for the climate emergency and ensure they have the skills they will need to participate in the green economy

The government has this week faced growing calls to reconfigure the national curriculum to put more focus on the climate and nature crises. A growing number of experts and campaigners contend that changing...

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