Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education This year, Marist College will begin a cognitive acceleration programme called Thinking Science with the Year 7 cohort. In their science class, they will have one lesson per fortnight dedicated to this curriculum. Thinking Science is evidence-based, carried over a two year period. The course is based on cognitive acceleration research carried out in the UK which gave rise to the Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education (CASE) programme. It has been shown to improve student achievements in Science, Mathematics and English. John Hattie has highlighted that the Piagetian methods employed by Thinking Science have a significant effect on student achievement. It raises student’s general ability to think, that is, their ability to process information and develop thinking that underpins all higher level understanding in science. For further information, please contact Ms Sophie Basford, Science Department.