Ofsted enthusiasm for SNAB
Here are some quotations from the January 2004 Ofsted report on King Ecgbert School, Sheffield, one of the SNAB pilot centres.
Biology in the sixth form: "Within a very short period of starting the course, students have learned to think as biologists think, and to use the language of the subject fluently and accurately. ... they continue to learn very well throughout the course so that in some lessons their work is truly stunning ... excellent involvement, outstanding motivation and attitude to their studies ... A major factor in this excellent teaching is the new course which the school has recently adopted. Superb activities and excellent use of information and communication technology lead to progress of exceptional quality. All students achieve very well."
Here is the full Ofsted report (a search on "biology" is useful).