Dr Mark Levesley

Science Education Writer

Some current publications

Upcoming events

About Mark


Mark has a BSc in biochemistry and a PhD in molecular genetics, and trained as a research scientist before moving into teaching. For the last 20 years he has written and developed science education materials, with a particular interest in the 11 - 16 age group. He has worked for most of the major UK publishers (Pearson – including Edexcel, Heinemann & Longman), Nelson Thornes (now part of Oxford University Press), Hodder Education and HarperCollins. He has been the series editor of a number of publications, including Edexcel 9-1 GCSE Sciences and four editions of Exploring Science, and has led a panel looking at curriculum design for Pearson. He is based in west London.

Very little happening at the moment - although watch out for a podcast or two.




You can download Mark's most recent presentations using the links below.

Beyond 21st Century Skills through Science delivered in Qatar and Jordan November 2019 as part of the Pearson Learning for the Future Schools Roadshow. Click here for the handout.

Effective Formative Assessment, World Education Summit, Beirut.


Download the new course guide for Exploring Science International 11-14 here.

Download sample materials from Exploring Science International 11-14 here.

Download the course guide for Exploring Science: Working Scientifically here.


Blog, resources etc.

My latest blog post is here.

Other blog posts are here.

I also have some free reources available, which you can download here.

I was one of the panellists on a webinar discussion about STEM.

STEM education seems to have taken on a role of even greater significance during the COVID–19 period and into #TheNewNormal. Many fear this is a sign of narrowing the curriculum and marginalising the arts and creative aspects of the curriculum. Surely this cannot be right? STEM at all costs? STEM to what purpose?