Pupils to start lessons at 10 AM in effort to see how neuroscience might improve school performance and exam results, reports The Guardian.

Thousands of 14-16-year-olds are to be given the chance of a lie-in and a later start to the school day to assess the impact on their educational achievement as part of a mass research project. Pupils will be allowed to start lessons at 10am and will learn about sleep as part of their personal, social and health education curriculum.

The study, which aims to synchronise start times with adolescent biology, is one of six projects in a £4m research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation. It aims to investigate ways in which neuroscience might improve teaching, learning and exam results in the UK.