Science across the Learn to Live Federation contributes significantly to pupils’ enjoyment and understanding of the world and their place within it. It is made accessible to all pupils through a focus on practical work, first-hand experience and special events designed to inspire and engage learners. Teaching key skills such as making observations, predictions and evaluation of first hand observations are of equal importance to knowledge and understanding.
Science is taught by class teachers and is incorporated throughout other subjects and the relevant topic at the time. This ensures a holistic approach in the acquisition of scientific skills and knowledge, there is also strong emphasis on engagement and communication.
The learning of science in the secondary school is greatly focused towards building independent and problem solving skills to allow pupils to develop their own ability to explore and find things out in science.