Many of the pupils that attend the Centre have often had limited access to scientific investigations for a variety of reasons. On starting at the Centre each student is guided through all of the necessary safety information. Students receive a certificate that states they have shown that they can work safely and carefully. This also gives time to evaluate gaps that may exist in their scientific knowledge.
Keeping science relevant to everyday life is a crucial part of helping our students engage and understand the science curriculum. As an example, topics such as diet, exercise, drug and sex education are all considered when studying the various organs in the body.
Teaching is reinforced through practical, hands on investigations. Off site visits, documentaries, DVD clips and a great deal of discussion are used to enrich and extend students’ knowledge. Small class sizes provide opportunity to focus on individual learning styles and needs.