Ofsted finds science improving in secondary schools

The quality of science education has improved over the past three years but there are areas that need further improvement, particularly in primary schools, Ofsted reports today. Ofsted’s report, Successful science, also highlights best practice and it is clear that the best science education has scientific enquiry and other aspects of ‘how science works’ at its heart.

Findings from Ofsted’s report Successful science will be presented at today’s Association for Science Education Conference. The findings are based on an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of science in 94 primary schools, 94 secondary schools, two special schools and 31 colleges visited between 2007 and 2010.