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Science

The Science Faculty consists of the Biology, Chemistry and Physics departments.  The members of staff are:

  • Mrs A Macleod – Principal Teacher Sciences / Chemistry Teacher
  • Vacancy - Chemistry Teacher
  • Mr D Jeffries – Biology Teacher
  • Mrs S Jordan – Biology Teacher / Principal Teacher Pastoral
  • Mrs R Lyall – Biology Teacher
  • Mrs S Pritchard – Physics Teacher
  • Mr B Farrell – Physics Teacher
  • Mrs G Holmes – Chemistry / Biology Technician
  • Mrs M Learmouth – Physics / Science Technician

The following courses are on offer in the Science Faculty:

S1- All S1 pupils have 3 periods of Science per week which cover the following topics:
Introducing Science, Planet Earth, Topical Science, Biological Systems, Materials and Forces, Electricity & Waves.

S2 - All S2 pupils have 3 periods of Science per week which cover the following topics:
Planet Earth, Topical Science, Biological Systems, Materials and Forces, Electricity & Waves.

S3 - All S3 pupils choose at least 1 Science subject.  Each science subject is allocated 2 periods per week. 

         S3 Biology covers Cell Biology, Multicellular Organsims & Life on Earth

         S3 Chemistry covers Chemical Changes & Structures, Nature's Chemistry & Chemistry in Society

         S3 Physics covers Dynamics, Space, Waves & Energy

S4 – S6

Senior pupils can study Biology, Chemistry & Physics at the following levels:

  • National 4
  • National 5
  • Higher
  • Advanced Higher

Link to the Physics Site

Click here to access the Physics website