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Science

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

  • Mrs  Macleod – PT / Chemistry Teacher
  • Miss  Hall – Chemistry Teacher
  • Ms Lambard – Chemistry Teacher
  • Mr  Jeffries – Biology Teacher
  • Mrs  Jordan – Biology Teacher
  • Mrs Lyall – Biology Teacher
  • Ms Penman - Biology Teacher
  • Mrs  Pritchard – Physics Teacher
  • Mr Lovell – Physics Teacher
  • Mrs  Holmes – Chemistry / Biology Technician
  • Mrs 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 have 3 periods of Science per week which cover the following topics:
Planet Earth, Topical Science, Biological Systems, Materials and Forces, Electricity & Waves.

In addition to Science, S3 pupils can choose elective courses in Biology, Chemistry & Physics (2 periods per week).

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