"Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known"
Head of Department: Mrs C Stewart
Dr C Davidson
Miss L McBride
Dr E Veal
We all experience science daily: whether it is breathing, cooking or driving a car. Studying science helps explain these and many other interactions and also brings with it great career opportunities in industry and commerce.
Key Stage 3 Science aims to stimulate pupils’ curiosity and enthusiasm to develop a sense of wonder in Science. In Year 8 – 10, pupils are taught combined science for 6 periods across the fortnight. Our program follows the Northern Ireland Revised curriculum and allows pupils to develop their Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities.
At Key stage 4 and Post-16 we cater for all abilities and styles of learner, offering traditional academic GCSE and A Level courses, alongside more vocational, applied courses. All programs have a focus on developing practical, investigative and problem-solving skills, ensuring that pupils are ready to meet the challenges of the world of work.
Science Club meets on a fortnightly basis during the first two terms. It is open to all pupils in Years 8 and 9. A wide variety of activities are covered during the year with an aim to raise awareness of Science in a fun and relevant way, away from the demands of the curriculum. Sixth form pupils act as ‘demonstrators’ at science club – developing both leadership skills and their skills in science communication.
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