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Principal Teacher | Ms Rachel Eadie

Faculty Overview 

  • Ms Amandine Bernard (Chemistry)
  • Mr Steve Ritchie (Chemistry)
  • Mrs Lilian Black (Biology)
  • Ms Lesley Murray (Biology)
  • Miss Nicole Chalmers (Physics)

Curriculum Overview 

All sciences engage pupils through both theory and practical work.

BGE Science 

Pupils rotate between Biology, Chemistry and Physics in S1-2. Pupils will learn to analyse, evaluate and think critically.

All of the learning contexts are assessment against the Science Benchmarks. Pupils will experience practical science as well as learn how to evaluate environmental, scientific and technological issues and to become scientifically literate.

Biology 

Pupils will study Cell Biology, Life on Earth and Multi-cellular organisms.

In Higher Human Biology, pupils study the topics of Human Cells, Physiology, Neurobiology and Immunology and Public Health.

Pupils wishing to continue with their studies in Biology can undertake Advanced Higher in S6. The course consists of Cells and Proteins, Organisms and Evolution and Investigative Biology.

Chemistry 

Pupils will study Chemical Changes and Structure, Nature's Chemistry and Chemistry In Society.

In Higher Chemistry, pupils study the topics of Chemical Changes and Structure, Nature's Chemistry, Chemistry In Society and Researching Chemistry.

Pupils wishing to continue with their studies in Chemistry can undertake Advanced Higher in S6. Pupils will study Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis and Researching Chemistry.

Physics

Pupils will study Electricity and Energy, Waves and Radiation and Dynamics and Space.

In Higher Physics, pupils study the topics of Electricity and Energy, Waves and Radiation and Dynamics and Space and Researching Physics.

Pupils wishing to continue with their studies in Physics can undertake Advanced Higher in S6. Pupils will study Rotational Motion & Astrophysics, Quanta and Waves, and Electromagnetism .

National 4/5 Laboratory Science 

Pupils explore a variety of industries and career opportunities in science laboratories locally, nationally, and globally.

Pupils develop basic practical skills and knowledge: measuring, weighing and preparing compounds and solutions; and health and safety requirements. They will learn about practical skills in microbiology, measuring radioactivity, chemical handling and laboratory instrumentation.

Pupils are assessed throughout the year in the form of unit assessments and homework tasks.


Faith

Friendliness,

Achievement,

Inclusion,

Trust and Respect,

Honesty