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Principal Teacher | Ms Eadie

Faculty Overview 

Mrs Black (Biology)

Miss Grieve (Biology)

Miss Murray (Biology)

Mrs Clarke (Chemistry)

Mr Ritchie (Chemistry) 

Miss Chalmers (Physics)

Mr Lockhart (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 assessed 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 

Nat 4/5 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 

Nat 4/5 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

Nat 4/5 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.

Homework and Assessment

In BGE sciences, pupils will get homework at least every 2 weeks and this will take the form of knowledge and understanding practice, problem solving tasks and investigation based learning. Pupils are assessed at the end of every topic and revision for this will be guided and supported by the classroom teacher.

In S4-6 pupils will get homework at least once a week. Homework will be in the form of knowledge and understanding exam style questions, essay based tasks, problem solving and formulae practice or enquiry skills. Pupils are regularly assessed through unit assessments and key area tests as well as through holistic exams twice in the academic year.. All assessments are planned in advance and notice is given.

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