Sciences

Science and its applications play an important part in our everyday lives at work, at leisure and in the home. Scotland has a proud heritage in this area and science remains central to our economic future and to our health and wellbeing as individuals and as a society. Learning in this curricular area supports students to develop an interest and understanding of the living, material and physical world.

Students engage in a wide range of collaborative investigative tasks which allows the development of important skills.  This in-turn develops creative, inventive and enterprising young people preparing them for a world where skills and knowledge of the sciences are needed in all economic sectors.

The aim is to provide a classroom climate of creativity and innovation that will

  • Develop in students a curiosity and understanding of their environment and their place in it
  • Support a secure knowledge and understanding of ‘big ideas’ and scientific concepts
  • Develop skills of enquiry and investigation using practical techniques
  • Develop skills in the accurate use of scientific language
  • Apply safety measures and take actions to control risks and hazards
  • Recognise the role science plays in our lives, the environment and on society
  • Develop and understanding of the Earth’s’s resources and the need for responsible use of them
  • Allow the expression of opinion and decision making based upon sound understanding
  • Allow appropriate use of technology
  • Provide opportunities for collaborative and individual leaning
  • Provide opportunities to analyse, explore and reflect

Principal Teacher:  Miss Angela Wallerstein

Main Subjects in Broad General Education: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics and Science

Main Subjects in Senior Phase: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Human Biology and Physics