Sciences

INTRODUCTION 

The Sciences faculty comprises of a wide range of  subject areas that can be studied throughout the Broad General Education and into the Senior Phase

Our S1 Science course challenges pupils to engage with scientific concepts from our Universe’s past, its present and its future. The course allows pupils to develop key transferable skills in literacy and numeracy and prepares them for future study in sciences at Lochend CHS. Learning takes place in a variety of ways including through practical activities and investigations, independent and group research, class discussions, problem solving activities and independent class work.

In S2 Science, pupils will begin to experience the discrete sciences of chemistry, physics and biology. Pupils spend one period each week in each of the discrete sciences, taught by a subject specialist, and continue to develop key transferable skills as well as deepening their knowledge and understanding of key concepts and issues in each of the sciences.

In S3, pupils begin to personalise their curriculum and can continue to study chemistry, physics, biology or science, or a combination of two. Further information about the S3 courses can be found in the subject specific pages.

Our Senior Phase courses are open to pupils in S4, S5 and S6. Usually, pupils will study up to National 5 (Level 5) in S4, and can progress to Higher (Level 6) in S5. Our Senior Phase courses provide pupils with the opportunity to specialise and gain formal SQA qualifications in various fields of science. Our Senior Phase courses, offered in session 2021-2022, are:

  • Chemistry: National 3, National 4, National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher (Hub)
  • Physics: National 3, National 4, National 5, Higher
  • Biology: National 3, National 4, National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher (Hub)
  • Applied Sciences: NPA Level 5
  • Scientific Technologies: NPA Level 6
Faculty Staff

Miss R Woods | Faculty Head | Physics
Mr T Coyle | Physics
Miss H Kerr (PT RA) | Chemistry
Mr J McGovern | Chemistry
Mr M Donaghy
 | Biology
Mr D Ferguson (PT PC) | Biology

Departments