Department Staff List

Mr S Stevens – Faculty Head

Mrs Fairlie
Dr Y Fleming
Mrs McEwan

Mr J Cassidy
Mrs J Cochrane
Mr C Sproul

Mr S Stevens
Mr S McAllister

S1/S2 Science

All pupils in S1 and S2 follow a combined Science course, which includes elements of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

In S1, pupils work on a short Introduction to Science unit, followed by six separate topics, taught on a rotation basis. In S2, pupils study a further five topics. There is an assessment at the end of each topic, incorporating Knowledge and Understanding and Problem Solving elements.

The six topics covered in S1 are:

Acids and Metals; Biodiversity; Cells and Body systems; Light and Beyond; Model of Matter; Space and Gravity.

The five topics covered in S2 are:

Powerful Stuff; DNA and Fertilisation; Energy and Heat; Chemical Reactions and Periodic Table; Microbes and You.

The booklets for these topics can be found below:

S1 Booklets
S2 Booklets

Occasionally pupils have the opportunity to research a TOPICAL ISSUE in science.  In the past few years, this has included topics such as Ebola, Tsunamis and the COP 26 summit held in Glasgow.

S1/S2 Homework

Homework is issued regularly. The work covers literacy and numeracy as well as science. S1 and S2 homework is contained in the OneDrive link below. Navigate the folders to find the homework relevant to the year group and topic you are on.


S3 Science

In S3 pupils are taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics by subject specialists.  The pupils will make a choice towards the end of S2 about which two of the three discrete Sciences they would like to focus on in S3. Pupils are exposed to the Experiences and Outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence level 4.

Homework is issued regularly. The work covers literacy and numeracy as well as Science.

My World of Work

My World of Work is a website setup by skills development Scotland and it is designed to help people develop their career management skills. Below is a link to a document containing videos that align with the S1 and S2 Science topics to see what careers are possible.

My World of Work Videos 

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