Girls into STEM

We are delighted that our pupils have gained places at Strathclyde University events to encourage girls into STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Next week Natalie Brown, Olivia Monaghan and Pamindar Sunner from S2 will take part in  Weir-wise.

In June, Mariam Amjed and Megan Keys will take part in Engineering the future for girls.

Well done to all five girls.  Photos will be posted on Twitter next week.

Curious About: Our Planet

Glasgow Science Centre is running a new online event called Curious About: Our Planet

This takes place from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th February.

For information, follow this link:


Nuffield Research Placements

Higher pupils – would you consider spending some of your holidays this summer doing a Nuffield placement?  We have had great success with these in the past.  In 2018, Aleena Nauman and Allan Goodbrand took part, and Anna Nauman did one in 2019.  Despite the lockdown last year, Alex Millar, Ashna Nauman and Areej Tauqir did online projects.  You can read the reports of their projects here:

Report on 2020 Nuffield Projects

For more information, watch this video:

You can check if you are eligible here:

Interested S5 students can apply here:

Speak to your science teacher if you want any advice.

Pupils who are self-isolating

Using the links above, N5 and Higher pupils can get access to past papers and their solutions.   All classes have a “Team” which is accessible through Glow.   Teachers will regularly post updates there which will help you to keep up with the work of the class.

If you can’t remember your Glow password, email and we will sort it out.

Faraday Challenge

Mr Bryson was hoping to take a team to this event.  Because of the lockdown, it’s now a virtual event open to all.

Faraday challenge

Contact Mr Bryson through if you are interested in taking part.

Advanced Higher Sciences for next session

We’ve had a few pupils asking about Advanced Higher courses for next year.  Because of the low numbers we’re not usually able to teach them in Coltness, but each year we support our pupils who are studying at other schools.  We don’t have Microsoft Teams available for them, but you will have been registered for your science at AH level in Scholar.  You should check you can log on (through Glow) and have a look at some of the material there.  Don’t worry about falling behind – AH courses never start until August anyway.  Mrs Welsh might start a team for AH biology, so let her know if you’re interested.

Work for the new S5 and S6 classes for 2020-21

If you are currently in S4 or S5, you should have got a message from Mr McGilp about the new work we’re starting for next year’s courses.  In the sciences, we will mostly be posting that on Microsoft Teams on Glow.  I’ve been setting these Teams up today, so you might get a few emails about joining an Office 365 group.  Just ignore these just now.  Because we don’t know what you’ve opted for next year, we’re making the teams available to all pupils who have studied the subject before.  If you find yourself in a team for a subject you’re not doing, just ignore it, or leave if you want.  More details will follow in the next few days.

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