Science

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Staff

L Mills                        Curriculum Leader – Biology

D Fulton                     Chemistry

M Dinnis                     Physics

C Auld                        Technician

Aims & Objectives

The Science staff aim to help all students achieve their full potential and become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society by developing:

  • Awareness of the importance of Science within global society
  • Confidence in their own ability
  • Good work/study skills
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of their chosen subjects
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Confidence in the use of ICT as a learning resource
  • Awareness of health and safety and risk management
  • An understanding of the range of careers supported by Science qualifications

Courses

Senior School:

  • National 3, 4, 5 and Higher courses are offered in Biology, Physics and Chemistry

S1-3 Curriculum for Excellence:

  • All students follow an introductory mixed Science course in S1 which builds on previous experience from Primary school. It is designed to develop knowledge and understanding, investigative skills, scientific methodology and problem solving abilities through a range of practical tasks
  • In S2 students can select two science subjects from Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Supported Study

All Science subjects run a weekly supported study opportunities through our the year and the department operates an ‘open door’ policy at lunchtime for additional help

Homework

All subjects have regular homework activities and we would encourage you to discuss the importance of this with your child.

Useful Websites

All Sciences:

SCHOLAR

BBC Bitesize

SQA for past papers:

www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/findpastpaper.htm

Biology:

National 4 Biology online textbook:

http://nat4biopl.edubuzz.org/

 

National 5 Biology online textbook:

https://sites.google.com/a/edubuzz.org/nat5biopl/

 

www.oronsay.org

 

Chemistry:

www.Evans2chemweb.co.uk

Username WHEC
Password Chemistryisfun

 

Physics Poster

Chemistry Poster

Biology