- Head of Department - Miss Annmarie Donnelly
- Assistant Head of Department - Dr Karen Robinson
- Assistant Head of Department - Mr Sean Kelly
- Teacher - Mrs Donna Tohill
- Teacher - Mrs Libby Cleary
- Teacher - Mr Ciaran McCann
- Teacher - Mr Patrick Brady
- Teacher - Dr Eileen McCaffrey
- Teacher - Dr Marie Donnelly
- Teacher - Dr Tom Shannon
Science is a key part of the curriculum in Years 8, 9 and 10. Our Key Stage 3 Science programmes are designed for our pupils:
- to have a well-informed awareness of the role and importance of science in everyday life.
- to develop practical skills, including the ability to plan and carry out investigations
- to develop an appreciation of the beauty and fascination of the world around them
- to develop methodical and analytical approaches to problem solving
- to develop the ability to investigate new situations and ask appropriate questions (also available through Science/STEM Club)
Science encourages students to be inspired, motivated and challenged. Science is an integral part of our modern world and knowledge and understanding of science helps us to make sense of it.
- learn about scientific ideas, how they develop and the factors that may affect their development;
- learn about the benefits and drawbacks of scientific and technological developments (including those related to the individual, the community and the environment);
- consider science in relation to personal health, quality of life and ethical issues where appropriate;
- gain experimental, investigative, problem-solving and team-working skills as they plan and carry out a range of investigations; and
- have opportunities to develop numeric, communication and ICT skills as they critically evaluate data gained from investigations and present their results.
Grades awarded A*A*- GG.
- How Science works;
- How it benefits mankind; and
- The drawbacks of science and scientific and technological advances
Grades Awarded: A* - G.
Key Points to Success:
- Excellent attendance;
- Listen attentively in class;
- Review notes from each class at home;
- Prepare summaries from your notes;
- Practice using past Papers
- Use of Samsung tablets to make revision notes
In Year 13 students complete three modules and take an examination in each module. This is equivalent to an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) in Biology/Chemistry and/or Physics.
In Year 14 students will take a further three modules to complete an A-Level in Biology/Chemistry and/or Physics.
Pupils complete a practical assessment through Internal assessment in Biology and a practical examination in both chemistry and Physics in both AS and A2.
- AS 1: Molecules and Cells
- AS 2: Organisms and Biodiversity
- A2 1: Physiology and Ecosystems
- A2 2: Biochemistry, Genetics and Evolutionary trends
- AS 1: Basic Concepts in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
- AS 2: Further Physical and Inorganic Chemistry and Introduction to Organic Chemistry
- A2 1: Periodic Trends and Further Organic, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
- A2 2: Analytical, Transition Metals, Electrochemistry and Further Organic Chemistry
- AS 1: Forces, Energy and Electricity
- AS 2: Waves, Photons and Medical Physics
- A2 1: Momentum, Thermal Physics, Circular Motion, Oscillations and Atomic and Nuclear Physics
- A2 2:Fields and their Applications
Key Points to Success:
- Excellent Attendance;
- Make summary notes for examinations;
- Practice using past paper questions