Our Science Department delivers lessons in junior science for forms one and two, then in Biology, Physics and Chemistry as separate subjects from third form to upper sixth. The Department has 8 modern, well-equipped laboratories, as well as four prep rooms and a green house. Specialist subject teachers give pupils grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of science and enhance their knowledge as well as their transferable skills.
Miss Stewart (Head of Department and Teacher in charge of Chemistry)
Miss Foster (Physics)
Miss Gray (Teacher in Charge of Biology)
Miss Grier (Biology)
Miss Griffith (Chemistry)
Mrs Michael (Biology)
Mrs Power (Biology)
Dr Ross (Teacher in Charge of Physics)
Miss Wallace (Physics)
Mrs Shaw (Science Technician)
Science is vital for helping pupils to understand themselves and the world around them. As a department we aim to foster a curiosity for Science through our teaching schemes and related activities.
Overview of work
In first and second form, all pupils take a combined science course. In third form the pupils specialise by learning Chemistry, Physics and Biology as separate subjects. At GCSE, pupils can choose to study CCEA GCSE Double Award Science, or CCEA GCSE Biology, Chemistry or Physics. At A-level, students can study CCEA GCE Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Stem events are organised regularly throughout the year – from RSC Webinars, to Salters Chemistry competitions and visits to local universities to see science in action
Science students from Strathearn enter into a range of fields of further study and employment that include medicine, engineering, research, teaching and finance.