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Our vision for all pupils is as follows:

 

  • Have access to the science curriculum.

  • Appreciate the relevance of science to themselves, community and environment.

  • Have knowledge, understanding and skills required by the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

  • Develop positive attitudes and appreciate the contribution science makes to society and realise that applying science can lead to moral and ethical issues.

  • Find science enjoyable and challenging.

  • Understand key scientific concepts and use scientific methods of investigation to become competent problem solvers.

  • Have STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) career choices at all levels.

 

The department makes a wide use of both ICT and data loggers to carry out a range of investigations from Year 8 – Year 14. We also make use of the outside classroom and have visits to relevant organisations and science sites, including the “clay-pits” and sea shore.

The department received a “Very Good” rating in a focused inspection in January 2013 from ETI.

 

 

KEY STAGE 3
 

KS3 classes follow a diverse and interesting range of topics linked to the Northern Ireland Curriculum. In years 8, 9 and 10 the pupils follow a course that covers Biology, Chemistry and Physics, which provides a solid foundation for GCSE science in the college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY STAGE 4 (GCSE)
 

At KS4 pupils are offered a diverse choice of subjects that will allow them to progress to study science at KS5 and also at degree level.

 

There are two options at GCSE: Double Award (Modular) or Single Award Science (Modular).  Both follow the CCEA specification.  Students are advised by departmental staff in year 10 to aid decision-making.

 

Double Award GCSE:  Students are taught by two teachers. They sit two modules in February and June of Year 11. Coursework is taught throughout the two year course.

 

Single Award GCSE:  Students are taught by one teacher and sit the first module in February of Year 11 with the second and third module in Year 12.

 

A-LEVEL
 

At KS5 the pupils have the opportunity to study a wide range of topics within Applied Science GCE. This course is provided by OCR and allows pupils to progress to a variety of higher education opportunities.

 

The course outline is as follows:

 

Year 13

 

  • Science at Work (Portfolio)

  • Analysis at Work (Portfolio)

  • Monitoring and analysing the human body (Examined Unit)

 

Year 14

 

  • Investigating a scientist work (Portfolio)

  • Synthesising organic chemicals  (Portfolio)

  • Sampling, testing and processing (Examined Unit)

 

Throughout years 13 and 14 the pupils have opportunities to participate in a wide range of field trips and receive information from the world of science from STEM ambassadors who come to college and offer a wealth of knowledge on science in the work place.

 

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR
 

Throughout KS3 pupils can attend Science club and Environmental club.

 

STAFF

 

 

Mr K Mr Debbadi

 

Ms J Attwood

 

Mrs L Montgomery

 

Mrs L Hagans

 

Mrs S Law

 

Mrs J Baird

 

Mrs J Wickens

 

 

 

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People with a science education are employed in a wide range of careers. People who have scientific qualifications are in high demand, and science qualifications prepare them for a wide variety of careers both in science and beyond. Science qualifications give you access to a vast range of careers from astronomy to zoology and from marine biology to journalism. By continuing to study science you will keep many career opportunities open to you.

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