What is Science?

Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical natural world through observation and experiments. Our science department aim to provide the highest quality of learning in the three fundamental sciences. Physics, Biology and Chemistry which are used in many career paths such as Engineering, Medicine and Teaching. In S1 and S2, pupils are given a general education of all three science and in S3 are able to specialise in 1, 2, or all 3 sciences. We offer Biology, Chemistry and Physics at National, Higher and Advanced Higher level.





Biology is the branch of science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution and taxonomy. There is also the option at Higher level to focus solely on Human Biology.

Physics is the branch of science which is concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. The subject matter of physics include mechanics, heat, light and other radiations, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.

Chemistry is the branch of science concerned with the substances of which matter is composed, the investigation of their properties and reactions, and the use of such reactions to form new substances.