Welcome to Castlebrae Community High School Science departent
Aims of the Department
Share ideas and learn from experience.
Contribute to the overall school aims in terms of the personal and social development of pupils.
Inspire and motivate pupils to produce work of the highest quality.
Encourage good communications and relationships with pupils, staff and parents.
New, innovative and fun ways to learn about science creating optimum learning opportunities for all, extending the more able whilst supporting the less able.
Create an ethos of respect and value all pupils equally regardless of ability.
Experience and Youth – Pupils and staff working together with a clear focus on Learning and Teaching
What is Science
Science is the study of the world around us. Scientists learn about their subject by observing, describing, and experimenting. There are many subjects and branches of science. Some study outer space like astronomy. Other sciences study life (biology) or the earth (geology) or even matter and energy (physics).
What will I learn?
Our S1 and S2 courses have been redesigned with aims:
- Developing essential skills for success in science in senior phase
- Develop pupils interest and enthusiasm in science and careers in science
- Linking classroom learning to everyday life
- Using a wide approaches to engage pupils and make learning fun.
The S1 and 2 curriculum has been designed to incorporate the experiences and outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence that are expected to be covered at Level 3 and Level 4.
Progression through Science at Castlebrae
The link below details the learning journey of pupils through science at Castlebrae Community High School.
Careers in Science
As well as developing skills and knowledge in each individual subject, science education and training aims to develop young people’s ability to work across all subject areas through inter-disciplinary or project-based learning. This approach reflects the way in which science skills and knowledge are used in the world of work where a team with different types of expertise would work together to generate new knowledge, ideas and products.
There are wide range of careers in science available to our learners as well as careers that are indirectly related to the subjects that they learn in school. Science education is a key part of major sectors such as:
Food and drink
Financial and business
Further information about careers can be found here:
The pupils will be taught by one teacher and will combine the study of Physics, Chemistry and Biology together in each of the topic areas. Pupil progress is assessed using a holistic approach combining classwork, homework and end of topic assessments.
Pupils are expected to complete at least two pieces of homework per topic and an end of topic assessment.
Click on the topics below access the resources for each topic
- Becoming a Scientist
- The Human Body (Biology)
- Ecology (Biology)
- Model of Matter (Chemistry)
- Periodic Table (Chemistry)
- Energy (Physics)
- Electricity (Physics)
- Chemistry of the Earth (Chemistry)
- Forensic Science (Chemistry)
- Rocket Science (Physics)
- Life in the Universe (Physics/Biology)
- Inheritance (Biology)