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Ballycastle High School

33 Rathlin Road

Ballycastle

BT54 6LD

 

info@ballycastlehigh.ballycastle.ni.sch.uk

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028 2076 2254

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Science

Teaching Staff:
  • Mrs C Stewart

  • Dr C Davidson

  • Miss L McBride

  • Dr E Veal

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known"

Carl Sagan

We all experience science daily: whether it is breathing, cooking or driving a car.  

Studying science helps explain these and many other interactions and also brings with it great career opportunities in industry and commerce. 
 

 

Ks3 Topics

Science aims to stimulate pupils’ curiosity and enthusiasm to develop a sense of wonder in Science.  
In Year 8 – 10, pupils are taught combined science for 6 periods across the fortnight.  
Our program follows the Northern Ireland Revised curriculum and allows pupils to develop their Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities.  
Organisms and Health  
  • Interdependence of plants and animals  
  • Cells, genes and reproduction Healthy body and mind  
 
Chemical and material behaviour  
  • Atoms and chemical changes  
  • Structures, properties, uses of materials  
  • Elements, compounds and mixtures
 
Forces and energy  
  • Forces and energy transfer  
  • Using electricity  
  • Sound and light  
 
Earth and Universe  
  • The environment and human influences  
  • The solar system and universe. 
 
 
Ks4
At Key stage 4 and Post-16 we cater for all abilities and styles of learner, offering traditional academic GCSE and A Level courses, alongside more vocational, applied courses.  All programs have a focus on developing practical, investigative and problem-solving skills, ensuring that pupils are ready to meet the challenges of the world of work. 
 
AQA Combined Science Trilogy:
https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464
 
Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Principles of Applied Science:
 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/applied-science-2012-nqf.html