Contact the School

0131 334 9262


Ms Lorraine McIntosh
Curricular Leader of Science

Mrs Linda Bruce
Teacher of Science, Biology and Chemistry

Ms Eleanor Burns
Teacher of Science and Biology

Mr Iain Gray
Teacher of Science, Biology and Chemistry

Ms Kirsty Turek
Teacher of Science and Biology

Ms Nicole Robertson
Teacher of Science and Biology

Mr Graham Reid
Teacher of Science and Physics

Mr Riccardo Romano
Teacher of Science, Physics and Maths

Science Technician

The Faculty of Science is dynamic and exciting, offering a wide range of courses to meet the needs of all learners. Learning in Science helps us to develop:

an understanding of the world around us

our ability to ask questions

our ability to collect information

our ability to organise and test our ideas

to solve problems

to apply what we learn.

In S1 and S2 all students will study Science three times per week. In S3, you can choose to personalise your learning and specialise in Biology, Chemistry, Lab Science and Physics.

The Senior Phase, provides an opportunity to deepen your knowledge in the discrete sciences which can be studied from level 4 to 7 (including National 4, 5 Higher and Advanced Higher).


S1-3 (Broad General Education)

In S1-3 you will study:

  • Biological Systems
  • Forces, electricity and waves
  • Materials
  • Planet Earth
  • Topical Science

Senior Phase

Please click on the links below to view senior phase options.

Industry Overview

The sciences are central to STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and give access to a wide range of careers. For an outline of career pathways in science, please follow the link below to the My World of Work website.

Useful Links

This is the official SQA website where you can obtain information for all certificate subjects. In addition, there are specimen papers available to download for free. The marking instructions are also available so you can check how well you’ve done.

This is the Scholar web site which senior pupils should have a password for. Ask Miss McIntosh if you need a password.  This site allows you to read through notes, complete tests and assess your own progress in the sciences at Higher and Advanced Higher.

There are complete notes for all National Courses including Higher as well as practice tests and short videos to support learning.

Loads of notes and revision materials – complete notes for all Chemistry levels. There are also useful formula / calculation practice, web tests and homework exercises available (auto marked by the web site for instant feedback).  Please see your teacher for login details.