Welcome to Junior Science

Welcome to the Junior Science department.

KS3 Science is taught together as Integrated Science in Years 8 & 9 with a time allocation of 3 double periods per week. . In Yr10 the Science is taught  as separate biology, chemistry and physics lessons with subject specialist teachers, to prepare students for the GCSE courses they start in Yr11. Each separate Science subject is allocated 1 double period per week.

The purpose of this site is to keep you up to date with the many activities ongoing within the department, both in and outside the classroom, meeting the requirements of the KS3 curriculum. The Yr8-10 good student awards in Science will also be published here every month to celebrate the achievement of pupils displaying hardwork and commitment in science.

Pupils can retrieve missed worksheets/homework sheets from the junior science section on the school VLE site and access extra revision worksheets. Please keep checking back to this micro site as it is developed to see the updates.

 

Autumn Term

  • Year 8 STEM club is currently meeting weekly after school every Tuesday.  Pupils have been making sparklers, models of cells and investigating lenses using jelly.  New members are always welcome.

 


  • Yr 10 pupils recently attended the Seagate Science Conference at St Mary’s College and had the opportunity to find out about a variety of STEM based careers and participate in many exciting science based workshops including the programming of lego robots, CPR first aid training and forensic science.

 

  • Yr8 science focus week was busy as usual on the first week after halfterm with events by The ‘Learn Differently’ science company with the theme of ‘Forces’, lunchtime activities organised by science teachers including a rat dissection demonstration, lenses workshop and fun chemistry workshop. Some pupils visited Lycra at Maydown to find out just how stretchy it was and others visited the Lough’s Agency to be introduced to the work of  a freshwater biologist from one of our past pupils Arthur Niven, now employed there.

 

  • Oisin O’Connell, Sophie McFaul and Matthew Austin travelled to Intel headquarters , Dublin On 26 October for the all Ireland final of Scifest having won the Northwest stage of the competition in June.

 

  • In December we are looking forward to welcoming P6 pupils to the Springtown site for a science workshop.