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.


Primary Science Workshops


Primary Science Workshops:

On Wednesday 12 February we were able to welcome four primary schools to Springtown for a very exciting and fun packed STEM Aware science morning. Primary six pupils from Lisnagelvin P.S, Eglinton P.S Ebrington P.s and The Model P.S attended and pupils had the opportunity to work with Yr13 Foyle College mentors to complete Robocup investigations. Pupils built a small robot from a drinking cup, a small motor and other electrical components. They considered the design and had the opportunity to make adjustments to make their Robocup operate differently from the original design. Feedback from both the Yr13 mentors and the P6 pupils has been very positive and we hope to see the primary school pupils back at foyle college in the future?! A few photos below give you a glimpse of the fun taking place: