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      THE CURRICULUM

      The Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) is the national curriculum used from nursery to secondary school.

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Science

Science Mid-Ground 2

The curriculum area of science is incredibly diverse, with a vast range of topics to be explored. It provides students with a unique opportunity to study planet Earth, from its geological wonders to the intricacies of its ecosystems. They will also delve into the fascinating world of forces, electricity and waves – and how they impact our lives. Biological systems are studied in depth, from the functioning of cells to ecosystems and the larger ramifications of biodiversity. Materials, their properties, and how we use them, are also studied in detail.

Finally, students will be exposed to topical science, which deals with the latest advances in various scientific fields. By studying and learning the sciences, students develop an interest and understanding of the living, material, and physical world around them. This approach enables young minds to flourish in an increasingly globalised world by equipping them with various scientific literacy, inquiry and investigative skills, and analytical thinking skills, helping them to become future scientists and innovators for the betterment of our world.

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The Science Faculty are working hard to create the content for this page. More information about the posting date will be revealed soon.

“Science is not only a disciple of reason but also one of romance and passion.” – Stephen Hawking

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The Scottish Baccalaureate

The Scottish Baccalaureate in Science offers an enriching and demanding opportunity for students in the fifth and sixth years of secondary school. It incorporates a well-structured selection of subjects at Higher and Advanced Higher levels, complemented by the Interdisciplinary Project. This project enhances the program by providing a wider scope of knowledge and skills, fostering the development of generic skills, attitudes, and confidence essential for a successful transition into higher education and/or the workforce.




The Scottish Baccalaureate in Science consists of the following mandatory components:


Subjects at Higher and Advanced Higher Levels: Candidates are required to study a coherent group of subjects at Higher and Advanced Higher levels. These subjects provide a comprehensive understanding of scientific concepts, theories, and practical skills.


Interdisciplinary Project: The Interdisciplinary Project is a crucial element of the Scottish Baccalaureate in Science. It involves undertaking an independent research project that bridges different scientific disciplines. This project encourages students to explore connections between various fields of science and develop a deeper understanding of interdisciplinary approaches.


Generic Skills Development: The Baccalaureate aims to equip candidates with generic skills that are essential for higher education and employment. These skills include critical thinking, problem-solving, research, communication, teamwork, and independent learning. Students are expected to apply these skills throughout their study and project work.


Personal Research Project: As part of the Baccalaureate, candidates are required to undertake a personal research project. This project allows students to explore an area of interest within their chosen scientific field, conduct independent research, and present their findings in a written report.

These mandatory components work together to provide a comprehensive and challenging educational experience, preparing students for further studies in science or entry into the workforce.

    
        
    
           

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