Science at Beaconhurst encourages our pupils to explore the world around us. Whether it is the biological, chemical or physical processes, we aim to promote an enthusiasm and understanding of all areas touched by science. Our aim is to excite, encourage and inspire pupils to appreciate the science knowledge we already have, and then take it further.
Our science labs are located in a single building, providing easy access to the huge range of resources that we use. We have digital projectors, interactive whiteboards, iPads and Apple TV in every room, and each science lesson focuses on a practical activity to make the learning experience a valuable one for all.
In Transition pupils learn about all three sciences, ranging from life cycles to space. In S1 and S2 science is taught by subject specialists who have the passion and knowledge to bring their subject alive. Biology, Chemistry and Physics are very popular in S3 to S6, where pupils have support and encouragement that will make them successful in their school learning and beyond.
Each science subject runs Academic Support & Enrichment sessions after school, which aims to help pupils who wish to expand their learning, catch up on missed work or simply to have help with homework. There is a Science Club for J6 to Transition pupils after school on Thursdays and a Gardening Club in the summer months. We have regular trips to venues like Dynamic Earth, The Royal Botanical Gardens and The Glasgow Science Centre, and we also have regular visiting roadshows that showcase the best that science has to offer.