Welcome to the Science Department at Laurelhill Community College. Throughout their time at the school, students are encouraged to experience an active learning journey through studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 our students study science across a range of contexts encouraging them to develop their enthusiasm and knowledge and help to build a firm foundation for future studies. The course is designed in line with the Northern Ireland curriculum.
Key Stage 4
All students study science at Key Stage four, though they have options as to how it is studied.
Double Award Science – provides students with two GCSEs in Science, studying seven modules covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics and a practical exam.
Single Award Science – provides students with one GCSE in Science, studying four modules covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics and a practical exam.
Level 2 Applied Science – Covers four units: Principles of Science, Chemistry and Our Earth, Energy and Our Universe, Biology and Our Environment of which 25% is externally assessed.
Key Stage 5
Students have the opportunity to study BTEC Level 3 Applied Human Biology which is an internally and externally assessed course. This covers topics such as human biology and health issues, microbiology and infectious diseases and functional physiology.