Stephen McCormick – Head of Science
Shauna Rowell – Head of Biology
Lorna Jess – Head of Chemistry (acting)
Alasdair Spence – Head of Physics
Joanne Poland – Assistant Vice-Principal
Daniel Allen – Science Teacher
Ruairí Leckey – Science Teacher
Seamus Carlin – Laboratory Technician
GCSE science revision
Welcome to the Science department!
All Shimna students study Science in Key Stage 3 and GCSE science with the option of CCEA Double Award Science, or OCN Extended Certificate in Applied Science. Both qualifications are worth 2 GCSE grades in Science. The subject is also a popular choice at A Level where students have the choice of studying A level Biology, A level Chemistry and A level Physics. For September 2024, the department are intending to offer CCEA Life and Health Science as a Vocational A-Level choice.
Students explore a range of science topics through a combination of experiments, theory and investigations, and relate their learning to their everyday experiences. The Science department in Shimna offer students the opportunity to explore science in an interesting, exciting and enjoyable way.
KS4 Science – double award Science and Applied Science
KS5 – A-level Biology, A-level Chemistry and A-level Physics
British Biology and Physics Olympiads
BT Young Scientist
I’m a scientist get me out of here