The ethos behind the teaching of Science at Cullybackey College is to try and capture a pupil’s natural curiosity about the world around them and in turn to inspire them to develop that curiosity into learning that is both active and independent.



Levels taught:



Post 16

(Permanent staff only)

Mrs J McDonald (HOD)
Mr R Johnston
Mrs M McCalmont
Mr T Millar
Mrs L Patton


Year 8

  • Safety in Science
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Cells and Organs
  • Forces
  • Ecology
  • Growing Up


Year 9

  • Water
  • Food and Digestion
  • Lungs and Heart
  • Sound
  • Solar System


Year 10

  • Periodic Table
  • Speed
  • Reactivity
  • Energy
  • Pollution

Additional Links

BBC Bitesize KS3 Science

Single Award Science

Year 11

Unit 1: Biology

Section A: Staying Alive

Section B: Human Activity and Health

Unit 2: Chemistry

Section A: Chemical Patterns and Our Environment


Year 12

Section B: Materials and Their Management

Unit 3: Physics

Section A: Electricity, Waves and Communication

Section B: Fossil Fuels, Road Transport and Safety, Radioactivity, and Earth in Space

Unit 4: Practical Skills

Double Award Science

Year 11

Biology Unit 1: Living Processes and Biodiversity

Chemistry Unit 1: Structures, Trends and Chemical Reactions

Physics Unit 1: Force and Motion, Energy, Moments, and Radioactivity


Year 12

Biology Unit 2: Body Systems, Genetics, Microorganisms and Health

Chemistry Unit 2: Further Chemical Reactions and Organic Chemistry

Physics Unit 2: Waves, Sound and Light, Electricity, and the Earth and Universe

Practical Skills Unit

Post 16:
A Level biology:

Year 13

AS 1: Molecules and Cells

AS 2: Organisms and Biodiversity

AS 3: Practical Skills in AS Biology


Year 14

A2 1: Physiology, Co-ordination and Control, and Ecosystems

A2 2: Biochemistry, Genetics and Evolutionary Trends

A2 3: Practical Skills in Biology