Welcome to the S1 Science webpages for Kinross High School.
In first year, pupils will study four units; Biology, Chemistry, Heat and Forces. Pupils are issued with a jotter and will receive homework at regular intervals. Each unit is assessed with a written test at the end. Pupils also have the opportunity to practise many problem solving skills and transferable skills as part of the Science course.
Although pupils are expected to maintain clear notes in their jotters, much of the learning and teaching in the Science department relies on practical work, experimental design and report writing. Teachers also make much use of ICT in their teaching.
Pupils will take part in the Growing up with Loch Leven project at the start of the session and will use the experiences they gain to learn about Science when they return to school. As well as Science, pupils will take part in cross-curricular work between many departments of the school including English, Geography, History, PE and CDT.