Our Departments


The Science department at Girvan Academy are aiming to create knowledgeable, scientifically literate and technologically capable problem solvers, who can make informed decisions and evaluate the validity of scientific statements in their daily lives.

Our students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of scientific process by carrying out experiments, collecting and displaying results, analysing data and draw valid conclusions.

Our students will develop their enthusiasm for Science. Through the courses we offer we strive to provide an inspiring range of experiences both in and outside the classroom.

Science at Girvan Academy

The Science department at Girvan has 5 science labs. Each lab is well equipped to allow all types of Biology, Chemistry and Physics practical work to be completed. The science department has 1 technician who supports the practical work in science. All staff are friendly and approachable and will support all our students to achieve their very best.

Science Courses


During S1 and S2 students will study a broad general education curriculum in science.

In S3, students will progress to study a broad general education curriculum in Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

Senior Phase

National 4/5

Offered to S4 to S6 in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Laboratory Science.

National 6 

Offered to S5 and S6 in Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

National 7

Offered to S6 in Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

Meet The Department


Mrs Irving

P.T Science

Mr Lam

Physics Teacher

Mr Brown

Biology/Science Teacher

Miss Tennant

Biology/Science Teacher

Mrs Ferguson

Chemistry Teacher