We aim to provide a Science Education which will contribute to the overall development of each pupil and to make Science relevant to the needs of the pupil in everyday life.  The subject will help the pupils acquire scientific skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for progression to subsequent study and/or career development.  In our lessons we aim to develop an awareness of the impact of Science on our world and our society and to inform pupils about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in a fun and engaging learning environment.


Key Stage 3:

In Years 8 – 10 pupils study a range of topics from the three Science disciplines. The Key Stage 3 curriculum has been designed to allow pupils to experience a wide range of practical work and group activity.

Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
Safety and measurement Gases, elements and compounds

Blood and circulation

Cells Pollution Heat transfer
Solutions Astronomy Acids and alkalis
Electricity Food and digestion Dynamics
The Environment Sound Micro-organisms
Forces and Energy Materials Chemical reactions
Reproduction Light



In Glengormley High School we offer two courses to our key stage 4 students:

  • GCSE Double award Science (CCEA)
  • GCSE Single award Science (CCEA)


A Level

The study of A level science provides a basis for the further study, at tertiary level, of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and related courses. For those progressing directly into employment, an AS or A Level award is relevant not only in the fields of science, engineering and medicine, but also to areas of commerce and the public service in which problem-solving and practical skills are valued.

We currently offer the following A levels:

  • A-level Biology (CCEA)
  • A-level Physics (OCR)
  • A-Level Life and Health Science (CCEA)


Staff Resources:

Science Booking System 


Miss M Dowds – Head of Department

Mr A Hodge – Vice Principal

Mrs L Hodge – Biology / Year 8 Head of Year

Mrs A Thompson – Biology

Mrs S Sames – Chemistry / Year 9 Head of Year

Miss D Hanna – Biology

Dr J Williamson – Biology

Mr A Gault – Science 

Mr R Ingram – Senior Technician

The CCEA website contains specifications, past examination papers and exam time tables and can be accessed by clicking

The OCR website can be accessed by clicking

Years 11 & 12, simply click on the link below to access the science podcasts and revise whilst you are on the move!

The links below will help you with your revision:

For Key Stage 3 (Years 8-10)

For Key Stage 4 (Years 11 & 12)

For AS & A2 Level (Years 13 & 14)


Extra Curricular Science

Science Shack 4