S3 Science (Physics major)

There is an opportunity in S3 for pupils to study in greater depth the aspects of science in which they have a particular interest. Pupils can choose a course which majors in Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics. It is possible to major in more than one science.

Although choosing a science to ‘major’ in during S3 will not tie pupils in to a subject choice in the senior phase of the school, pupils who switch between sciences at the end of S3 may be at a disadvantage for National Qualifications in S4.

In S3 Physics pupils will study:

  • Energy Sources and Sustainability
  • Space
  • Forces
  • Electricity and Electronics
  • Vibrations and Waves

After choosing to major in Physics, possible pathways for future study are illustrated below.

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