Wellington College

Wellington College Belfast

Co-Educational Grammar School

Engage | Educate | Empower

Science (KS3)

Science (KS3)

Key Staff

  • Mrs Y Johnston (HoD)
  • Mr D Cardwell
  • Mrs P Newnham
  • Dr P Wardlow
  • Mrs S Rooney
  • Mrs L Higgins (Technician)
  • Mrs A Weir (Technician)

We aim to engage our students in Science both in and outside the classroom. Through exploring scientific concepts with enquiring minds, the students not only further their knowledge and understanding but get involved in competitions, trips, events and explore opportunities which lead to lifelong learning and open doors to science careers.



Year 8 Topics

  • Introducing Science
  • Cells and living things
  • Acids and Alkalis
  • Energy
  • Relationships and Reproduction
  • Astronomy
  • Solutions and Separating Substances

Year 9 Topics

  • Atoms and Elements
  • Fitness, Health and Blood Circulation
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Light and Sound
  • Heat
  • Food and Digestion
  • Breathing and Respiration

Year 10 Topics


  • Investigating Ecology
  • Blood and Circulation
  • Microbes and Immunity
  • Current Science Issues


  • Compounds, Mixtures and Reactions
  • Materials
  • Industrial Processes
  • Chemistry and the environment


  • Forces: How to launch the space shuttle
  • Magnetism
  • Medical Imaging
  • Electricity

For careers information, please refer to the Additional Subject Information sections of the Biology, Chemistry and Physics Subject Areas of this website.

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