The Berwickshire High School

Chemistry - Our Department

The department has two full time teachers. Our Chemistry courses are offered at Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Higher and Advanced Higher.

The subject departments Biology, Chemistry and Physics have seven full time teaching staff, one part time teacher and two technicians. We all teach General Science to our S1 and S2 pupils.

Our departmental aims are:

  • to foster a supportive learning environment producing a positive atmosphere in which all are mutually respected and valued
  • to stimulate and encourage a desire to learn through scientific enquiry and thinking
  • to provide high quality courses using a wide variety of resources and methodologies, allowing progression and development of knowledge and skills
  • to encourage independence of thought which leads students to take responsibility for their own learning

The Sciences faculty has a subject Principal Teacher who leads the individual subject departments. Our accommodation is very modern and engaging; a stimulating atmosphere for our learning area.


The Berwickshire High School, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3QG
tel: 01361 883 710