Mr J Taylor (PT Curriculum)

Faculty News: Sciences

Published: 27 June 2022

Last week on Wednesday 22 June 2022 and Thursday 23 June 2022, 54 of our S3 pupils took part in this superb event. 

Andy Dennison from 3D Wed Technologies led the days supported by Gary Donlin of SSE Renewables and Naomi MacFarlane, also from 3DW.

The aim of the days was for our pupils to form project development teams for major wind energy companies.  After choosing a site for their wind farm, working within specified constraints they then had to connect their wind farm to the National Grid via under sea bed and underground cables ensuring they remained sensitive to the environment.

Using 3D software they built their...

Published: 22 January 2019

What will cities look like in 2050? How will they be powered to be vibrant, healthy and clean places to live? That’s the question put to students aged 11-14 by The Bright Ideas Challenge.  Watch the first video on this page and if you are interested in forming a team to enter the challenge then come to Mr Taylor's room (T1.10) on Thursday lunchtime at 13:30 for more information.  There are individual and school prizes for the winning entries as well as trip to London.

Published: 10 January 2019

The Royal Society of Edinburgh work in partnership with various universities around Scotland to organise a set of Science and Technology Masterclasses to conduct science experiments with S1 and S2 students.  One such masterclass will take place at Queen Margaret University.  Dates have still to be confirmed but likely to be in April and May.

The sessions are intended to give young people who have shown an interest in science and technology the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience. The sessions promote participation and provide the students with a unique insight into academic life and research. At these Masterclasses, students get up to all sorts of science and technology mischief!

To try to give the RSE an idea of numbers they have asked for "...

Published: 23 November 2018

Please find link below to a flyer detailing the EDF energy Engineering Maintenance apprenticeships.  Torness is holding 2 open days details of which are on the attached flyer. Anyone interested in attending  will require to email to book on to one of the sessions.


Published: 06 February 2018

Another revision class will start on Wednesday the 7th of February 2018 for National 5 Physics.  This will take place in Mr. Taylor's room (T1.10) from 15.50 until 16.50.  All National 5 Physics pupils are welcome.  The plan is to continue with this every Wednesday until the exam.  This week we will work through the 2017 National 5 paper and focus on any tricky questions.  Hope to see you there.