Mr J Taylor (PT Curriculum)

Faculty News: Sciences

Published: 29 September 2017

There are a range of extra-curricular activities available on offer at Knox Academy.  Speak to your teachers, and keep an eye out in The Bulletin for activities which match your interests, skills, or ambition to try something new!

Details of sporting activities can be found in the most recent Sports Timetable (August 2017) while other activities (including revision classes) are available  in a separate document.

Published: 04 May 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen for S3 girls to attend a 'Girls Into STEM' event at Queen Margaret University on Friday 26 May 2017.

Please see Ms Campbell in Science/ Physics for more details.

Why should you attend?


  • Enjoy hands-on experiments.
  • Be inspired - find out about STEM Careers
  • Meet local STEM employers.
  • Meet other girls interested in STEM.

Click here for an information sheet.

Published: 13 December 2013

Hopefully you will have been to, or at least heard of, Dunbar's annual SciFest, a fabulous showcase of all things exciting and scientific to get our children interested in the world of Science. Have a look at our website for a taste of what's happened in previous years.

As we continue to grow year on year, we are finding that we need more people and skills on our organising team than we currently have, and are therefore looking for new members to come on board and help us deliver this amazing event in March next year. A scientific background is not necessary for this; organisational and other skills are what's needed.

Please do have a look at the advert below.  If you think you would be able to help, and...

Published: 04 December 2013

This is a reminder to all S3 and S4 Physics pupils that you can get your own copy of "Virtual National 4 Physics" and "Virtual National 5 Physics".  These resources cover the Experiences and Outcomes for Level 4 Physics and the Key Areas for National 4 and 5 Physics. Just bring a pen drive with you to class and your Physics teachers will show you how to load up your own set.

These are ideal to help with revision or to work through if absent from school.

Published: 16 November 2013

Next year's residential summer school will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 15-20 June 2014, and pupils can now apply online via the Space School website.

The Scottish Space School seeks to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers and it is aimed at S5 pupils currently studying maths and science subjects at Higher level.

For further information click here.