Mr J Taylor (PT Curriculum)

Faculty News: Sciences

Published: 20 June 2013

Professor Peter Higgs is to give a talk about the particle that bears his name, at a sell-out event in Edinburgh.

The celebrated scientist will join a panel discussion on the Higgs boson, a particle whose recent discovery is regarded as a milestone in modern physics.

Professor Higgs came up with a theory for the boson, which is fundamental to the laws of physics, when he was a young researcher at Edinburgh in the 1960s.

The event will be streamed live at this page at 6pm on Thursday, 20 June.


Published: 30 November 2012

The pupil booklet for the Our Living World 2 course is now online. This Biology course is studied in S1.

Published: 26 November 2012

S1 Challenge 2012/13

The Knox Outdoor Challenge Teams continue to assert their dominance.  On Friday 23rd November, seventeen enthusiastic students competed in the S1 Outdoor Education Challenge at Pressmenann Woods. Every East Lothian secondary school fielded teams to compete in seven challenges spread throughout the woods. Showing excellent team work, problem solving and orienteering skills the Knox teams placed joint sixth, fourth and first. Congratulations to every student that came out and did their best.

Published: 22 November 2012

Late Breaking rather Late Reporting News

Way back in September three intrepid Knox teams braved the scorching sun and the unforgiving blue sky to navigate around John Muir Park performing team building activities and problem solving challenges. Our teams were all proud of their achievement on the day with one celebrating last place, another third and the last placing first, winning the coveted Gold Hiking Boot. Well done everyone.

Published: 21 November 2012

On a crisp fall day three S3 teams from Knox Academy set out to compete with six other teams from Ross High and Preston Lodge.  They braved foul weather, exposed terrain and exposed legs (shorts in November! Really??) to dominate the challenge. This year's challenge was comprised of orienteering, problem solving, compass skills and negotiating thick mud and cow pats.  All our teams placed in the top five with one team placing first.  Despite the discomfort, once out of the wind and on the bus home, all participants vowed they would be back next year to compete in the S4 Outdoor Challenge.

Congratulations to all participants.