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Welcome To The Science Department



Mrs Armstrong

Mrs Brady (Head of Biology)

Mr O’Carroll

Mr Toner


Mrs Kelly

Mr Molloy

Mr O’Kane (Head of Chemistry)

Mr Walls (Senior Teacher)


Mrs S Bell (Head of Science and Physics)

Mr Hanna

Mr Mc Gale (Vice Principal)

Miss Mulholland

Science Department: Aims

We as a department aim to:

Science teaching at Saint Patrick’s College aims to give all pupils a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge.  We endeavour to inspire scientifically literate, confident and curious problem solvers for the future.

Science Department:

Subject Information

Science Department: Careers

Science career misconceptions

Jobs can involve doing bizarre and pointless experiments, like cloning sheep, creating monsters with human emotions, or creating crunchy and chocolatey breakfast cereals.

Lab work may involve working in silence in laboratories, whilst you inject things into petri dishes, peer through microscopes and check the acidity of various liquids.

But science careers are definitely not routine, boring and pointless. In fact, these careers are some of the most varied, important and challenging jobs in the world. This sector covers so many fascinating career disciplines, so before you make the decision to get into science, you should firstly discover what it’s really all about.

Science career realities

Some science jobs are about innovation, discovery and research. It’s about trying things, doing experiments and making exhilarating scientific breakthroughs. Doing things that nobody else has ever done before. Improving people’s lives, improving commercial enterprises and developing our knowledge and understanding of people, nature, the world and the universe.

Careers in science are genuinely some of the most exciting, interesting and significant out there.

The phrase “the sky’s the limit” doesn’t even apply to careers in science. Much like the universe, careers in scientific research and development are literally limitless; new things can always be discovered and things can always be improved.

Jobs in this sector stretch across so many different fascinating areas. If you thought that the differences between chemistry, physics, biology and maths were complex enough, then you’re in for a shock. Thousands of specialisms exist, from astrophysics and marine biology to zoological sciences and pharmacology.


Science career options

Research is an integral part of every scientific career. This involves applying the right principles and exploiting one’s curiosity. A purely research-based scientific career can be explored within an academic institution. However, research makes practical applications possible, so research- and development-focused careers in applied science are much more popular.


Product and process development is another popular area. Typically working within the manufacturing and production industry, these scientists work alongside research and development teams, and use their expertise to develop efficient processes for the manufacturing of quality products, ranging from foodstuffs to cosmetics.

Another growing area in this sector is sales. Scientific salesmen use their knowledge to sell bespoke products to other companies, and selling products such as adhesives, medical supplies, and chemicals.


There are so many careers that use science check out this website:

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