The Biology Department consists of two full-time teachers and one part-time teacher who are all biology specialists. They teach all students in the Years 8 to 11, building upon the skills taught in Science in Y7.
Years 8 to 9 follow the new National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 with the “Measuring scientifically” elements embedded within the course.
At Key stage 4, three sets study the AQA Biology GCSE course and one set takes the GCSE Trilogy route. This means that all pupils will sit their examination papers at the end of Y11.
Approximately fifty students per year opt to study biology in the Sixth Form. We would encourage the combination of this A level with chemistry and/or maths due to new biochemical and mathematical demands of the course.