- Biology Team
- Extra Curricular
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Key Stage 3 - Year 7-9
- Key Stage 4 - GCSE
- Key Stage 5 - AS Level
- Key Stage 5 - A2 Level
- Category: Biology
Biology is the science of life and of living organisms. The subject is taught throughout the school using a range of teaching methods including opportunities for learning both inside and outside of the classroom. Our aim is to develop knowledge and understanding of various biological concepts giving individuals the opportunity to develop an understanding of scientific methods and the role that biology plays in today’s society.
In years 7 and 8 all girls follow an integrated science course, and Biology is taught as a separate subject from year 9. At KS4 each science discipline is taught by subject specialists, and at GCSE, the girls are studying either AQA Science and Additional Science or AQA Triple Science.
Demand for Biology in the Sixth Form is very high. Currently we have five groups following the AQA Biology specification to AS and five to A2. Results at KS5 have been consistently outstanding and more than 50% of girls elect to follow a biologically-related course at University. In recent years girls have achieved national recognition in competitions run by The Society of Biology, and they have also received AQA awards for outstanding examination performances.
Within the Biology Department the girls are offered a range of extra-curricular activities to develop their individual interests. These include: a Biology club aimed at KS4 pupils, a programme of lunch-time speakers for KS5 pupils and extension lessons. The girls are also responsible for the maintenance and care of tropical fish which are housed within the Department. Teachers provide weekly additional help at a drop-in on Tuesday lunchtimes in L6 and also offer afterschool support to any pupil if required.