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In our biology department we have a strong and experienced team of teaching staff, excellent laboratories and countless support, providing pupils with a stimulating environment and every opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Dr Stone, Head of Science

Science is beautiful when it makes simple explanations of phenomena or connections between different observations.

Professor Stephen Hawking, English Theoretical Physicist

Why Study Biology?

Not a day passes without biology being in the news. From cutting edge findings of genetic research, the impacts of climate change and the role of living organisms in renewable energy to the conservation of endangered species, the role of the environment on our genes in the expanding field of epigenetics, and finding cures for current and emerging diseases.

Our biologists will be the creators, consumers and decision-makers of these areas in the future.

A Journey of Discovery from Ecosystems to Cellular Life
A year of excitement and freedom in which we nurture and develop our pupils’ natural curiosity in the living world. We carefully select topics to engage our pupils' passion for biology. Starting in Year 9 we look at understanding the interactions between the living and non-living environment using the outdoor learning environment of our science garden and pond as a model ecosystem. The curriculum is supplemented by a visit to the Eden Project to undertake a conservation strategy exercise before embarking on some GCSE material. 

At GCSE, we study the AQA specification but expand the experience beyond this specification. Pupils visit ‘Science Live’ in Bristol for a day of lectures from expert keynote speakers and science-based activities. A structured programme of revision and support enables our GCSE pupils to achieve excellent grades in Biology with many choosing to study the subject at A-level.

Rebecca Stone

BSc (Hons) - Bristol University / PhD - University of Birmingham
Head of Science, Head of Biology

Sam Florey

BSc (Hons) - University of Bath
Biology Teacher

Imogen Pardoe

BSc (Hons) - University of Plymouth
Biology Teacher

Emily Coombe

BA (Hons), MRes - Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Biology Teacher

Verity Tucker-Brown

BSc (Hons) - London South Bank University
Biology Teacher
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