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Biology
Biology is a Science of three dimensions.

The first is the study of each species across all levels of biological organisation, molecule to cell to organism to population to ecosystem.

The second dimension is the diversity of all species in the biosphere.

The third dimension is the history of each species in turn, comprising both its genetic evolution and the environmental change that drove the evolution.”

– Edward O. Wilson, 'Systematics and the Future of Biology', Systematics and the Origin of Species: on Ernst Mayr's 100th anniversary, Volume 102, Issues 22-26 (2005)

The three levels of Biology, as described above, cover the whole spectrum of life and our continued study of it. As a department our aims are to encourage enthusiasm, enquiry, independent learning and to enhance a student’s understanding further through the use of technology.

Biology is taught within the subject of ‘Science’ at Key Stage 3.

At Key Stage 4 (KS4) students study Biology for two years following the Edexcel IGCSE specification; this has both Double Award and Separate Science routes available within it. When studying Biology at Key Stage 5 (KS5) students work towards firstly an AS in Biology and often subsequently a full A2, following the Edexcel specification. This course is very popular with the students and gives them an excellent basis for higher level study which can lead to degree courses such as Biological Sciences or Medicine.

Our KS4 and KS5 courses are usually delivered by the same teacher for the entire course and the school has specialist Biology Laboratories that are well resourced for a variety of high level practical investigations.

Biology is a Science of three dimensions.
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