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生物学

We aim to inspire our students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the natural world…

What could be more relevant and interesting than understanding how we function and how we interact with our environment?  We not only strive for academic excellence, but try to develop an interest in the world around us. The department is passionate about all areas of 生物学 and we aim to enthuse our students about animals, 植物, 保护, 生态, 医学研究, 微生物学, 生物技术……这样的例子不胜枚举! 

正规外围买球app:

The 生物学 Department is an enthusiastic and progressive department striving to stimulate and challenge motivated students. We are not complacent about our results and we constantly evolve our teaching styles and keep up-to-date with recent subject developments. The department is staffed by four specialists and 生物学 is taught as a separate subject throughout the 原理图ool. There are currently three well-equipped laboratories used for 生物学 teaching, and lessons are expertly prepared by two science technicians shared with 物理 and 化学. Staff incorporate practical work into their teaching at all levels. This develops the boys’ practical skills and deepens their understanding of the theory, as well as providing an enjoyable and lively learning environment. We are fortunate to benefit from extensive grounds where we can carry out 生态 fieldwork; this includes open grass, 林地和池塘. 正规外围买球app还有一个温室, 一个分配区域, 豚鼠和一些深受喜爱的植物.

关键阶段3

所有的学生都上一门公共正规外围买球app. KS3的教学以小组形式进行. 32). 这门正规外围买球app旨在激发年轻人的热情, enquiring minds with a combination of challenging practical and theory work. 生物学 is taught as a separate science and is studied for two lessons across a fortnight, 正规外围买球app一小时.

七年级工作计划涵盖的主题:

  • 细胞 & 显微镜
  • 扩散
  • 骨头 & 肌肉
  • 变异
  • 人类生殖
  • 植物繁殖
  • 生态系统

八年级工作计划涵盖的主题:

  • 进化
  • 继承
  • 消化
  • 呼吸
  • 呼吸
  • 光合作用

关键阶段4

From Year 9, all students follow AQA GCSE 生物学 (specification code: 8461). We aim for high levels of academic success achieved through stimulating and varied teaching activities. 整个KS4的教学分为四组,每组25名学生. 每一组都有不同的能力. Textbooks are provided and there are four lessons across a fortnight. It is departmental policy to try to ensure that the same member of staff stays with a set throughout KS4.

Post-16

The Post-16 course currently offered is AQA A2 生物学 (specification code: 7402). There were 66 students for the 2021 A2 examinations, with 74 preparing for those in June 2022. Each group is taught by two teachers and there are nine lessons across a fortnight. 

正规外围买球app的学生中有许多人上职业正规外围买球app, 比如医学和牙科, but we are delighted that some students choose to study Biological Sciences at university.

 

最近的考试成绩

 Our results reflect the hard work of students and teachers, and are consistently outstanding. 公开考试的成绩非常令人满意. The statistics for 2019 (last external public examinations prior to the pandemic) are that 64% of our students obtained a grade 8 or 9. For A level, 62% of students secured an A or A*, with 80% scoring A*-B grades.

部门风气

The ethos within the department is a belief that teaching should be as practical and active as possible. We aim to enthuse students by building a thorough grounding in the core principles of 生物学, 同时也提供有挑战性的任务. We encourage students to engage in their learning by asking difficult questions and discussing current issues.

强调自主学习, as is the need to extend beyond the constraints of the specification. We do not believe in spoon-feeding and lesson activities are tailored to different teaching groups accordingly.

浓缩

Responsibilities for extra-curricular activities are shared within the department and vary from year to year. 最近,其中包括一个流行的生物俱乐部, 仓鼠升值社会, 大鼠解剖俱乐部, 微生物学俱乐部, 分配俱乐部和园艺俱乐部. Our gardening club has gained all five of the national Royal Horticultural Society School Gardening Awards. 来完成这些, 男孩子们学会了园艺, 给当地的养老院送花, 用沙拉蔬菜做三明治, 在学校里出售他们的产品和植物. Other exciting ventures include biology club incubating chicken eggs and monitoring their hatching and development before housing them with a local chicken keeper. The popularity of this activity led to hand-rearing runner ducks and quails, 它们都没有被吃掉!

每年, our Year 10 students compete in the 生物学 Big Quiz at The University of Birmingham; we were the overall winners in 2018. All students in Years 9 and 10 are entered for the national 生物学 Challenge and our sixth form biologists can choose to participate in the 生物学 Olympiads. We are particularly proud that one of our A level Biologists was a 2017 finalist in the British 生物学 Olympiad, 全国排名前16的学生.

自2015年以来, our A level biologists have enjoyed an annual residential field trip to FSC Nettlecombe, 萨默塞特. Outside speakers have included a visiting neuroscientist for Year 13 students and a live animal workshop for Year 7 students. University masterclasses and entry to external competitions are actively promoted, although we believe that students should take personal responsibility for embracing these opportunities. 不幸的是, the pandemic has currently curtailed most extracurricular opportunities but we hope to resume these as soon as possible.