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  • Biology

    Department Profile

    Mr J Soane BSc (Hons.) - Head of Biology
    Ms P Chimutwi BA (Hons.)

    Ms A Fleming BSc (Hons.)
    Dr N Hawa BSc (Hons.)  PhD
    Miss A Hussain BSc (Hons.)

    Mrs C Upton BSc (Hons.) MA - Director of Science
    Mrs C Tovar BSc (Hons.)
     - Biology Technician


    The Biology department is a successful curriculum area consisting of six teachers and a technical support team. There are two specialist Biology laboratories, consisting of state-of-the-art equipment. Biology is offered as a separate subject at all levels, and is a very popular choice for many students at post-16 level. Biology is a rewarding subject, and there is good team spirit within staff and students, who work together to create a positive, industrious and enjoyable working environment. The department is very hands-on and keeps a range of animals (including fish and reptiles) and plants.

     

     

    Cross-curricular Links

    The Biology department works with other departments and faculties on a regular basis including Drama, Geography and Music (middle years projects), English (creative writing) and Art (sculpture projects). During Science Week the department holds forensic sessions, dissections, lectures and other events.

     

    Dale Fort group photo 2015

     

    A brittle star

     

    A sandeel

     

    At the rocky shore

     

    Castle Beach 2015

     

    Outside the chimpanzee enclosure at Whipsnade Zoo

     

    Snow at Whipsnade Zoo 2015

     

    The giraffe enclosure

     

    Downloads

    File Name
    Biology sixth form subject information booklet 2015
    Whipsnade Zoo Visit - 23rd January 2015 Joseph photos
    Zoo Trip article 28.1.14