At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils
  • For a place in Year 7 in September 2017, click here for more information.
  • Interested in becoming a teacher? Click here for more information about our School Direct Teacher Training.
  • Open Evening on Tuesday 26 September 2017, 4pm to 7pm. No appointment necessary
  • Biology

    Biology forms part of the compulsory science curriculum at GCSE, and students in years 9 to 11 follow the AQA science specification. Students complete ‘core’ and ‘additional’ biology courses, supported by a ‘how science works’ element of their learning. Topics followed include Keeping Healthy, Nerves and Hormones and Interdependence and Adaptations. Extra activities are held during the year. Assessment is through internal tests, external unit exams and ISAs: in addition, students are judged on their practical skills. The students carry out experiments including measuring breathing rates and volumes, studying effects of antibiotics and making yoghurt. Biology forms an important component of the double award Science GCSE: many students will be permitted to study for a separate Biology GCSE.