On entering the Biology Department, there is a real sense of life as befits this branch of science. The Department is very well equipped and housed within two large and bright teaching laboratories not to mention a mini zoo of snakes, fish and insects.
Biology is the study of complicated things that have the appearance of having been designed with a purpose.
The teachers have a real passion for Biology – this is communicated in all classes, whether it be in the more supported S1 and S2 environments or a more independent S6 AH investigation, students are gradually given more initiative and independence as they progress through the Senior School.
Each stage of a pupil’s time in Biology will offer a wide range of topics, from large scale ecology and study of the workings of the human body through to the microscopic level with cell and molecular biology.
The learning experience that a pupil will have in Biology starts with a fascinating and varied look at the diverse topics Biology has to offer.
- Have you ever wondered what the inside of a snake looks like?
- Can genes be switched on and off?
- Is there such a thing as ‘good bacteria’?
- Why does bread taste sweet after chewing?
The senior years are offered courses that prepare them to sit National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Biology with the teaching in these senior courses varied to suit the group of learners in the class as there are many opportunities for individual initiative and investigation.