Biology is the study of living organisms and their interactions with each other and the environment. The subject requires the examination of biological processes at a number of levels. Throughout each key stage, Biology is a diverse and challenging subject. The varied approaches to learning within the classroom and the strength of the teaching within the department mean that the subject is popular across the age ranges at LOGS.
The new GCSE Biology syllabus gives the students the chance to gain a good understanding of human biology, organisms, evolution and the environment. It is designed to help them understand how Science can be used to explain both the world in which they live and how humans impact upon it.
The specification integrates students’ practical skills with hands-on activities, which help engage and enthuse. Students can see how science is used to solve problems ranging from infectious diseases to creating biofuels.
The course is suitable for students of all abilities, whether they intend further study in Biology or not. It can open the doors to future careers in Medicine and the Life Sciences.
We follow the AQA GCSE Biology specification and assessment is through two papers taken at the end of the two years of study. There is no longer any teacher-assessed coursework.