Biology teaching at The Academy builds on pupils’ awe and natural curiosity about themselves, other living organisms and the natural world around them. Our intention is raise all pupils’ awareness of the importance of Biology in their life as responsible citizens. We hope to produce young people who don’t just know and understand some aspects of Biology, but can also confidently express their opinions on topical viewpoints and can contribute in a positive manner to discussions about aspects of Biology which impact on their lives. At the same time, we endeavour to excite and encourage those who view the study of Biology as an important part of their future career aspirations.
Pupils will study Biology at all levels, from the microscopic dimensions of cells and their molecules, right up to how animals and plants interact with their living and non-living environment. Running through their studies as a central theme will be the importance of an evidence-based approach to solving problems.