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BIOLOGY

BIOLOGY OVERVIEW

Biology is a rapidly developing science and very much at the heart of the problems and triumphs of modern life. At Queen Anne’s we aim to stimulate curiosity, interest and enjoyment in biology and promote an awareness of its significance in personal, social and environmental contexts. We strive to provide in-depth knowledge and understanding to enable our pupils to take an informed interest and formulate informed opinions in matters of scientific importance. Throughout the school, practical work is an integral part of learning biology and girls experience both guided and open-ended practical investigations. During these the girls are encouraged to make accurate observations and measurements; record systematically and use experiments to answer questions or investigate hypotheses. Our efforts to foster independent thinking and thirst for knowledge extend to our pupil-led clubs. The sixth form biologists are charged with planning and running stimulating activities for pupils lower down the school so as to fuel their interests within and beyond the curriculum.


THE BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT TEAM

Head of Science: Mrs Sarah Eagle
Head of Biology: Mrs Elizabeth Beer
Biology: Mr Roman Martin
Biology: Miss Annabel Oddie
Biology: Mr Nigel Todd
Biology: Mrs Helen Rich
Biology: Mrs Andrea Watson

THE BIOLOGY CURRICULUM

Our Science Centre is a state-of-the art building with seven laboratories; all are fully networked with computer points at each work space. A class set of laptops is available for accessing the internet and the VLE (virtual learning environment), for modelling, simulations and data-logging. Every lab has a data projector, with most also having Smart Boards. The building has a dedicated Sixth Form computer suite, a dark room and an integral greenhouse on the top floor.

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