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The Biology Department at Haberdashers' Adams seeks to inspire pupils about the diversity of life on planet Earth and the fundamental processes like biochemistry, genetics and physiology that are at work within all living organisms. We aim to train pupils as precise but sceptical scientists, who have the confidence to communicate their ideas with eloquence, but also the resilience to achieve their aspirational life goals.

At Key Stage Three, pupils are provided with a grounding in the fundamental topics like cells, respiration and digestion. Practical work is a regular feature of lessons, to both inform understanding and bring the science alive.

We start GCSE study in Year 9, and follow the Edexcel specification. Spreading the course over three years allows for a rich blend of theory, practical investigation and assessment, all with the aim of developing each individual’s potential.

At A-level, we follow the OCR A biology specification with the emphasis placed upon developing the understanding, skills  and competence of each individual as a potentially professional scientist, as they prepare for the next step on their career path.

This science is no longer a single discipline but more of a landscape of career opportunities. As biologists, we aim to inform and engage pupils about the diversity of routes that their interests provide. Empowered, each pupil can then embark upon their journey knowing they are equipped to make a full and active contribution to life in the 21st century.  

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Teaching Staff

Miss NM Mann
B.Sc. (Keele)
Head of Biology and Deputy Head of Webb

Miss K Evans
B.Sc. (St Andrews)
Head of Careers

Mrs LE Kendall
B.Sc. (Bangor)

Mrs JL McEwan
B.Sc. (Bristol)

Mrs R Williams
B.Sc. (Harper Adams)