Curriculum Vision and Implementation
“To help develop and nurture a passion for exploring and discovering the natural world”
Highest academic expectations
A rich Biology curriculum and high student expectations work towards excellent academic outcomes.
Succeed in their chosen pathway
Specialist teachers provide varied approaches to teaching & learning via classroom teaching, practical activities & Google Classroom.
Ambition and preparation for life beyond education
An appreciation of the natural world is provided via a rich, varied curriculum pathway that encourages independent thinking and problem solving in order to support student progress.
Individual responsibility and respect
Biology lessons are based upon strict adherence to lab health & safety and the nurturing of a positive learning atmosphere of mutual respect.
Academically challenging, ambitious and stimulating curriculum
Lessons are structured to provide high levels of challenge, variety & pupil engagement. Lessons and homework provide built in opportunities for extension.
A modern education
Google Classroom has been developed to provide students with a variety of topic based learning/enrichment activities. Practical work is consistently used as appropriate to support and enhance student learning.
Develop strength of character and resilience
Lesson tasks and homework activities are designed to incorporate appropriate level of challenge and encourage student resilience.
Extra curricular diet and personal development opportunities
Students visit Chester Zoo in year 8 to enhance their appreciation of both the animal and plant world. Students in year 7 & 8 participate in a house based science fair project.
Students are encouraged to appreciate the ethical aspects of the subject and develop a cohesive understanding of complex biological issues e.g. stem cells.
Personal and professional excellence and realising potential
Biology is a successful and popular subject that provides students with the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills that will enable students to fulfil potential.
Success and achievement
Student success in the subject is celebrated via achievement points, VISAs, letters of approbation and verbal/written feedback.
True to subjects core content and concepts
Students are provided with a rich, detailed biology curriculum that develops and embeds an understanding of the natural world.
Skills to flourish in the modern world
A range of thinking skills that encourage problem solving and practical skills incorporating data analysis.
Future leaders with courage and integrity
The development of empathetic learners equipped with the skills & confidence to make informed decisions based upon analysis of evidence.