Biology

In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.

– Charles Darwin

Mrs. Kass Orchard

Head of Biology

Miss. Linda Mardaymootoo

Ms. Sam Druce

Mr. Sam Tresman

Ms. Becky Field

Mr. Sam Tresman

Mrs. Kass Orchard

Head of Biology

Ms. Sam Druce

Miss. Linda Mardaymootoo

Ms. Becky Field

Biology Technician

Biology is the study of the living world. Through studying the world around us we are able to discover more about the many species that inhabit the Earth, including how they function, evolve and interact with us and other living organisms. The field of biology has seen many advances in areas such as medicine, agriculture and biotechnology. We are better able to understand more about the past through the study of genetics and evolution and together with research in ecology and conservation we are finding ways to help shape and save the future of our planet.

The FUS Biology department aim to provide a broad a balanced Biology curriculum that will engage and inspire our students. Delivered by a team of experienced biology specialists we hope to encourage the Biologists of the future

Curriculum

Our curriculum aims to build upon and consolidate knowledge from KS3, giving opportunities for collaborative and independent learning as well as developing key practical and exam skills throughout the course.

Year 9 –

Cell biology – This includes the structure and function of cells, microscopy, cell transport and cell division

Organisation – This includes digestion and enzymes and the Heart, blood and blood vessels

Year 10 –

Bioenergetics – This includes plant tissues, Photosynthesis and respiration

Infection and response – This includes communicable diseases in plant and animals, the immune response, preventing and treating disease

Inheritance – This includes inheritance, inherited diseases, variation, evolution and natural selection.

Year 11 –

Ecology –  This includes ecosystems, sampling methods, biodiversity, conservation, human impacts

Homeostasis – This includes the nervous system (brain, eye, controlling body temperature) and the endocrine (hormonal) system (Blood glucose, kidneys, reproductive hormones)