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Biology

Year 8 Biology

We consider Science to be a fundamentally essential subject in the understanding of the world around us. Science teaches us about ourselves and the world we live in including what we need to protect and preserve not only our life but the life of all organisms living on planet Earth.  Lessons are taught with a practical bias looking at finding out why things happen, allowing the boys to discover for themselves but then backing this up with the theory to gain a complete understanding of each of the topic areas covered.

Facilities

We have a bespoke laboratory for each of the science disciplines. Our lessons are practically based with specialist teachers of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Autumn Term

Organisms:

Gas exchange
Breathing
Drugs, smoking and alcohol
Nutrients
Food tests
Diet 
Digestive system

Spring Term

Ecosystems:

Aerobic respiration
Anaerobic respiration
Biotechnology
Plants
Photosynthesis 
Plant minerals

Summer Term

Genes:

Natural selection 
Darwin
Extinction
Preserving biodiversity
Inheritance 
DNA
Genetics
Genetic modification

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