Biology is the study of living organisms and their environments. During the last century our knowledge of Biology has expanded at a staggering rate, and we now take for granted many of the greatest advances in Biology and medicine, which have improved our health and general lifestyle. The biological sciences are the most diverse of subjects – from molecular Biology to the biosphere.
A qualification in Biology equips you with key skills: literacy, numeracy, social awareness, and an ability to make connections between natural, social, economic, political and technological fields.
Biology is a strong and popular subject at Eltham College with many students choosing to follow Biology-related degrees.
The department aims:
- To provide Biology teaching of the highest quality in an environment that encourages a high quality of learning, good relationships and scientific integrity.
- To engage, motivate and challenge all students and to develop an interest in and enjoyment of the study of living organisms.
- To encourage the spirit of enquiry and tolerance of others’ views.
- To encourage an attitude of curiosity and scientific enquiry and to give a variety and range of work for learning and understanding biological principles.
We do this by delivering lessons which maintain a balance between biological theory, demonstration and students’ experimental work.