In the media there are constant reminders of the importance and relevance of biological topics. Our students are frequently fascinated by these, eager to discuss, question, extend and apply their knowledge. It is therefore not surprising that Biology is a popular subject in the School.

We have a team of dedicated and experienced teachers in the department, all of whom are passionate about Biology. Our laboratories have been flexibly designed to allow the variety of learning experiences essential for our students; in addition to traditional practical work we have all the equipment necessary to effectively incorporate ICT within lessons.  Our tropical marine aquarium provides a focal point for the entrance to the department and is an important resource for our teaching.

As part of their course our Sixth Form students spend one week studying ecology at Leeson House Field Studies Centre in Dorset. This enables them to engage with professional ecologists and to study Biology at first hand.

Head of Department, Mr Aellen, shares more information on studying Biology at King Edward VI School.


For more information about the Biology Department, click here.