Last updated: October 17th, 2023



Teachers of Science

  • Miss M Ambridge
  • Miss K Atherton
  • Mrs V Barclay
  • Miss V Bates
  • Miss S Clark
  • Miss L Cook (Curriculum Leader)
  • Miss H Dare
  • Mr L Evans
  • Mrs A Fairclough
  • Miss K Heeley
  • Mr M Lenton
  • Miss V J Sears
  • Mrs E Temple
  • Mr M Woodhams
  • Mr S Young

Reasons to Study Biology

Biology is a fascinating subject, the study of which will see you learn about the natural world and all the living things within it. Gaining an A-level in this subject opens up a vast range of opportunities for both university degrees and career options, many of which can take you all around the world. Students choose Biology for a number of reasons — perhaps you have a specific career in mind that requires a Biology qualification or maybe you are simply interested in the human body, or in the natural world around us. Alongside in depth knowledge of the biological world, biologists also develop skills and understanding of scientific methods, data analysis, observation, correlations and causal relationships. Given the group work that occurs throughout the course, students also develop good teamwork and communication skills.

Our Vision for Biology

Students at SJB study science as it helps our understanding of the world around us. Everything we know about the universe, from how trees reproduce to what an atom is made up of, is the result of scientific research and experiment. Human progress throughout history has largely rested on advances in science. From our knowledge of gravity to cutting-edge medicines, students of Science have shaped our modern world. All of these advances can trace their origin back to individuals learning about science as students. That’s why it is in all our interests to promote Science as a subject at SJB; it ensures the next wave of progress in all of the fields that affect our daily lives.

Career Paths

Biology opens the doors to a huge range of degree courses and career paths including:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Scientific research
  • Optometry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Environmental Research
  • Science teaching
  • Science Journalism
  • Banking
  • Civil Service
  • Industrial Research
  • Law (Patent and General)
  • The City – financial careers

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