What could possibly be more interesting than the study of Life itself?
Almost every day, news reports carry items that relate to Biology, from designer babies and cloning to food scares and cancer risks. It is not surprising then that the Biology Department is one of the largest departments in the school, with over 150 sixth-formers choosing to study AS and A-level Biology every year.
Eight dedicated and enthusiastic staff support and encourage students in this challenging and diverse subject. Extensive use of innovative ICT resources, traditional teaching methods and a comprehensive revision, tutoring and support system enable students to achieve grades that are some of the best in the country.
The students themselves run the very popular and highly successful Biological Society, that regularly hosts guest speakers, practical activities such as dissection and gene cloning, trips to lectures and open days, as well as discussions, ethical debates and careers advice.
The Biology Department at WGGS offers the opportunity to study the fundamental principles that make us who we are. Studying in an exciting and innovative department, you will learn the skills that are invaluable to a career in the Life Sciences, including Medicine, Dentistry, Forensics, Psychology and Veterinary Science. The challenging and diverse nature of Biology makes it a prized subject in any profession, but most importantly instils a passion for life itself.
Life in the Biology Department