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Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, from molecular biology to ecosystems and from microorganisms to mammoths.

It is a subject in which significant advances occur frequently, particularly in the areas of Genetics and Biotechnology, and many of these are studied as part of our Biology courses. Our courses help pupils develop a number of skills; how to collect data and evaluate it, how to investigate facts and use deduction, how to put over your point of view effectively and how to take responsibility for your own learning. Our pupils perform well in examinations and successfully compete in national competitions. We run a range of extracurricular activities, from lectures and careers talks through to the dissection club and the biology garden growing club.

Many pupils enjoy the subject so much they eventually choose a biologically related degree course. We run very successful Oxbridge, Medic and Veterinary programmes and for the last four years, all pupils on these programmes have been called for interview. Others who study Biology go on to careers in areas such as law, computing, accounting or teaching. Whatever field you will eventually work in, you will find biology a very rewarding and challenging course which will develop many of the skills essential for a successful career.

Our Department is well equipped, possessing five laboratories with a wide range of high specification practical equipment. We also have wildlife and vegetable gardens, an extensive succulent collection and small animal collection.

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St Joseph's Rugby Festival

Blundell's at St Joseph's Rugby Festival!

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Provisional Choral Scholarships from Somerville College, Oxford

A huge congratulations to Jack and Finn for receiving provisional Choral Scholarship from Somerville College, Oxford.

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Foyle Young Poet of the Year

Congratulations to Freya (Y13) who has won the prestigious award for her work!

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Williams Cup 2023

Year 9 took to Haytor on Dartmoor for the 2023 Williams Cup!

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Academic Full Colours

Congratulations to Freya who is the first student of the academic year to be awarded Full Colours.

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First Gold DofE Award of this academic year!

Congratulations to Isobel who has been awarded the first Gold DofE Award of the academic year!

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CCF Royal Marines Summer Camp

Blundell's Royal Marine Cadets attended a summer camp with cadets from schools and units of the CCF RM, the Sea Cadets Corps and the Volunteer Cadet Corps from as far afield as Scotland and London, and, as close as Plymouth.

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Blundell's Rugby stars feature in the Exeter Chiefs Academy

Congratulations to Jamie and Jack on their Rugby success this summer.

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Summer sparkles for Blundell's cricket stars!

Playing on the front foot, Blundell's stars have a summer of cricket success.

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