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Biology

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.

Latest News

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Devizes to Westminster 2022

This Easter, three crews from the Blundell’s Kayak Racing Squad were able to take part in the world famous Devizes to Westminster canoe race.

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Brilliant Blundellians

We have had a great deal of success in our Sciences this term, with many pupils achieving high in a number of national challenges.

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Two pupils awarded the Blundell’s White Blazer

White blazers are awarded to pupils who achieve Full Colours in three areas of the school.

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Blundell's fundraising activities

All four of our school charities provide us with excellent examples of what it means to care for others in practical ways and we are privileged to partner with them and learn from them.

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Blundell's in Space Spring Concert

Wednesday 16 Feb saw the extraordinary Blundell’s in Space Concert.

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Pupil Profile: Molly

Blundell’s pupil wins a place at Cambridge University to study Law.

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The Exeter Chiefs England Rugby Academy

Congratulations to Dan, Ben and Will who have been selected for the Exeter Chiefs DPP U18 Academy Programme. It's great to see our strong connections with Exeter Chiefs continue.

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Pupil Profile: Kabir

Blundell’s pupil wins a place at USA Ivy League University Dartmouth College

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Exeter Cathedral Carol Service

The carol service in Exeter Cathedral is always one of the highlights of the school calendar and this year certainly did not disappoint.

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