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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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Pupil Profile: Meg

Blundell’s pupil awarded scholarship to top American University.

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Autumn Term Garden Open Day

The autumn sunshine helped ensure the Open Day was another successful event in the Blundell’s Garden. Year 1 started the activities with snail races and using Playdough to make models of insects and items they found in the garden.

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Pupil Profile: Harry

Since joining Blundell’s in Year 9, Harry’s academic achievements have gone from strength to strength. He quickly made himself known as a talented mathematician with a gift for the sciences and an aptitude for hard work.

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Blundell's on film

There has been considerable excitement around school this term as we had a film crew in to shoot footage for our new school promotional video.

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One Day Event

Congratulations to all the equestrian riders that took part in the Blundell’s One Day Event (ODE) this year. The ODE is aimed at South West Schools teams and individuals.

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GCSE & A-Level Results 2021

After a year of disruptions and interruptions we are delighted to celebrate the resilience, adaptability, and diligence of our pupils as they received their A-Level and GCSE result.

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Tatler Schools Guide

‘Blundell’s is the archetypal all-rounder, and it certainly isn’t lacking in spirit.’ ‘Pupils feel supported and stimulated’

Senior School News