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Manchester High School for Girls

Biology

Biology affects us all, from how our bodies work to events in the environment around us. Therefore, we consider it vital for every student at Manchester High to gain a solid biological background as well as enthusiasm for the subject.

The Biology department promotes excellent working relationships between teachers and students, and our staff provides intellectually stimulating and enjoyable lessons to all. Many of our students choose A-level Biology and go on to pursue Biology related degrees and careers.

Our core Biology curriculum is enhanced by a range of extra-curricular activities and trips, designed to inspire pupils and develop their scientific skills as they progress through the School. 

Students can choose from many lunchtime clubs such as Biological Drawing and Wildlife Photography, CSI Club, STEM Club and CREST Award. There are also options of Dissection Club in the Sixth Form. Recently, we also introduced a Biology Newletter (BioVision) created by Sixth Formers for their peers.

In addition to these clubs, we run field trips with the Sixth Form to Malham Tarn, and also run a yearly trip to London Zoo with Year 7. In the past we have also taken a marine biology field trip to Turkey.

We also provide opportunities for students to enter national biology competitions such as Biology Olympiad for Year 12/13 and Biology Challenge for Year 10. We have had considerable success in both these competitions in recent years.