Welcome to the Biology Department website

What is Biology?

Biology is the study of life in all its forms, from single cells to whole organisms and how they interact with each other and their environment.

Why Study Biology? 

A qualification in Biology opens doors to a wide range of careers. Biology  is involved in our everyday lives and there is a vast range of jobs and careers open to those who have studied Biology at any level; great career opportunities exist both inside and outside the lab.

Not all Biologist wear white coats!

Biologists are leaders in the research and understanding of a wide variety of diseases and develop innovative medicines and treatments to help those in need. 

The knowledge biologists have of the human body helps develop and improve physical fitness and wellbeing in the leisure industry.

Biologists are also integral to our criminal justice system which relies on biologists to collect and analyse evidence from crime scenes. 

Biologists are also leading on ways to protect crops and animals ensuring the safety of our food to help solve issues with food production and assist us to combat the effects of climate change and environmental pollution. For further information on a career in Biology visit www.biocareers.org.uk


National 4/5 - Cell Biology
National 4/5 - Multicellular Organisms
National 4/5 - Life on Earth
Higher Biology
Advanced Higher Biology