Biology affects all of us, whether via local or global events or through an understanding of how our own bodies work. Therefore we consider it vital for every boy at Hampton School to gain a solid biological background.
Hampton’s Biology Department promotes excellent working relationships between teachers and pupils and our staff provide intellectually stimulating, enjoyable lessons to all. We are delighted that Biology exam results are consistently excellent.
Aims of Biology Department
- To encourage enthusiasm and a passion for the study of Biology
- To encourage the learning of a body of biological knowledge, which can be directly or indirectly applied to life issues
- To develop a healthy respect for all living things and the environment
- To develop an understanding of the scientific method and its application
All Third Years participate in the annual Biology Challenge Competition, run by the Royal Society of Biology. This aims to stimulate and reward pupils’ curiosity for the natural world and encourages them to take an interest in Biology outside of school. A Level pupils compete in the British Biology Olympiad aiming to be selected as a member of the UK Team competing in the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) which involves the top pre-university biology students in the world.
Hampton offers superb science facilities and Biology lessons are taught in seven purpose built laboratories offering extensive opportunities for practical work. Pupils are encouraged to observe our wide selection of animals which includes snakes, hamsters and a fire-bellied toad to help nurture an interest in animal behaviour and welfare. Senior Biologists have the opportunity to carry out DNA practical work including the genetic engineering of bacteria, and other cutting-edge technologies.