Pupils develop a broad range of skills including experimental techniques, data analysis, problem solving and an understanding of fundamental concepts which determine how organisms work. The course seeks to engender curiosity about the way we interact with organisms on our planet and to develop a critical appreciation of how human impacts can have both beneficial and harmful consequences for life on earth.
In Year 11 the course aims to develop in pupils an extensive understanding of Biology required by the IGCSE syllabus, improve critical thinking and problem solving skills, refine experimental design skills, improve the scientific literacy of pupils and prepare pupils for further study in Biology.
The School is equipped with a purpose-built Biology laboratory with a wide range of apparatus and models which are used by pupils in order to develop expertise in a practical understanding of Biology. There is also access to excellent interactive resources such as TWIG Science.
There is a weekly Science club which seeks explore investigations outside the demands of the curriculum to consolidate understanding of Biology and to enable pupils to appreciate the applications of Science in a broader context.
In addition, there are opportunities during the academic year for Mill Hill International pupils to visit the Science Museum and carry out field work to enhance their experience of Biology and its applications.