“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man” Charles Darwin


Biology is the study of living things. Through the IGCSE course, pupils learn about plants, animals, bacteria, fungi, protoctists and, despite not being classified as ‘living’, viruses.

Pupils explore how structure relates to function in living organisms and grow to understand the complex interrelations between the multitude of organisms that inhabit the ecosystems found here, on Earth.

The Biology Department is extremely well resourced and is supported by highly qualified technicians. Pupils are inspired through a mixture of practical work, dissection and individual study.

The department regularly attends external lectures and through co-curricular activities, pupils are encouraged to learn about the role and importance of Biology in society, relating it to important global and contemporary issues.

Each year, a number of CHS pupils are entered for the British Biology Olympiad and Biology Challenge and many go on to study Biology-related courses at university.