Girls enjoy Biology at JAGS and it is a popular A level choice. The AQA specifications are followed at GCSE and A level. From the word go, girls do lots of practicals and discussions are integral in lessons.
Facilities are excellent and teachers use presentations and computers as well as traditional models to help illustrate ideas. The botany gardens provide an unusual teaching resource and are an ideal area for teaching practical ecology and in Year 7 and 8 girls that wish to have some hands-on practical botany experience, there is the opportunity to join the horticulture club in which they can grow their vegetables and flowers. A weekly Biology Society provides opportunities for girls of all ages to learn about Biology beyond the curriculum and activities range from dissection to incubating chicken eggs. A Medical Society offers the opportunity for older girls to hear talks and learn about a career in medicine as well as helping them through every element of preparing to do so for those that aspire to.
The Biology curriculum is broad covering aspects of human physiology, health, disease and biotechnology. In class, girls enjoy discussing topics ranging from the exciting advances that have been made in Biology to topical issues that attract media attention.