Year 13 PPE preparation task

The Year 13 PPE will contain questions from the F214 paper, therefore chapters 1 t0 6 will need revising. The PPE preparation task is to be completed as a part of your revision. The task is the equivalent of approximately two past papers. This task is available on the link below and the drop down menu from the A2 Biology page. Please read the instructions carefully and ENJOY.

Nuffield Research Placements for Year 12

Information leaflet: Nuffield Research Placements

Nuffield Research Placements provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians for a period of 4-6 weeks during the summer break.

Students in the first year of a post-16 Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) course are eligible to apply (this includes Computer Science and Social Sciences). Placements are available in universities, commercial companies, voluntary organisations and research institutions.

We particularly encourage students who don’t have a family history of going to university or who attend schools in less well-off areas. We make sure no-one is excluded on a financial basis by covering students’ travel costs. Some students may also be eligible for a bursary of £80 per week in addition to travel expenses.

The deadline for applications for 2016 is February 29th.  Applications must be made through our online system:

Year 12 Biology PPE

Year 12 biologists will need to revise these chapters for their PPE:

  • 2.1.1 – Basic components of living systems
  • 2.1.2 – Biological molecules
  • 2.1.3 – Nucleotides and nucleic acids
  • 2.1.4 – Enzymes
  • 2.1.5 – Plasma membranes
  • 2.1.6 – Cell divisions
  • 3.1.1 – Exchange surfaces and breathing
  • 4.1.1 – Classification and Evolution

Sherborne School Science Festival – Biology Talks

As part of the Sherborne School Science Festival Mr Moore will be going to the following talks on Thursday Evening:

Dr Emily Grossman – Revolutions in Biology, 5pm to 6pm – Sherborne Girls

Professor Bruce Hood – The Domesticated Brain, 7.45pm to 9pm – Sherborne School (Boys) Big School Room

If you would like to attend please let Mr Moore know so he can book you a place. You need to organise your own transport, but the events are free. For more information, click HERE to see a pdf of the events.

The Importance of Helmets!!

The picture below shows a cycling helmet belonging to a friend of Gryphon Science following an accident. From a distance the helmet looks only superficially damaged, however the surgeon who spent over 4 hours reconstructing the cyclist’s face say it saved his life. Alex's helmet following his accident

Listen to Sir Bradley Wiggins, “help yourself by wearing a helmet”!

“We can do science, and with it, we can improve our lives…” Carl Sagan


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