Which is more dangerous: A shark or your own bed?

In light of recent events in New South Wales (see this article for more information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29108870) Gryphon Science thought we’d come to the defence of sharks.

On average there are 4.2 fatal shark attacks worldwide in a year. Just to put this into perspective, every year 450 Americans die falling out of their bed.

And how about the non-fatal attacks? Well between 2006-2010 there were 176 non-fatal shark attacks. Compare this to hippos, which since they kill 2, 900 people annually, could have potentially killed 11, 600 people in this time!

Food for thought indeed!

AS and A2 Biology Textbooks. PLEASE within 2 weeks

AS OCR

Book Description

Publication Date: 21 Feb 2008 | ISBN-10: 0435691805 | ISBN-13: 978-0435691806 | Edition: 1

Produced in partnership with OCR for the 2008 OCR A Level Biology specification, this Student Book offers accessible and engaging material, and focus on the integration of How Science Works to help students understand the underlying principles of science.

  • OCR Biology terminology is used throughout to ensure students are acquainted with the type of vocabulary used in the exams.
  • Structured in line with the OCR specification with exciting content presented as double page spreads to help students easily assimilate and locate information.
  • Contains learning objectives within the spreads, taken from the specification, as well as questions to test understanding and knowledge.
  • Plenty of worked examples and exam-style questions demonstrate how to approach complex questions.
  • FREE Exam Café CD-ROM containing an array of student-friendly study, revision and exam preparation tools to support students and enable them to prepare thoroughly for their exams.

A2 OCR

Book Description

Publication Date: 9 Dec 2008 | ISBN-10: 0435691902 | ISBN-13: 978-0435691905 | Edition: 1

Produced in partnership with OCR for the 2008 OCR A Level Biology specification, this Student Book offers accessible and engaging material, and focus on the integration of How Science Works to help students understand the underlying principles of science.

  • OCR Biology terminology is used throughout to ensure students are acquainted with the type of vocabulary used in the exams.
  • Structured in line with the OCR specification with exciting content presented as double page spreads to help students easily assimilate and locate information.
  • Stretch and Challenge sections throughout the book support this part of the specification.
  • Plenty of worked examples and exam-style questions demonstrate how to approach complex questions.
  • Contains learning objectives within the spreads, taken from the specification, as well as questions to test understanding and knowledge.
  • FREE Exam Café CD-ROM, containing an array of student-friendly study, revision and exam preparation tools to support students and enable them to prepare thoroughly for their exams.

 

To all our Biologists. A2 BIOLOGISTS PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH

The Biology Department are so proud of you all. Another awesome year of results.

Those of you that have completed A2 please keep in touch and let the Biology Department know of all your adventures and next steps: biology@gryphon.dorset.sch.uk.

AS students, well done on excellent results, bring on the A2.

Incoming AS students, the Biology Department is looking forward to meeting you all.

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

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