Ways of Seeing Conference
Sixth Formers attend 'Ways of Seeing' Conference at the British Museum
Day of Languages
A House language and cultural knowledge quiz was held in H5.
Rotary Public Speaking Competition
Farlington's Senior Team wins the Horsham Rotary Club's Public Speaking competition.
Christmas Fair 2013
Farlington PTA Christmas Gift Fair was a great success
Tickets for Treasure Island on 27th-29th November now available.
Biology involves the study of a wide range of exciting topics, ranging from molecular biology to the study of ecosystems and from microorganisms to mammoths. Biology is never far from the headlines either!
The human genome has been sequenced and we know the complete arrangement of the three thousand million bases that make up human DNA. In Kenya 350 people die every day from AIDS and in South East Asia the skies are dark with smoke as the last Bornean rainforests are burned to grow oil palms. Biologists are concerned with all these issues. They work in the fields of cell biology, medicine, food production and ecology... and the work they do is vital to us all.
In the first year you will study two main topics: ‘Biology and Disease’ and ‘the variety of living organisms’ and complete a practical assignment designed to sharpen your investigative skills. These topics give a solid grounding in Biology. Year two helps you build on that firm foundation and, like year one, has two academic topics: ‘Populations and Environment’, and ‘Control in cells and organisms’ plus a practical assignment where you will investigate a different area of Biology.
Biology is one of the most popular A Level subjects, both at Farlington and nationally, attracting students studying a wide range of other subjects. Many of these students enjoy the subject so much they eventually choose a biologically related degree course. Others go on to careers in law, computing, accounting or teaching. So, whatever field you will eventually work in, you will find Biology at Farlington a very rewarding and challenging course which will develop many of the skills essential for a successful career.