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A reflection on how to get an A* and Top in China for IGCSE Biology 0

A reflection on how to get an A* and Top in China for IGCSE Biology

One of our students Elkie Chan achieved the Top mark in China in the June 2017 IGCSE Biology examination. He was presented with an Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award at a recent ceremony in Shanghai....

Constructing a Mesocosm 0

Constructing a Mesocosm

This week the grade 12 biologists constructed a closed hopefully sustainable ecosystem in a bottle.  We discussed what is required for a sustainable ecosystem including the role of autotrophs, hetrotrophs, detritivores and saprotrophs. The...

Its that time of year again…The Double Helix Science Club 0

Its that time of year again…The Double Helix Science Club

    The Double Helix Science Club is for young and inspiring scientists to explore science beyond our G7&8 science curriculum. It is for students that may have an interest in STEM (science, technology,...

Welcome back to Senior School Science 0

Welcome back to Senior School Science

  The Senior School Science Department extends a warm welcome to all returning and new students. We hope all students are well rested over the summer holiday and are excited about another inquisitive year...

End of Year Exams: Review and Reflection Time. 0

End of Year Exams: Review and Reflection Time.

The most important part of the end of year exams is the time spent reviewing what went well and what students, and teachers can do to correct the gaps in the students understanding ....

Creating whiteboard summary flashcards for end of year revision 0

Creating whiteboard summary flashcards for end of year revision

This week the grade 11 biologists made whiteboard summary flashcards on all subtopics studied this year. All the summaries were photographed and shared with the class. Students can review the pictures ona regular basis...

Immune System whiteboard Animation Videos 0

Immune System whiteboard Animation Videos

The grade 9 biologists have started revision for the end of year exams. This week we reviewed the. Immune system by rewatching the whiteboard animation videos the students made earlier this year. 

Introducing the Group 4 Project theme: Bad Science 0

Introducing the Group 4 Project theme: Bad Science

This year’s theme is Bad Science. To introduce this theme to the students the science department set up a number of stations highlighting everyday examples of Bad Science. Students moved station to station considering...

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