P16 Biology theory and practical work
Throughout the course students are required to handle living organisms and dissect dead organisms. We talk about the ethics behind these activities and respectful treatment of organisms.
We also cover topics such as extinction and conservation, debating questions such as ‘Is it right to make pathogenic species extinct?’ and ‘Should extinct animals be genetically engineered to return (the Quagga/Jurassic Park), or re-introduced (wolves and beavers)’ as well as biological pest control and vaccination.
Post 16 Biology students
Aspect of SMSC
Reason for event
Provided ‘hands on’ experience of biological techniques.
Raised their understanding of the impact humans have on nature.
Taught respectful treatment of other species
Training to question what they know and form an opinion based on valid data as well as emotional reasoning.