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Monday 22nd February (INSET - School closed for students) - Remote Education resumes on Tuesday 23rd February for students.

All of the virtual activities available during Year 8 GCSE Transition Information Evening, held on Tuesday 9th February, can be found here.

All of the virtual activities available during Sixth Form Information Evening, held on Tuesday 17th November, can be found here.

All of the virtual activities available during Open Evening, held on Wednesday 30th September, can be found here.

For details of the full opening of Upton Court Grammar School for all year groups in September please click here.

Biology

The A Level specification encourages candidates to develop essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of biology and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing situations as well as developing an understanding of scientific methods. Students will become aware of advances in technology, including information technology and will learn to recognize the value and responsible use of biology in society. The various topic areas include 18 core practicals. These practicals will be carried out during the course of the two years. Knowledge of these practicals is tested in all three of the exams, particularly Paper 3. In addition your practical competencies will be assessed under the Science Practical Endorsement: this is a separate qualification. There is no coursework in A level Biology.

In year 12 the students will visit Whipsnade Zoo and attend lectures on endangered species and conservation programmes.

Additionally, there will be a visit to a field studies centre to study animal and plant ecology relating to topic 4, and to carry out investigative work.