Life Sciences

1. RELEVANCE
Life Sciences is about the life around us, both plants and animals. What could be more relevant to us than that?

2. CAREER PATHS:
Horticulture, Eco-tourism, Environmental planning, Urban planning, Veterinary Science, Food technology, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Marine biology, Conservation planning, Genetic research and Biotechnology, and the list goes on. Whilst the subject of Life Sciences is not necessarily a university prerequisite to study in these areas, nevertheless it gives one a huge advantage.

3. PRACTICAL WORK
Model-building, dissections, computer presentations, computer research, plant experiments, simulation games, microscope work, group presentation, field excursions, computer assessment and study enrichment. These are some of the enjoyable practical activities designed to make the subject more enjoyable.

4. CHALLENGE
Despite the new emphasis on skill development and assessment, Life Sciences is not an easy subject – it has a language all of its own, and an extremely broad scope of topics. Life Sciences pupils must be prepared to put in consistent effort in order to master the subject and to do well. Having said that, success is always sweeter when the task is challenging.

5. QUALIFIED AND CARING STAFF
The members of the Life Sciences department have many years of combined teaching experience. They are extremely well qualified and remain committed to making the subject enjoyable and meaningful.