students dissecting animals in biology


We believe that Biology should be as interactive as possible to help pupils develop their passion and curiosity by exploring how living organisms work and interact with each other.

Pupils are encouraged to participate in thought-provoking events such as our annually held Science Symposium, led by professors from well-renowned establishments. STEM Learning (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) is encouraged across all three Sciences, rewarding pupils with the CREST award to recognise their independent research and execution of a practical task, as well as in inter-school STEM contest run by SATRO.

Beyond the Classroom

Practical activities are the very basis of making our lessons as engaging as possible and our weekly Biology clubs reflect this. Dissection club allows pupils to dissect the more unusual organs such as lungs and testicles, as well as organisms such as sardines and squid.

Opportunities for learning extend outside the classroom literally with our outside classroom which is excellent for sampling techniques in Ecology. Pupils are offered the opportunity to visit Tilgate Nature Park and Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve as part of their Biology studies.


It’s so interesting how they can genetically engineer algae and that this can help reduce the impact of climate change for future generations.

Year 10 pupil about Dunottar's Science Symposium

Biology means staying curious about the world we live in, engaging with new research methods and discovering new species in order to live in a harmonious and sustainable way with nature.

Mrs O'Dwyer, Biology Teacher
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Year 7 2025 Taster Morning

Saturday 11th May 2024

Looking to join Dunottar in September 2025? Attend our Taster Morning to take part in fun activities, meet our teachers and get to know other children who will be sitting the entrance assessments.

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