Our courses are specifically designed to build skills and knowledge of Biology from S1-6 with clear expectations of high standards in the quality of work and progress in student learning. This is outlined at the start of each academic year where students are made aware of course outlines to which they are accountable.
BGE: Students are engaged in a General Science course which has Units of Biology including: Environmental Biology, Cells, DNA & Me and Body Systems. These courses follow the guidelines laid down by CfE. As well as providing students with an excellent grounding for S3 and National 4/5 Biology, these courses all provide experiences which develop transferable skills such as research and presentation skills, laboratory skills and teamwork.
S3: Students who continue with Biology in S3 will enjoy 4 Units: Cell Biology, Genetics, Multicellular Biology and Life on Earth. Our S3 students are also invited to Spey bay where we learn about the Biology in our local environment.
National 4 Biology: Course information
National 5 Biology: Course information
Higher Human Biology:Students are assessed at the end of each unit and complete homework with check tests at the end of each key area to ensure that we monitor progress and intervene should there be a need. Students also complete an Assignment which is externally assessed by SQA.
Advanced Higher: The AH Biology course has 3 mandatory units including a project which will be covered as follows: Cells & Proteins, Organisms & Evolution and Investigative Biology (project based).
Principal Teacher: Mrs J. Kerr
Mrs Kerr's Biography: My Biology teacher was my inspiration and enjoyment of Biology at Larbert High School. From here, I went on to study Biochemistry at the University of Dundee. I took 2 years out of education to gain some life experience and then took interest in Teaching. I was lucky to secure a last-minute place at Strathclyde University to study PGDE and enjoyed every moment. I have taught in many different schools but decided to settle in Moray, having fallen in love with the area. I like to relax by enjoying the great outdoors with my golden retriever, Darwin. Usually followed up with coffee & cake and endless hours on Twitter
Teacher: Miss D. Frost
Miss Frost's Biography: Biology was my favourite subject at school, so I continued with this at the University of Dundee, studying Anatomy. A natural pathway took me into my teaching degree at the University of the West of Scotland. Out of school, I enjoy walking, reading and attending dog shows with my golden retriever, Luna. I also like to collect meerkats…not the live kind.
Teacher: Mrs H. Johnston
Mrs. Johnston’s Biography: My passion for Sciences started at University as I planned on studying Medicine. Life took me in a different direction and after travelling and having a family quite young, I went back to finish my degree in Biochemistry in New Zealand. I went to complete a PGDE after having my second child and haven’t looked back. I love being in the classroom and inspiring young people. I enjoy mountain biking, gymnastics, baking and being a mum to my 3 boys and my dog Rufus.
Teacher: Mrs M. McCulloch