Despite the difficulty of a triple award science course, the school has chosen the more challenging route of teaching this course because it prepares students better for A Level Biology. Biology is taught as a separate subject throughout the Senior School. The Essentials of Science will be used to introduce biology to those working to Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum in Science, Exploration and discovery are prevailing themes in the National Curriculum and these are certainly important components in this book. At GCSE the school follows the AQA Biology syllabus. The school continues with the AQA board for the A Level Biology course as well.