My ten years at Hamilton College were absolutely brilliant. Through the support of the great teachers and resources provided, I was equipped to gain the grades I needed to accept my place at Cambridge University.

Ruth Manson
Class of 2012

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Loch Ness Monster Competition

Thank you to all Nursery children and parents who accepted the challenge of making a Loch Ness monster. The...
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26 Feb, 2015

Language Ambassadors Visit

On Tuesday afternoon several S4 Modern Languages pupils attended presentations given by Language Ambassadors...
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26 Feb, 2015

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Book Week and World Book Day

2nd - 5th March with World Book Day on Thursday 5th March 
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02 Mar, 2015

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Options Evening 04 March 2015
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04 Mar, 2015

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Biology

Biology - the science of life itself! The department remains one of the most popular especially for those who want to study in the areas of medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine at University. Areas covered include ecology, agriculture, human anatomy and physiology, biotechnology (cheese, wine and yoghurt production) as well as trying to answer some of the questions related to why we are the way we are (inheritance). 

Two garden areas are maintained by pupils, within the school grounds which actively support our Gold status as a health promoting school, and our achievement of receiving the Eco-Schools Scotland green flag.

In S1 and S2 we aim to capture the natural enthusiasm of pupils at this stage.  At National 4/5  level a range of teaching approaches ensures that pupils achieve to the best of their ability and enjoy the subject.  Success at Intermediate 2 level qualifies the student to enter Higher Human Biology or college work and is regarded as being a good basis for further studies which require a knowledge of Biology.  Advanced Higher Biology is also offered.