9th February 18
Congratulations to our Senior School Head of Biology and Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Mr Robert Isaacs, for being one of three teachers in the UK shortlisted for the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) School Biology Teacher of the Year 2018! RSB will announce the winner in July 2018. RSB Announcement KYTOS – Tormead Biology…
22nd May 17
On Thursday 18 May, Tormead School were honoured to welcome Professor Robert Winston for a very special evening talk. Professor Winston is Chairman of the Genesis Research Trust – a charity which has raised over £13 million to fund high quality research into women’s health and babies. His talk focused on the field of Embryology, explaining how…
8th May 17
Year 9 Biologists braved the chilly weather last week to visit Juniper Hall and Box Hill. In the morning they were involved in sampling pond life, learning how to classify invertebrates and produce scientific drawings. In the afternoon, they ventured to Box Hill where they collected information on species diversity using various sampling techniques. A productive day for…
17th March 17
Last week, in conjunction with the British Science Week, #BSW2017, the girls were exposed to a whole array of large scale school experiments. These ranged from the Big Fizz, a cola cola and mentos explosion, the Chain Reaction involving 90 ping pong balls and the Natural Selection Challenge involving Moths! Apart from the annual House Science Quiz,…
22nd January 17
Last week, as part of our Beacon Enrichment Programme, Mr Robert Isaacs, Head of Biology, demonstrated to the girls the internal structure of a snake; over 250 girls attended the dissection. For more information about Biology at Tormead please visit the KYTOS website: http://www.kytosbiology.org.uk/
28th November 16
Tormead hosted the Regional heat for Quiz Club’s Science Quiz. Amelie, Sophie, Felicity and Amy beat off stiff competition from other local schools to win a place in the semi-final, which is to be held at Downsend next month. Well done, girls!
2nd November 16
KYTOS is having continued success at attracting the attention of leading scientists. Previously David Attenborough had written to Biology’s enrichment programme and now Professor Cori Bargmann, who is regarded as one of the Top 5 female scientists in the world, has written her encouragement – read her personal message to Tormead on KYTOS now.
27th September 16
Our Sixth Form Biologists were all busy this week as they ventured to Slapton Ley. Using the shingle ridge to study plant succession and the rock shore at East Prawle to observe shoreline organisms, the girls were able to gain valuable field work experience and of course sample some of the local ice cream. To…
20th June 16
Our Eco Roofs are now blooming in the sunny summer weather! Part of our commitment to Eco Awareness.
15th June 16
Year 2 had a wonderful time at Bay Pond. The girls were separated into four groups for a food chain game: minibeasts, nibblers, nobblers and super nobblers! The girls then split into groups to go on a nature walk and minibeast hunt. The children had great fun exploring the different habitats and sorting the animals into groups according to the…