The Coopers' Company and Coborn School


Welcome to Biology

“It is like a voyage of discovery into unknown lands, seeking not for new territory but for new knowledge. It should appeal to those with a good sense of adventure.” 

-Frederick Sanger

The Science Department at Coopers’ Company and Coborn School offers highly qualified, specialist teachers, experienced technicians and a strong emphasis on practical work and independent learning. Our teachers are supportive and approachable; they enjoy their work and are open to further learning and development. The department also has strong links with professional bodies such as Imperial College, The Society for Biology, The Royal Society , The Royal Horticultural Society, Essex Wildlife Trust, The Institute of Physics and Pearsons Edexcel.

Our Ethos:

Our students are:
  • successful students who can think and work independently yet are able to cooperate with
  • others and enjoy their learning experiences.
  • rounded and respectful individuals who are self-confident and able to communicate clearly.
  • dedicated students who do not fear failure.
  • citizens who consider others and work for the benefit of all.
Our curriculum aims to:
  • inspire an interest in science and to foster an enquiring mind.
  • help all students develop into scientifically literate citizens who can make informed decisions.
  • prepare students to be future scientists
Science Staff
Mrs E McCall Head of Science FAculty, Head of Physics
Mr J Bain Physics Teacher
Mr J Williams Physics Teacher
Miss P Wilson Head of Chemistry
Mr A Egleton  KS3 Co-ordinator, Chemistry Teacher
Mr R Blah Chemistry Teacher
Mr A Cowburn Chemistry Teacher
Mr J Sullivan Head of Biology
Miss C Foster  Biology Teacher, Student Voice
Mr A Ciobanu Biology Teacher
Mr N Galvin Senior Technician (Physics)
Mrs C Matthew Technician (Biology)
Mrs T Howe Technician (Chemistry)
Miss A Dalton Technician (KS3)