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AQA A Level Biology Fieldwork

"I can wholly recommend that teachers tap into FSC's expert knowledge and practical skills know how, that is fully aligned with the requirements of our specifications." Catherine Witter. AQA Senior Advisor - Practical Sciences

 

Practical and Maths Skills Through Fieldwork3 day

This course contains content from both the ‘AS’ and ‘A’ AQA Biology specifications and includes:

  • Coverage of required practical RP12.
  • Practical endorsement which includes opportunities to assess students across all 5 CPACs.
  • The opportunity to practice practical skills, apparatus and techniques.
  • The study of up to two contrasting ecosystems.
  • Coverage of ecological content from units 3.4, 3.5 and 3.7.
  • Coverage of a wide range of maths and graphical skills covered including Index of Species Diversity and up to two different stats tests.

Practical and Maths Skills Through Fieldwork5 day

This course contains content from both the ‘AS’ and ‘A’ AQA Biology specifications and includes:

  • An introductory session.
  • Coverage of required practicals (RP12, RP7 and RP10).
  • Practical endorsement which includes opportunities to assess students across all 5 CPACs and higher level competencies.
  • The opportunity to practice practical skills, apparatus and techniques and the chance to progressively develop and repeat skills and techniques.
  • The study of at least three different ecosystems.
  • Detailed coverage of ecological content from units 3.4, 3.5 and 3.7 with opportunities to make synoptic links to other units.
  • Coverage of a wide range of maths and graphical skills covered including Index of Species Diversity, Mark-Release-Recapture and up to three different stats tests.
  • Investigative skills.