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Edexcel A Level Biology Fieldwork

"Residential fieldwork provides opportunities to address the new mathematical requirements and, of course, fieldwork has the power to engage students in a way that complements what they learn in the classroom!" Edexcel Biology examiner

 

Edexcel A

Practical and Maths Skills Through Fieldwork3 day

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

  • The opportunity to practice investigative skills and sampling techniques and methods of analysis to prepare students to do CP 10.
  • Practical endorsement which includes opportunities to assess students across all 5 CPACs.
  • The study of up to two contrasting ecosystems.
  • Coverage of ecological content from Topic 4 and Topic 5.
  • Coverage of a wide range of maths and graphical skills covered including Index of Simpson Diversity Index and up to two different stats tests.

Core Practical 10 and Practical Skills Through Fieldwork5 day

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

  • An introductory session.
  • The opportunity to complete all aspects of this Core Practical.
  • Practical endorsement which includes opportunities to assess students across all 5 CPACs and higher level competencies.
  • The study of at least three different ecosystems.
  • Detailed coverage of ecological content from Topic 4 and Topic 5 with opportunities to make synoptic links to other units.
  • Coverage of a wide range of maths and graphical skills covered including Index of Simpson Diversity Index and up to three different stats tests.

Edexcel B

Core Practicals and Practical Skills Through Fieldwork3 day

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

  • Sampling methods of Core Practical 15 and abiotic factor and species distribution of Core Practical 16a.
  • Practical endorsement which includes opportunities to assess students across all 5 CPACs.
  • The study of up to two contrasting ecosystems.
  • Coverage of ecological content from Topic 3 and 10.
  • Coverage of a wide range of maths and graphical skills covered including Index of Simpson Diversity Index and up to two different stats tests.

Core Practicals and Practical Skills Through Fieldwork5 day

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

  • An introductory session.
  • Sampling methods of Core Practical 15, abiotic factor and species distribution of Core Practical 16a and abiotic factor and species morphology of one species of Core Practical 16b.
  • Practical endorsement which includes opportunities to assess students across all 5 CPACs with further opportunities to assess higher level competencies.
  • The study of at least three different ecosystems.
  • Coverage of ecological content from Topic 3 and 10 with opportunities to make synoptic links to other units.
  • Coverage of a wide range of maths and graphical skills covered including Index of Simpson Diversity Index and up to three different stats tests.