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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Biology

A fieldwork course at FSC Northern Ireland can help you to achieve the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment requirements for Leaving Certificate at Ordinary and Higher level.

The following courses have been specifically designed to prepare your students to meet the requirements of Core Unit 1: Biology- the study of life

Ecological Investigation: A study of a rocky shore ecosystem1 day

This course prepares students for sub-units 1.4 and 1.5 of the syllabus. During this day students will follow a route to enquiry to investigate biotic and abiotic factors on a rocky shore. Students will be introduced to a range of quantitative observational techniques which will develop the skills of data collection, identification of organisms and data analysis and presentation. The day visit includes a study of an ecosystem and all five mandatory experiments. 

Ecological Investigation: A study of a sand dune ecosystem1 day

This course prepares students for sub-units 1.4 and 1.5 of the syllabus. During this day students will follow a route to enquiry to investigate biotic and abiotic factors on a sand dune. Students will be introduced to a range of quantitative observational techniques which will develop the skills of data collection, identification of organisms and data analysis and presentation.The day visit includes a study of an ecosystem and all five mandatory experiments. 

Ecological Investigation: A study of a woodland ecosystem1 day

This course prepares students for sub-units 1.4 and 1.5 of the syllabus. During this day students will follow a route to enquiry to investigate biotic and abiotic factors in a woodland. Students will be introduced to a range of quantitative observational techniques which will develop the skills of data collection, identification of organisms and data analysis and presentation. The day visit includes a study of an ecosystem and all five mandatory experiments.