Maths for A level biology NY284 / A20

Start date
30 Nov 20
2 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


There is an increased mathematical demand in both the GCSE and A level biology specifications. This course is ideal for teachers of biology who want to improve their understanding of the mathematics, to successfully teach A level biology.

Explore teaching strategies for a wide range of mathematical topics including: standard form, ratio, percentages, significant figures, relationships between variables and handling data. Consider the mathematical topics necessary for success at A level: logarithms and the statistical tests, Spearman’s rank, student t-test and chi-squared.

This course will be delivered remotely on the days and times detailed below. To participate in full you will need to ensure you have dedicated time away from the classroom, as you would if this were a face to face course. We will take regular breaks and structure the content so that it is interactive and impactful. You must attend all sessions in order to receive the bursary, sessions will not be recorded.



You will be able to:

• improve your knowledge of the mathematical topics required for A level biology
• have a deeper understanding of the reasons why students have difficulty applying their mathematical skills in a biological context
• identify pedagogies to help address these issues
• explore mathematics resources suitable for teaching A level biology


Mathematics for biology teachers up to A Level - day 130 November 202011:00-19:00Virtual
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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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