Maths for A level biology NY284 / A20

Start date
9 Nov 20
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, Heslington, York YO10 5DD How to find us

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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 is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Pre or post night stays can be booked for an additional charge and are subject to availability. For more information email




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


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The National STEM Learning Centre will be following all government guidance and regulations to minimise risk of Covid-19 transmission, including the deep cleaning of our accommodation and teaching rooms and maintaining social distancing during course sessions and meal times.

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