Maths for A level biology NY284

Perfect for anyone who is teaching GCSE and A level biology. Improve your understanding and teaching of mathematics topics required for this subject.


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

Who is it for?

Teachers of biology who are currently teaching A level or aspire to teach A level biology in the future 

What topics are covered?

  • Arithmetic and numerical computation
  • Exploring relationships between variables
  • Handling data
  • Logarithms
  • Statistics: Which test?
  • Statistics: Interpreting the results

Not sure yet? Here is a free taster which will give you a better understanding of what to expect once you join the course. Please note, this is a free short activity you can do in your own time.

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face with participant tasks to be completed between sessions.

How long is this course?

This is a two-day residential course. 


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • improve your knowledge of the mathematical topics required for GCSE and 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 GCSE and A level biology


This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

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