Maths for A level biology NY284

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


There is an increased mathematical demand in in both the GCSE and A level biology specifications.

This course is ideal for teachers of biology who wish to improve their understanding of the mathematics required to be successful in teaching biology at A level.

The course explores a range of teaching and learning strategies for successful integration of mathematics skills in A level biology to develop deeper understanding of mathematics and biology concepts. We discuss how to support students to apply their GCSE mathematics knowledge in an A level context and 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, are familiar and confident with the A level biology curriculum, and wish to develop their understanding of the mathematics underpinning the biology content. 

What topics are covered?

  • Applying GCSE mathematics in A level biology
  • Logarithms applied in A level biology
  • Introduction to statistics in A level biology
  • Chi-squared tests
  • T tests

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How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face.

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 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


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

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