Supporting Triple Science: Biology

The other lists here are designed to provide ideas and lesson suggestions for supporting the teaching of individual topics that are covered in the triple science course.

As well as these, there are some generic resources that are worth a look at for anyone teaching triple science. In particular, the first booklet has some very helpful content about differing pedagogical approaches that you may wish to develop and explore as well as topic specific ideas and suggestions. Some of the others are a few years old now but even with a few dead links there is more than enough to make them worth some of your time to have a look through.

Whilst this list provides a source of information and ideas for experimental work, it is important to note that recommendations can date very quickly. Do NOT follow suggestions which conflict with current advice from CLEAPSS, SSERC or recent safety guides. eLibrary users are responsible for ensuring that any activity, including practical work, which they carry out is consistent with current regulations related to Health and Safety and that they carry an appropriate risk assessment. Further information is provided in our Health and Safety guidance.

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Teaching Triple Science: GCSE Biology

Those new to triple science might find it useful to start with this document. It was published when the triple specifications were introduce in 2006 so it is just a little out of date now but it nevertheless provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, no matter which exam board you are using.  Some useful pedagogical models are provided in section 4 which starts on page 11 of the pdf document but teachers are most likely to be interested in section 5 (pdf page 25) which reviews the content over and above GCSE Additional Science. There then follow some teaching tips for each topic along with some outline schemes in line with the different models in section 4.

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Improving Teaching and Learning in Science

What’s true for science is certainly true for triple science biologists. This series of 3 short films, (none of them longer than 3 minutes) plus an introduction, is a very helpful reminder for teachers about the need for variety, discussion and technology in their classrooms. The only rider is; beware of using technology at the expense of practical work. Our students today are completely at home with computer technology but have little experience of experimental or practical work and that’s what can provide a real wow factor.

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Resources for Triple Science

Whilst a few years old, this book has details of and links to multimedia packs and CD-ROMs; websites and other support for teaching triple science Biology.


This was produced in 2006 and so some of the generic and governmental information is out of date however still contains more than enough that is active, useful and relevant to make it worth signposting here.

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