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Linking to digital and creative media in science

Although there are no direct links between the science and creative and digital media specifications, there are opportunities to engage students following this vocational course by illustrating how, in the real world, a knowledge of science can be very advantageous when looking for careers in this sector. You can...
Publication date:
05 October 2016

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Populations and succession

A population is a group of organisms of the same species occupying a particular space at a particular time that can potentially interbreed.In any ecosystem relationships are dynamic, usually moving from colonisation (pioneer) to climax communities in a process known as succession.At each stage in succession certain...
Publication date:
12 July 2016

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Cell structure

The understanding of cell structure and function, the cell theory, is a unifying concept in biology. All living organisms have similarities as well as differences in relation to cell structure, cell biochemistry and cell function. A level students need to extend their knowledge and understanding of cell structure and...
Publication date:
12 July 2016

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Cell cycle: mitosis and meiosis

For A level Biology, students are required to have a considerably greater knowledge and understanding of the cell cycle and cell division than at Key Stage 4. There is a substantial increase in the level of detail that students are expected to know and there is a much greater requirement on technical vocabulary....
Publication date:
15 December 2017

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Mass transport systems

Factors such as size or metabolic rate affect the requirements of organisms in terms of gas exchange. This has given rise to adaptations such as specialised exchange surfaces and transport systems.In this topic, students need to understand mass transport in both animals and in plants. They need to demonstrate an...
Publication date:
12 July 2016

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Girls’ take-up of AS-level physics improves faster in SPN schools

Progression to AS-level physics among girls is increasing at double the rate in schools that are part of the Institute’s Stimulating Physics Network (SPN) compared to non-SPN schools.In 2013/14, schools that joined the project in the previous year saw girls’ progression to AS physics go up by 7.6%, compared to just 3....

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S-Lab Conference at the University of Leeds

2015 S-Lab conference highlights global best practice in laboratory design, operation and managementThe 2015 Supporting World Class Science Conference will be held at the University of Leeds on September 16-17. Highlights include:a keynote entitled ‘Is science facilities management rocket science?' by Kim...

IST announces Helen Sharman OBE as new President

The Institute of Science & Technology has just announced the appointment of Dr Helen Sharman OBE as their new President. Helen will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the IST team and to the technical community at large. Helen started her career with a degree in chemistry from the University of...

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