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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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Construction and the built environment

A collection of resources designed to provide ideas and inspiration for teaching mathematics in the context of construction and the built environment. These resources have been selected as relevant to post-16 vocational learners who are working towards re-sitting GCSE Mathematics. Heat analysis considers the...
Publication date:
24 March 2017

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Health, Social Care and Childcare

A collection of resources designed to provide ideas and inspiration for teaching mathematics in the context of health, social care and childcare. These resources have been selected as relevant to post-16 vocational learners who are working towards resitting GCSE Mathematics. Five a Day requires students to...
Publication date:
28 January 2016

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General life and personal interests

A collection of resources designed to provide ideas and inspiration for teaching mathematics in the context of general life and personal interests. These resources have been selected as relevant to post-16 vocational learners who are working towards resitting GCSE Mathematics. Understanding Ratio, Egg Fried Rice...
Publication date:
28 January 2016

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Business, Administration and Entrepreneurship

A collection of resources designed to provide ideas and inspiration for teaching mathematics in the context of business, administration and entrepreneurship. These resources have been selected as relevant to post-16 vocational learners who are working towards re-sitting GCSE Mathematics.  Packaging explores...
Publication date:
28 January 2016

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Girls Can Code - so why aren't they?

Girls Can Code is a BBC Three programme where five girls, who confess to disliking technology, are challenged to create a successful app in five days, or more accurately, five grown women with different interests. All of these girls who like their tech, without understanding how it works, come up with a marketable idea for an app that is pitched to...

Radars, three times the speed of sound – this is the world of engineering!

When you shout across the playing field at school, your voice is travelling at around 343 metres per second. In miles per hour, that’s 767mph! Despite what a Year 9 once told me, it is definitely a lot faster than “that lad in Year 10 who’s got trials for county athletics”.So, why am I talking about the speed of sound? I read a news report ...

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....

Teacher Industrial Partners’ Scheme: teacher experiences

Teacher Industrial Partners’ Scheme (TIPS) enables teachers of science, design and technology, computing and mathematics to attend a two week work placement with a local employer. This scheme connects companies and teachers together to help expand the knowledge of the potential careers available to pupils, with the main aim of educating and inspiring...

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