A-level Biologists study ecosystems on field trip to Redcar
On a glorious autumnal day, a group of A -level Biology students went to Redcar to collect data on the ecology of sand dunes. This trip replaced the residential A-level Biology trip which normally runs at end of June but was cancelled this year due to Covid 19.
The trip involved sampling the species along the sand dune to show how succession affects their distribution. The data gathered is processed back at college and the skills learnt contribute to the A-level Biology course.
Rob Haye, Lead Teacher for Science said: “After having to cancel the summer field trip I am delighted that this year’s biologists have had a chance to get outside and study ecosystems close up. The dunes were in a great condition and the weather put on a show making it an excellent day in the field.”
Naomi Byard, Year 13 student, added: “It was a welcome change to virtual learning and it was extremely beneficial and rewarding seeing the biology we have learnt in class come to life.”