As part of the A2 course which starts after the AS examinations end, Y12 biologists needs to understand the methodology behind Ecology Field work, and they might be expected to use the statistics or methodology in the A2 theory or practical examination papers. In order to support this, we have organised a Field Course in North Wales.
This is a valuable weekend because it not only covers the syllabus, but also trains the students in evidence-based analysis, an important transferable skill for the world of work. In addition, we regard understanding of ecological issues to be an essential aspect of citizenship. It is also a wonderful opportunity to work outside in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which has a higher biodiversity than can be found in Hertfordshire.
We will be staying at one of the Field Study Council’s centres in Snowdonia, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest as well as a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The course has been designed especially for Loreto, following the AQA A-level specification and will be taught by highly qualified specialists in this field.
For more details, please contact Mr Downes, the Head of Science.
The total cost of the trip will be approximately £295 including tuition, travel by group rail ticket, accommodation in bunk rooms and food. This payment is requested as a donation, although it would be difficult if not impossible to run the trip without these payments. We need a £50 deposit now which is needed to book the course and secure a place for your daughter. Please be advised that the £50 is non-refundable, unless the trip must be cancelled before the end of October through lack of support. An early reply is requested so that we can see if the trip is feasible. It is suggested that I request instalments for a payment of this size, so I will be asking for £75 by 22nd October, £75 by 16th December, with a final instalment of £95 by 24th March 2015. Please pay by Parentmail +Pay if at all possible.
Please do contact me at school, on my email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Mr P Downes
Head of Science