Post 16

As well as being happy to adapt any of our KS2,3 or 4 sessions for post 16 students, we also offer the following bespoke sessions to support the new A level curriculum:

Sample it!

Students will spend their session using ecological field sampling techniques such as transects, random quadrat sampling, and sweep nets.
Primary data is recorded so that on returning to the classroom students can calculate species richness, diversity indices and compare their results to secondary data.  The students will draw conclusions on biodiversity and the factors affecting distribution in different and adjacent areas.

Curriculum links:
  • HSW HSW3- Use appropriate methodology, including information and communication technology (ICT), to answer scientific questions and solve scientific problems, HSW4 - Carry out experimental and investigative activities, including appropriate risk management, in a range of contexts,HSW5 - Analyse and interpret data to provide evidence, recognising correlations and causal relationships, HSW6 - Evaluate methodology, evidence and data, and resolve conflicting evidence.
  • Edexcel AS Unit 2 Biodiversity and natural resources, Edexcel AS Unit 3 Report, Edexcel A2 Unit 4, 7.1 Topic 5: The Natural Environment and species survival
  • OCR A level Biology - Module 6: 6.3.1 (e) Ecosystems,Module 4: 4.2.1 Biodiveristy (f) Factors affecting biodiversity. Module 4: Biodiversity, evolution & disease, 4.2.1 Biodiversity.
  • AQA A level Biology - 3.4.5 Biodiversity within a community, 3.7 Genetics, populations, evolution & ecosystems (A level only),  3.7.4 Populations in ecosystems (A-level only) - Required practical 12:  Investigation into the effect of a named environmental factor on the distribution of a given species.

To zoo or not to zoo?

In our Madagascar village, students discuss the ethics of zoos in the context of lemur conservation; they rate Wild Place Project for the four freedoms of animal welfare & a Madagascan invertebrate promotes further debate.

Curriculum links:
  • AQA A level Religion & Philosophy: Ethics: Ethical theories: How do we decide what it is morally right to do?
  • HSW10  Consider ethical issues in the treatment of humans, other organisms and the environment
  • OCR A level Biology 4.2.1 Biodiversity (f & h): Factors affecting biodiversity & in situ and ex situ methods of maintaining biodiversity.

Madagascar and rainforest conservation

This session may include, a Rainforest Trail through the woods,  a lesson in the Madagascar outdoor classroom or an encounter with Giant Hissing Cockroaches. By the end of the session students will have discovered how and why forests are important and under threat.  In addition, using Madagascar as a case-study, they will have come up with their own ideas about ways to conserve biodiversity.

Ingenious Invertebrates

In this session students search for invertebrates in a variety of habitats from Ancient woodland to meadow.  Then, depending on your requirements, the focus of the session may be on habitats, food webs and energy flow, adaptations or classification. Sessions finish with the opportunity to handle some of our special minibeasts! (Subject to availability)

*This session is available from April to July only. School group size limited to 45.

All of our post 16 sessions can be adapted for your learning requirements.

For more information or to book please email email info@wildplace.org.uk or call 0117 980 7175.