Professional biologists routinely use a range of mathematical skills to allow them to carry out their everyday work. Students who emerge from their post-16 courses comfortable and confident with a core of mathematical tools will become better scientists in future studies and will have transferable skills if they take other paths. This was recognised by the Department for Education in advance of the most recent Biology AS and A Level reforms and was incorporated as an integral part of the criteria for these qualifications.
Our subject advisors, along with Dr Harriet Jones and colleagues at the University of East Anglia, have worked on a wide range of online resources that will support you with the maths skills required for the new Biology AS and A Levels. These resources are broken down into the following modules: