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At the beginning of this term, the Year 11 Triple Science Biology students went on the annual Biology Field course to Anglesey. The students were based at the Conway centre and completed a range of activities linked to their Biology GCSE Specification.

On the Monday the students completed a sampling technique called plankton trawling and then used the plankton collected to
understand the complex feeding relationships found in this environment and discuss ideas about classification.

On the Tuesday the students went to Porth Eilian on the North West coast of Anglesey to try their hand at another sampling technique and collect data for an activity linked to Natural selection.

On the last day, before starting the journey home, the students were treated to a tour of the Ocean Science School at Menai Bridge, part of Bangor University. The students had a lecture from Professor Andrew Davies about “The Deep Ocean”. This was linked to their specification by focussing on certain mutualistic relationships. The students were also in luck on this visit as the university’s research vessel was in the harbour and they had the chance to have a look around. Hopefully the visit has inspired the students to take Biology at A level and focus their minds on a career in this field

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