Biology pupils travelled to the coast to complete their fieldwork

Our Biology Department completed their annual fieldwork days in June, taking all pupils in Year 12 who study Biology (at A level or IB) and Environmental Systems and Societies (for IB) to local areas to carry out key practical work. These days involved sampling two areas at Warham camp to calculate and compare species diversity between two areas, as well as carry out statistical tests to see if specific species were more likely to be found growing together. Pupils also studied succession at Burnham-Overy-Staithe and rock pool ecology at West Runton, as well as carrying out a transect across the rocky shore to see if there is a correlation between distance from the shore and abundance of specific species of seaweed. The weather was good for both days and the pupils really benefitted from being able to practically learn ecological field techniques in the beautiful North Norfolk coastline that is right on our doorstep.