AS/A2 - Science, Psychology and BSLT
The zoo is the perfect place for so many different subject areas for learning outside of the classroom and for AS and A2 level students we offer a great range of workshops, trails and resources in the topics we know best: science, psychology and business studies, leisure and tourism.
We really can bring the classroom and text book to life with our tremendous collection of artefacts (some of which are on loan to us from HM Customs), our real life stories of human/wildlife conflict and conservation efforts, and, of course, the zoo’s own animal and plant collection.
For business studies, leisure and tourism, the zoo is the perfect business for your students to base their research on. As we’re a charity, a conservation organisation and a visitor attraction we have to fulfill a diverse range of functions and our financial statements are ready and waiting for your students to access.
And for psychology students, what’s better than to be able to observe behaviours, for example communication and intelligence?
We offer workshops which last 50 minutes and which we run either in our classrooms or in the zoo, where students can see with their own eyes animal adaptations and/or behaviour; it’s so much better than images in PowerPoint!
COMING SOON: We have some exciting new AS/A2 workshops coming up during the next academic year. In January 2014, we’ll be introducing our brand new Conservation and Role of Zoos’ session which will focus on in situ and ex situ conservation of a particular species. You’ve always found this workshop informative but our revised version will be held in the zoo and will provide a more in depth analysis of recreation, education, conservation and research in relation to an individual species.
For psychology students, we’re introducing a new ‘pick ‘n’ mix’ modular session. You’ll choose from a variety of listed topics, for example communication or courtship, and in this way, we’ll put together a session for you which perfectly meets your needs. This new session will be offered from September 2013, so keep an eye on the website for further details.
AS/A2 Workshops - Science
AS/A2 Workshops - Psychology
AS/A2 Workshops - BSLT
AS/A2 Trails and Resources