Year 10 pupils had a lovely day in the sunshine on Monday 13 May, carrying out fieldwork as part of their IGCSE Biology course. They looked at the differences between two types of woodland: deciduous and coniferous. This involved the favoured equipment of all biologists: the quadrat! Pupils found the correct way to use a quadrat with tape measures and random numbers (not throwing as in a PE lesson!) They also spent time looking for invertebrates such as woodlice, spiders, millipedes and slugs. There were mixed reactions to some of the discoveries, but most really enjoyed the chance to spend time in the woods exploring their surroundings. They also found some vertebrates including a large toad and a newt. The pupils finished the day in the classroom with the dedicated teachers at the field centre, and looked at the validity of their findings along with some statistical analysis.