Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology

The Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology (SNAB) course for 16-19 year old students offers an innovative approach to the teaching and learning of Biology which has received a very enthusiastic response from students. Biology is studied through real-life contexts.

The course is supported by a comprehensive set of teaching, learning and support materials which embrace a student centred approach with an emphasis on active learning through a wide range of activities. Extensive use is made of multimedia resources as part of an exclusive dedicated website.

Edexcel examines SNAB as the context-led approach within the Edexcel GCE Biology specification. Topics covered in the Course each start with a context storyline or contemporary issue that is related to the modern world and the application of Biology. Biological principles are introduced when required to aid understanding of the storyline so that the theory always has an obvious relevance.


Please contact:
Project Administrator
The Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology Project
Science Education Group
Alcuin D Block
University of York
York, YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 432601


Course materials for students, teachers and technicians are published by:
Pearson Longman
Customer Services
Pearson Education Ltd.
Freepost ANG2041
Harlow CN21 2BR

Tel: 0845 6301111
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For technical queries contact Pearson Online Support:
Tel: 0845 223 8824

For the examination specification, sample papers and any assessment enquiries, please contact:
190 High Holborn
London WC1V 7BH
Tel: 0844 576 0025


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