I am currently a PGCE Science tutor in the department having been a full time member of the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG) from 2000 until the end of 2015. During this time I directed the Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology project, which developed a context-led A level course. I also worked on the Twenty First Century Science GCSE project and the York Science Key Stage 3 project.
I joined UYSEG after ten years teaching biology and science in a large comprehensive school where I was Head of Biology. Prior to that, I had obtained a PGCE from University of Bath after working for the Marine Conservation Society on a campaign to reduce coastal pollution. I had graduated from University College of North Wales with a BSc in Botany, and then gained a PhD investigating the salt tolerance of plants at Lancaster University.
I have undertaken consultancy work including reviewing Egyptian Biology textbooks for UNESCO on behalf of the Egyptian Ministry of Education.
2016 Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology: A2 Student Book and online support, third edition. London: Edexcel Pearson.
2015 Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology AS Student Book and online support. London: Edexcel Pearson.
2009 Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology: A2 Student Book and online support, second edition. Harlow: Pearson.
2008 Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology AS Student Book and online support second edition. Harlow: Pearson.
2006 Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology: A2 and online support first edition. Oxford: Heinemann.
2005 Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology AS Student Book and online support first edition. Oxford: Heinemann.
Scott, A (2016) Fighting for survival. Student and Teacher resource SAPS.
Lewis, J. and Scott, A. (2006). The importance of evaluation during curriculum development: the SNAB experience, School Science Review, 88(323), 2-7.
Hall, A., Rowell, C., Scott, A., and Reiss, M. (2003). Biología avanzada Salters-Nuffield: un nuevo curso de biología para la etapa de 16 a 18 años. Alambique, 36, 88-97.
Hall, A., Reiss, M. J., Rowell, C., and Scott, A. (2003). Designing and implementing a new advanced level biology course. Journal of Biological Education, 37 (4), 162-167.