CONCISE A* A Level Biology AQA Topic 8 (mutations, control of gene expression, cancer, etc) Notes

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I’ve condensed the whole A Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides. I used these notes alongside practice exam questions and managed to achieve an A* in A Level Biology in 2017. Doing well in biology isn’t all about being ‘clever’, it’s about being strategic and working smart (as well as hard work, of course). I truly believe anyone can do well.

I hope that these notes will not just help students understand biology, but also understand exactly what the examiners are looking for.

  • Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes
  • Covers every point on the AQA specification - no more, no less
  • Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes (we all know how specific biology mark schemes are)
  • Some example exam data/application questions and model answers to make sure students are fully equipped for the exam

Topics included:
New specification AQA A Level Biology, Topic 8:

  • 3.8.1 Alteration of the sequences of bases in DNA can alter the structure of proteins (mutations)
  • 3.8.2.1 Most of a cell’s DNA is not translated (stem cells)
  • 3.8.2.2 Regulation of transcription and translation (transcription factors, oestrogen, epigenetics, RNA interference)
  • 3.8.2.3 Gene expression and cancer
  • 3.8.3 Using genome projects
  • 3.8.4.1 Recombinant DNA technology

Note - 3.8.4.2 DNA probes and medical diagnosis, as well as 3.8.4.3 Genetic fingerprinting, are not yet included in the booklet. I’ve almost finished them, so I’ll upload them soon! So you’ll just be able to check back here if you’ve already bought it and they will be updated.

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