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A Level Biology Teacher & online tutor, Biomedical Science graduate and recent A* student. Providing concise, bullet-point revision notes based on mark schemes designed to help students understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. For more resources and exam technique classes, visit my website biologywitholivia.co.uk

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A Level Biology Teacher & online tutor, Biomedical Science graduate and recent A* student. Providing concise, bullet-point revision notes based on mark schemes designed to help students understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. For more resources and exam technique classes, visit my website biologywitholivia.co.uk
SAVE 60% Concise A* Complete A Level Biology AQA Spec & Mark Scheme Based Revision Notes / Summary (topic 1-8) and required practical workbook
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SAVE 60% Concise A* Complete A Level Biology AQA Spec & Mark Scheme Based Revision Notes / Summary (topic 1-8) and required practical workbook

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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk I’m also running an online course covering the fundamentals of A Level Biology: www.crowdcast.io/biologywitholivia - teachers feel free to contact me at biologywitholivia@gmail.com if you’d like to arrange places for your students at a discount (I’m DBS checked How to get an A/A* in A Level Biology | Revising effectively, using mark schemes & exam technique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kYCDdxGws4 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 Note - I am in the process of changing the format of the topics 2-4 and 6-8 to be the same as topic 1. I’ll be uploading them here as I do so you’ll have access to them in this bundle.
CONCISE A* A Level Biology AQA Topic 6 (stimuli, nervous coordination, homeostasis, etc.) notes
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CONCISE A* A Level Biology AQA Topic 6 (stimuli, nervous coordination, homeostasis, etc.) notes

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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk 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
CONCISE A* A Level Biology AQA Topic 7 genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems Revision Note
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CONCISE A* A Level Biology AQA Topic 7 genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems Revision Note

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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk 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 AQA A Level Biology, topic 7: 3.7.1 Inheritance: genetic diagrams, monohybrid and dihybrid crosses, sex-linkage, autosomal linkage, multiple alleles, epistasis, chi-squared test… 3.7.2 Populations: Hardy Weinberg principle… 3.7.3 Evolution may lead to speciation: genetic variation, natural selection, stabilising/directional/disruptive selection, evolulation, allopatric and sympatric speciation, genetic drift… 3.7.4 Populations in ecosystems: ecosystems, carrying capacity, predator-prey relationships, competition, estimating the size of populations, succession, conservation…
CONCISE A* photosynthesis, respiration, energy & nutrient cycles notes | AQA A Level Biology
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CONCISE A* photosynthesis, respiration, energy & nutrient cycles notes | AQA A Level Biology

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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk 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
NEW SPEC required practical exam questions workbook AS biology (A level year 1)
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NEW SPEC required practical exam questions workbook AS biology (A level year 1)

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Check out my website for free biology classes to help with students cope with school closures www.biologywitholivia.co.uk/ Even students who can recite the specification backwards tend to drop lots of marks on exam questions relating to practical activities, since they find that the style of question isn’t ‘revisable’. However, overall, at least 15% of the marks for an A-level Biology qualification will require the assessment of practical skills (AQA A Level Biology Specification 7401/7402). So, using this workbook to get to grips with this difficult style of question can considerably improve a students grade, and typically be the difference between getting an A* instead of an A, or an A instead of a B. This required practical exam questions workbook was made by and first tested by a student who got an A* in 2017. It contains 64 pages of exam questions and mark schemes. These are arranged into 6 sections, covering each of the 6 required practicals for AQA AS biology (A level year 1). As well as AQA of course, exam questions have been collated from exam boards including OCR, Edexcel and WJEC, where there are some overlapping practicals. Therefore, this workbook would also be useful for other exam boards. 1. Investigation into the effect of a named variable on the rate of an enzyme-controlled reaction 2. Preparation of stained squashes of cells from plant root tips; set- up and use of an optical microscope to identify the stages of mitosis in these stained squashes and calculation of a mitotic index 3. Production of a dilution series of a solute to produce a calibration curve with which to identify the water potential of plant tissue 4. Investigation into the effect of a named variable on the permeability of cell-surface membranes 5. Dissection of animal or plant gas exchange system or mass transport system or of organ within such a system 6. Use of aseptic techniques to investigate the effect of antimicrobial substances on microbial growth There are also 6 required practicals for A level biology year 2 (A2), which are covered in a separate workbook: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spec-required-practical-exam-questions-workbook-a-level-biology-year-2-a2-11658091 For other A Level Biology resources please do have a look in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alevelbioboss
CONCISE A* A Level Biology AQA Topic 8 (mutations, control of gene expression, cancer, etc) Notes
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CONCISE A* A Level Biology AQA Topic 8 (mutations, control of gene expression, cancer, etc) Notes

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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk 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.
CONCISE A* A Level Biology Topic 1 Biological Molecules (& nucleic acids) Revision Notes
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CONCISE A* A Level Biology Topic 1 Biological Molecules (& nucleic acids) Revision Notes

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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk 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
CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Topic 2 CELLS (structure, mitosis, transport, immunity) revision notes
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CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Topic 2 CELLS (structure, mitosis, transport, immunity) revision notes

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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk 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
A* Model answers & annotations for A level biology AQA practice paper 1 - exam technique revision
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A* Model answers & annotations for A level biology AQA practice paper 1 - exam technique revision

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Model answers and annotations for AQA AS Biology practice paper 1 I’ve annotated the paper as I would in the exam so that students can see how to approach each question in a way that allows them to figure out what the examiners are looking for Model answers to help students make sense of the mark schemes which can often be vague and difficult to understand Step by step calculations for maths questions Paper and mark scheme: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spec-a-level-biology-as-aqa-practice-paper-1-and-mark-scheme-11542457
A level Biology (AS) AQA practice / past paper 1 | exam questions, revision
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A level Biology (AS) AQA practice / past paper 1 | exam questions, revision

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Website: www.biologywitholivia.co.uk/ I’m running an online course covering the fundamentals of A Level Biology: www.crowdcast.io/biologywitholivia - teachers feel free to contact me at biologywitholivia@gmail.com if you’d like to arrange places for your students at a discount (I’m DBS checked). Model answers / annotations for this paper to help with exam technique: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spec-a-level-biology-as-aqa-practice-paper-1-and-mark-scheme-11542457 For more resources, from a student who gained top marks (high A*) in 2017, please visit my shop: www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/biologywitholivia I have created this paper which can be used as another ‘specimen paper’. All questions are taken from old exam papers, with a large majority from the 6416 specification. I have made sure that they are all completely relevant to the new specification and included many that cover the new content, which I suspect is what many students need/want to practice most. This paper is in the same format as the AS exam (paper 1) which will be taken at the end of the course. Hence, the maximum mark for the paper is 91 and 2 hours is allowed. I have also included a summary table of the topics that are covered in this paper.
CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Mark Scheme Revision Notes (new spec)
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CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Mark Scheme Revision Notes (new spec)

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Check out my website for free biology classes to help with students cope with school closures www.biologywitholivia.co.uk/ THE AIM I’ve condensed the whole AS Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides and tutorials, consisting of exactly what you need to know. What’s more, I’ve analysed 10+ years of past papers and used the points commonly found on mark schemes. The aim of my revision resources is not just to help students understand biology; but to help them understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. CONTENTS OF THIS BUNDLE Revision booklets for: Topic 1 Biological molecules Topic 2 Cells Topic 3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment Topic 4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms Check out my shop for more: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alevelbioboss
Required practical exam questions workbook | A level biology AQA OCR Edexcel WJEC Year 2
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Required practical exam questions workbook | A level biology AQA OCR Edexcel WJEC Year 2

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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk Even students who can recite the specification backwards tend to drop lots of marks on exam questions relating to practical activities, since they find that the style of question isn’t ‘revisable’. However, overall, at least 15% of the marks for an A-level Biology qualification will require the assessment of practical skills (AQA A Level Biology Specification 7401/7402). So, using this workbook to get to grips with this difficult style of question can considerably improve a students grade, and typically be the difference between getting an A* instead of an A, or an A instead of a B. This required practical exam questions workbook was made by and first tested by a student who got an A* in 2017. It contains 71 pages of exam questions and mark schemes. These are arranged into 6 sections, covering each of the 6 required practicals for A Level Biology (AQA), year 2 (A2). As well as AQA of course, exam questions have been collated from exam boards including OCR, Edexcel and WJEC, where there are some overlapping practicals. Therefore, this workbook would also be useful for other exam boards. Required practical 7: Use of chromatography to investigate the pigments isolated from leaves of different plants, eg leaves from shade-tolerant and shade- intolerant plants or leaves of different colours Required practical 8: Investigation into the effect of a named factor on the rate of dehydrogenase activity in extracts of chloroplasts Required practical 9: Investigation into the effect of a named variable on the rate of respiration of cultures of single-celled organisms Required practical 10: Investigation into the effect of an environmental variable on the movement of an animal using either a choice chamber or a maze Required practical 11: Production of a dilution series of a glucose solution and use of colorimetric techniques to produce a calibration curve with which to identify the concentration of glucose in an unknown There are also 6 required practicals for AS / year 1 A Level Biology, which are covered in a separate workbook: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spec-required-practical-exam-questions-workbook-as-biology-a-level-year-1-11585623 For other A Level Biology resources please do have a look in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alevelbioboss
CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Mark Scheme Revision Notes + required practical exam questions (new spec)
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CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Mark Scheme Revision Notes + required practical exam questions (new spec)

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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk 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 Note - I am in the process of changing the format of the topics 2-4 to be the same as topic 1. I’ll be uploading them as I do so you’ll have access to them in this bundle.
Carbohydrates | A Level Biology Concise A* notes
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Carbohydrates | A Level Biology Concise A* notes

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A LEVEL BIOLOGY CARBOHYDRATES NOTES + TEMPLATE Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification for topic 3.1.2 carbohydrates Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes Website: biologywitholivia.co.uk YouTube: Biology with Olivia Instagram: @biologywitholivia TikTok: @biologywitholivia Email: hello@biologywitholivia.co.uk
CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Topic 4 Mark Scheme Revision Notes (protein synthesis, genetic diversity)
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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk 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
CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Topic 3 (gas exchange, digestion, mass transport) revision notes
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CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Topic 3 (gas exchange, digestion, mass transport) revision notes

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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk 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