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AQA GCSE Biology Core Knowledge Questions

AQA GCSE Biology Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA GCSE Biology Paper 2 Core Knowledge Questions

AQA GCSE Biology Paper 2 Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B15 Genetics and Evolution Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B15 Genetics and Evolution Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B14 Variation and Evolution Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B14 Variation and Evolution Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
AQA B13 Reproduction Core Knowledge Questions

AQA B13 Reproduction Core Knowledge Questions

A set of simple knowledge questions with answers that can be given as homework to learn or turned into flashcards. Follows the Oxford Kerboodle topic structure and cross referenced with the AQA specification. Does not include information on required practicals or ‘working scientifically’ Higher content is in bold Biology only content is in* italics*
spike2608
2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Eye Biology L5

2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Eye Biology L5

This lesson is for teaching the above named lesson as part of the Homeostasis and Response module of Biology Unit 2 (B2) of the new 2018 AQA GCSE specification for GCSE Biology. The lesson has the following features embedded: Lesson has Bloom’s Taxonomy embedded throughout which are also graded for differentiation. Stretch and challenge tasks throughout (including Grade 8-9+ questions and extended writing) AfL (3 progress checks embedded) Differentiation is strong as has been noted in formal school observations for the last 2 years of teaching AQA. Narrative of lesson structure is clear and focused as well as engaging. Pre-starter prepared. The lesson is geared with top-down approach pedagogy and provide inclusive differentiation for low attaining and medium attaining pupils as well. The lesson should be ‘tweaked’ to meet the needs of your own pupils.
ranw123
2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Brain Biology L4

2018 AQA GCSE Biology Unit 2 (B2): Brain Biology L4

This lesson is for teaching the above named lesson as part of the Homeostasis and Response module of Biology Unit 2 (B2) of the new 2018 AQA GCSE specification for GCSE Biology. The lesson has the following features embedded: Lesson has Bloom’s Taxonomy embedded throughout which are also graded for differentiation. Stretch and challenge tasks throughout (including Grade 8-9+ questions and extended writing) AfL (3 progress checks embedded) Differentiation is strong as has been noted in formal school observations for the last 2 years of teaching AQA. Narrative of lesson structure is clear and focused as well as engaging. Pre-starter prepared. The lesson is geared with top-down approach pedagogy and provide inclusive differentiation for low attaining and medium attaining pupils as well. The lesson should be ‘tweaked’ to meet the needs of your own pupils.
ranw123
MEET ‘N’ GREET MINGLE BINGO  (adaptable) Ice Breaker for the New Year/ Genetics Unit/ ESL Speaking

MEET ‘N’ GREET MINGLE BINGO (adaptable) Ice Breaker for the New Year/ Genetics Unit/ ESL Speaking

This ‘Mingle Bingo’ is a great ice- breaker for the start of the year. There are 25 spots on the card, each describing a physical attribute (such as green eyes), a capability (such as being able to lick your elbow!) or something specific about family and home (such as having a dog, or having two sisters). Students embark on a scavenger hunt to find someone in the class who fits that descripton. There are two slightly different Bingo cards (although they do have some of the same points on them) which could be used together with everyone randomly handed on or the other, or choose which you prefer according to what you know about characteristics within your class. The idea is that everyone mingles and asks specific each other questions. When students find someone who “ticks” one of the boxes on their sheet, that person writes their name down in the space provided. Each person can only be used once, so students have to use a little bit of tactical thinking about whose name to place where! For smaller classes adjust the game by giving students a certain number of boxes to fill in, or ask them to complete a row or two. The activity would also be great for use in a module on **Genetics **as many of the Bingo boxes ask about characteristics which are dominant and recessive genes The cards could also be used in an English as Second Language class in an activity about describing people.
underthedesk
AQA Biology unit 6 revision game

AQA Biology unit 6 revision game

A board game with cards to help pupils revise biology unit 6. I print the game board A3 and then print the questions onto coloured card. All you then need are dice and counters and pupils play in groups of 3/4. I get them to write notes/make flash cards on any questions they don’t get correct.
laurastearn
AQA GCSE Biology (Triple) B6 Inheritance L4 DNA and the Genome

AQA GCSE Biology (Triple) B6 Inheritance L4 DNA and the Genome

Follows the new AQA 9-1 Specification - Covers DNA structure and understanding the genome. The hw followup is part of the next lesson. All resources included except where research in textbooks is required (we use the Oxford textbook) Images are from google and I take no credit for them Please leave a review :)
ems-jg
AQA GCSE Biology (Triple) B6 Inheritance L3 Cell Division in Sexual Reproduction (Meiosis)

AQA GCSE Biology (Triple) B6 Inheritance L3 Cell Division in Sexual Reproduction (Meiosis)

Follows the new AQA 9-1 Specification - Covers all meiosis theory required with links back to previous topics Lesson also available as part of a bundle from my shop :) This is a combo of 2 lessons - may take 1 1/2-2 depending on class so I didn’t want to try and split it into two! All resources included except where research in textbooks is required (we use the Oxford textbook) Images are from google and I take no credit for them Please leave a review :)
ems-jg
AQA GCSE Biology (Triple) B6 Inheritance L1&2 Types of Reproduction Asexual and Sexual

AQA GCSE Biology (Triple) B6 Inheritance L1&2 Types of Reproduction Asexual and Sexual

Follows the new AQA 9-1 Specification - Covers Sexual and Asexual Repro including advantages and disadvantages Lesson also available as part of a bundle from my shop :) This is a combo of 2 lessons - may take 1 1/2-2 depending on class so I didn’t want to try and split it into two! All resources included except where research in textbooks is required (we use the Oxford textbook) Images are from google and I take no credit for them Please leave a review :)
ems-jg
AQA GCSE Biology B6 Lessons 1-9 Triple Science - 4.6.1 Reproduction

AQA GCSE Biology B6 Lessons 1-9 Triple Science - 4.6.1 Reproduction

Follows the new 9-1 GCSE AQA specification N.B If formatting looks odd on the preview please be aware this is not the case on the real ppt! This powerpoint includes NINE full lessons for triple scientists - it covers all of 4.6.1 Reproduction Types of Reproduction Advantages and Disadvantages of Sexual and Asexual Reproduction Cell Division in Sexual Reproduction DNA and the Genome Protein Synthesis Gene Expression and Mutation Patterns of Inheritance Sex Determination and Family Trees Inherited Disorders All resources included except where research in textbooks is required (we use the Oxford textbook) Images are from google and I take no credit for them Lessons also available individually Please leave a review :)
ems-jg
Humans Vs Animals KS3 Unit of Work

Humans Vs Animals KS3 Unit of Work

10 full lessons on Humans Vs Animals inclusive of all needed resources (powerpoints, worksheets etc.) Topics include: Habitats and Adaptations Heat Transfer (Penguin Huddle practical experiment) Speed Distance Time Comparing human speed to animal speed (Bolt Vs Cheetah Vs Pupils!) Also includes all lesson outline/unit plan including plenary/formative assessment ideas Used for Year 8 but aspects can easily be used for year 7 or 9.
brionydemott
Debates 101

Debates 101

This resource is for all in education, from KS1-5 and even at university level, it makes debating fun, accessible and has great impact. It includes a ready to use generic template, structured stages and prompts and some guidance for debating motions. It is useful because it is tried and tested, student, teacher and parent voice indicates that it makes a positive difference to learning and engagement. The learning objectives are skills based (empathy, listening, collaboration, research, collation, reflection, application, synthesis and presentation) as well as content driven as determined by the user’s choice although all debates usually improve an awareness of the social, economic and ethical aspects of an issue. The differentiation opportunities are vast, these can be either by outcome or role allocation (e.g. captains will develop their leadership skills and may be the more able in the group). As stated at the start, it is linked to all levels and types of curricula, standards and specifications. My tip is just to try it out!
Teachtoday-yahoo
AQA GCSE BIOLOGY/TRILOGY - Mastery Booklets for the 7 Teaching Topics

AQA GCSE BIOLOGY/TRILOGY - Mastery Booklets for the 7 Teaching Topics

I have put together ‘mastery booklets’ that can be used for independent study for pupils to use after a section of the course has been covered. They are designed (with past paper questions and the answers) for the students to complete themselves. This is to help them gain a deeper knowledge without impacting on teacher workload. All the teacher needs to do is record when the students have completed and annotated the booklet. I have split the 7 sections into the topics for the paper 1 and the paper 2. These could be used for cover work and revision before the exams. Hope they’re useful. Harret
harret
Biology Key Words AQA GCSE

Biology Key Words AQA GCSE

A list of biology key words and brief definitions for each. To print out and stick into exercise books at the beginning of each topic. Heavy topics have been split into 2 (A and B) and triple topics are named with a T. Really good to keep referring back to and give vocab tests for.
monica1991
Adaptations and Marbles

Adaptations and Marbles

A skills lesson looking at adaptations. The activity involves moving marbles with wet and dry hands - looking at the effect of the wrinkled fingers.
Dimebar
AQA  A-level Biology Revision Questions for Year 1 and 2 (533 questions)

AQA A-level Biology Revision Questions for Year 1 and 2 (533 questions)

This resource contains 533 questions which covers all Biology content for AQA Biology years 1 and 2 (KS5). This is an updated and improved version and links each topic to its specific AQA specification code. I have provided a space for pupils to complete their responses and have provided data and diagrams for them to intrepret (where needed). The booklet covers A01 and A02 style questions and has been extremely popular and useful for the classes which I have taught over the last 2 years. The resourse can be used as one big booklet, or sections can be used as independent work and knowledge consolidation. Hope you find it as useful as I have.
Alex_Clarke
AQA A Level Biology Mutations

AQA A Level Biology Mutations

AQA A level Biology Specificaton Unit 3.4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms Topic: Mutations Power Point and complementary worksheet This lesson covers: Can you explain what a gene mutation is and how they arise Can you explain what is meant by a deletion and substitution mutation, and the potential consequences of each (linked to protein structure) Can you interpret base sequences to identify gene mutations and their impact Can you describe what a mutagenic agent is, and identify some possible mutagenic agents.
kanzi1979
AQA A Level Biology Protein Synthesis Transcription and RNA

AQA A Level Biology Protein Synthesis Transcription and RNA

AQA A level Biology Specificaton Unit 3.4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms Topic: Protein Synthesis Transcription and RNA Power Point This lesson covers: Can you explain the concept of the genome as the complete set of genes in a cell? Can you explain the concept of the proteome as the full range of proteins that a cell is able to produce? Can you describe the structure of molecules of messenger RNA (mRNA) and of transfer RNA (tRNA)? Can you explain transcription as the production of mRNA from DNA? Can you describe the role of RNA polymerase in joining mRNA nucleotides? Can you explain how, in prokaryotes, transcription results directly in the production of mRNA from DNA? Can you explain how, in eukaryotes, transcription results production of pre-mRNA, which is then spliced to form mRNA?
kanzi1979
Inheritance, Variation & Evolution Scheme of Work

Inheritance, Variation & Evolution Scheme of Work

This resource contains the entire scheme of work for AQA 9-1 Inheritance, Variation & Evolution. Each lesson is complete, with powerpoints, extensions and separate past paper questions. There is a large variety of AFL tasks/ differentiation and activity styles included, as well as suggested homeworks. This is one of the most comprehensive resource bundles of it’s kind available, and is easily adapted to fit your own timelines, or to fit other exam boards. Lessons are titled as follows. How are plants & animals adapted to reproduce? How do cells in the body replicate? How do sex cells replicate, and lead to variation? What is the human genome? How is the structure of DNA linked to protein synthesis (Bio only) Why do offpring share characteristics with their parents? What are mutations (Bio) & inherited disorders? How is sex determined, and how can we represent this? (mendel- Bio only) What is, and what causes variation? What is evolution & what evidence do we have for this? What is the theory of evolution & speciation ( bio only) How do fossils help us learn about evolution & extinction? How do we classify similar organisms? What is selective breeding? What is genetic engineering? How does cloning take place? (Bio only) What is the impact of antibiotic resistance?
Killelay
Antibiotic resistance 9-1

Antibiotic resistance 9-1

An entire lesson for Antibiotic resistance for 9-1 GCSE. Includes extended writing tasks (literacy), fully differentiated and leveled, as well as extension & plenary past papers and summary tasks.
Killelay
GCSE Biology (9-1): Course Summary

GCSE Biology (9-1): Course Summary

This presentation can be used as a revision document for classes, subject knowledge guidance or for student revision. The document covers all of the content in the new 9-1 GCSE Biology syllabus, as well as including lower level AS-Level content where appropriate to extend and challenge higher ability learners.
thom_wardell
Cloning - 9-1 Biology

Cloning - 9-1 Biology

A complete lesson on cloning, for 9-1 AQA GCSE cloning. Follows on from Genetic engineering. Lesson is fully differentiated and contains RAG assessed PPQs, leveled challenge and peer feedback etc. Also present is homework.
Killelay
Genetic engineering 9-1 AQA

Genetic engineering 9-1 AQA

A full lesson on genetic engineering for AQA 9-1 Biology GCSE. Covers all aspects of the process, including pros/cons etc. Links well with the previous lesson on selective breeding, and includes many tasks & differentiated objectives. Past paper Qs also included, and leveled R/A/G
Killelay
AQA A-Level Biology - Guide to the Essay

AQA A-Level Biology - Guide to the Essay

This guide is for A-Level Biology students in Year 13 doing the AQA spec. It contains advice for the essay at the end of Paper 3 along with four example essays. It’s useful for understanding how to write your own essay. Enjoy!
happilycookie
Selective breeding 9-1 AQA

Selective breeding 9-1 AQA

A full lesson on selective breeding, with differentiation and plenty of challenge tasks. Work is levelled & includes a PPQ as well as a lot of application of acquired knowledge.
Killelay
Classification. 9-1 AQA GCSE

Classification. 9-1 AQA GCSE

A full lesson for 9-1 AQA Classification. Can be modified, but required Ipads/IT resources unless you print out your own fact sheets. Includes ppt, with homework, differentiation & challenge tasks. PPQs to link back to prior topics also included.
Killelay
Fossils & Extinction 9-1 AQA

Fossils & Extinction 9-1 AQA

A lesson to cover the new Biology (trilogy) GCSE Spec. Contains a variety of learning tasks, differentiated and complete with extension tasks and self/peer assessment. Incorporates tasks from prior lessons, incl the PPQ, to reinforce learning.
Killelay
Theories of Evolution 9-1 AQA

Theories of Evolution 9-1 AQA

A resource for the Biology 9-1 AQA GCSE, a lesson for Biology only, which follows on from the lesson on natural selection & evolution. Differentiated with extensions & help sheets. Includes RAG Past paper Qs.
Killelay
Evolution 9-1 AQA

Evolution 9-1 AQA

A resource for the 9-1 AQA GCSE. The covers the process of evolution, natural selection & survival of the fittest. It includes an application homework task, and differentiated tasks throughout, as well as Past paper Qs. The next lesson after this will be ‘theories of evolution’, which is required for Separate sciences (biology only) and will include comparisson of the two main theories at the time of Darwin.
Killelay
STEM club schemes of work bundle

STEM club schemes of work bundle

Twelve themed schemes of work that can be used in STEM clubs or for fun science lessons. All practical lessons. Each scheme of work contains a number of lessons based around that theme that can be carried out over a number of weeks. for each lesson in each scheme of work there is a lesson plan which lists all equipment needed,how to set up and how to carry out the activity. and a colouful student instruction sheet which can be printed off and laminated or displayed on the board once upon a STEM star wars STEM christmas STEM easter STEM colour and fun themed STEM STEM the science of food valentines themed STEM Cosmetics themed STEM STEM practical challenges STEM Scavenger hunt Borax free slime recipes Bubble themed scheme of work
marissa03
AQA BIOLOGY 9-1 HIGHER INTERACTIVE SPEC CHECKLIST

AQA BIOLOGY 9-1 HIGHER INTERACTIVE SPEC CHECKLIST

A checklist designed to help plan out revision for Year 11 based off the official AQA Specification for Biology (Separate Sciences); *-tick and off and colour code each topic as the months progress towards exams -hover over topics to see the official spec for the exact information you need to know -be able to carefully structure your revision and see all the content laid out in front of you*
lolaaroses