AQA A-level Biology Topic 8 REVISION (The control of gene expression)

This revision resource has been designed with the simple aim of motivating the students whilst they assess their understanding of the content found in topic 8 (The control of gene expression) of the AQA A-level Biology specification. This topic is regularly regarded as the most difficult by the students and therefore time has been taken to explain the important concepts so that key points are recalled and retained. The resource includes a detailed and engaging Powerpoint (108 slides) and associated worksheets, some of which are differentiated to allow students of differing abilities to access the work.

The range of activities have been designed to cover as much of the content as possible but the following sub-topics have been given particular attention:

  • The genetic code
  • Substitution mutations and their impact on the primary structure
  • Addition and deletion mutations and the frameshift
  • Benign and malignant tumours
  • The role of oncogenes and tumour-suppressor genes in cancer
  • DNA methylation
  • Genetic modification of bacteria to produce human insulin
  • PCR
  • Gel electrophoresis and its application in disease detection
  • Potency of cells

The range of activities include exam questions and understanding checks as well as quiz competitions to maintain student engagement. Revision resources are also available for the other 7 topics on the AQA A-level Biology specification


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Created: Apr 18, 2019

Updated: Apr 20, 2019


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