AQA Combined Science Trilogy Biology Paper 1 Revision and 2019 Exam Support

All spec codes must be examined through a three-year period with AQA exams. This is a spec code frequency analysis of the 2018 exams for both foundation and higher exam papers leading to very specific lesson focus and pupil revision. It highlights spec codes that HAVE NOT appeared in last year’s exams or very infrequently, leading to a very high probability of most of them appearing in summer 2019. (Some spec point could be assessed in 2020 and still meet the three-year rule.)
This tool has analysed 2018 foundation and higher exam papers and completed a frequency count of each spec code. This summarises into a combined table to prepare for the 2019 exams.
It highlights spec codes that have not been assessed by showing as green. It colours through a spectrum of red to green, of other specs which have been assessed, but infrequently. It shows this by a simple count and relative frequency to the number of spec codes. The relative analysis tool shows how common it has appeared relative to the number of spec points. A low spec count could still have a high relative count showing a lower probability. There is also a combined summary for F and H papers if you teach mixed groups.
Each analysis is shown graphically leading to easy displays for pupils to review key areas to focus.
On the following tabs there is a full spec checklist filterable by their appearance in either F, H or both so pupils can view this information in a checklist explaining each spec point. This has then lead to a checklist revision list for both F and H papers.
Exam questions have been made into a F and H assessment/revision document from AQA past papers and has been made specifically themed on these areas to help support and lead revision up to the summer exams. All markschemes and examiner reports are included.
Hopefully this will lead to a more productive approach, in terms of revision topics and time management, for both pupils and teachers.

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Created: Apr 9, 2019

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