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I've been teaching A-level biology for years and have spent several hours developing resources to the highest possible standard. They are designed to maximise class time - spending less time on learning facts, with a focus on application and the processing of information.

docx, 17.02 KB
docx, 17.02 KB
pptx, 639.04 KB
pptx, 639.04 KB
pptx, 2.61 MB
pptx, 2.61 MB
doc, 1.5 MB
doc, 1.5 MB
This is a sample of the style of resources available for the whole of the AS & A-level (AQA) Biology courses, which will be soon be available (over the next few months).

The class notes help to maintain student focus as the class completes sections of the booklet during the topic, using the PowerPoint's. Some of the work in the class notes can be set for homework. In my experience, using a booklet helps enormously with student organisation as the resource is in one place, so it easier to file and more difficult to lose. It also helps in that less time is spent at the printer and you do not need to hand out bits of paper at the start of every lesson.

This might seem quite 'narrow', but it is a highly efficient approach to teaching A-level Biology. It also helps for when students are absent as they have the class notes and can complete most of them using the PowerPoints and text books. This approach to also ensures students' are provided a decent set of revision notes that contain the necessary information for examination success and helps to maximise lesson time, thereby allowing more time for activities that help develop the skills needed for students' to:

-- 'Apply knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes, techniques and procedures',
-- 'Analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information, ideas and evidence'.

The PowerPoints are designed to complement the class notes, and contain animations and activities. It is NOT intended that the students simply copy down everything that is on the PowerPoint!

The full bundle of Biological Molecules contains pre-work, seven PowerPoints, two sets of class notes (fully editable), marking guidelines and a topic overview check sheet. In most of the bundles available, all of the above and more is included.

It is also worth viewing the 'Folder Dividers', as my students have found these particularly useful.

These materials have been carefully developed over the past 6 years and were trialed and refined last year when teaching the new specification for the first time - they played a central role in enabling my classes (sizes of 20+) to achieve ALPS scores of 2.
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