An introduction to the synoptic essay on paper 3 of the AQA Biology A-level.
Lesson includes the following…
- choose topics relevant to the essay title
- understand the mark scheme and why essays are awarded each band of marks.
- Explore ways in which we can link topics to the main theme of the question ie the importance of (this is what students find hardest to do and what they need to be able to do gain the top 2 bands of marks)
I designed this ppt to introduce essays to my year 12s at the end of the AS course. Topics relevant to the essay titles from year 13 could certainly be added if you were using this year 13 students.