NEW AQA GCSE Trilogy (2016) Biology - Evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria
This lesson is designed for the NEW AQA Trilogy Biology GCSE, particularly the 'Inheritance, variation and evolution' SoW.

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The lesson begins with a introduction to the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria, this is looked at more closely with a video. Whilst watching the video pupils will need to answer questions, this work can be self-assessed using the marking criteria once complete.

Using the knowledge of how bacterial populations develop resistance to antibiotics pupils can complete a cartoon strip to demonstrate how this process occurs. Pictures for each stage will be provided, pupils will be required to complete the captions boxes for each depiction choosing from a list of key words to include.

The next part of the lesson focuses on preventing antibiotic resistance, pupils can draw a table in their books and in pairs or in groups will be given some cards of information on the different ways to prevent the development of antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria. Pupils will need to use this information to complete their table.

The last focus of the lesson is on the spread of MRSA within a hospital setting and how hospitals have responded to the crisis. Pupils will be given a set of newspaper reports, they should read them through in pairs or in groups and use them to answer a set of questions. Pupils can self-assess their work against the marking criteria once they have completed this task.

The final task is a set of exam-style questions on this topic, pupils of a higher ability should complete this task at the back of their book and try not use their notes to help them. Those students of lower ability can discuss the answers with their partner if necessary. Once completed students can use the mark scheme to assess their work.

The plenary task is for pupils to come up with three quiz questions to test their classmates knowledge of what they have learnt this lesson. If there is time you could ask some pupils to read out their questions for a mini-quiz at the end of the lesson.

All resources are included at the end of the presentation. Thanks for looking, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments section and any feedback would be appreciated :)
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