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

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This lesson starts with a recap from the previous lesson showing gametes fusing during fertilisation and the changes in chromosome numbers. The first task is for pupils to watch a video and answer a set of questions whilst they are watching, once the video is complete they can assess their work using the mark scheme provided.

Pupils will then be given a worksheet with a diagram of meiosis occurring and statements where pupils will need to fill in blanks to complete the correct steps in the process. Pupils can assess their work using the answers provided.

Pupils will then be shown the different between diploid and haploid cells and how this can be depicted in a diagram, they will be shown the changes that occur going from two haploid gametes to a diploid zygote.

The next activity is for pupils to sort statements into two columns - mitosis or meiosis. Once this activity has been completed pupils can mark their work using the answers available.

Pupils will now complete a quick check, pupils will answer questions about the topic of meiosis into their books. For higher tier pupils they can be challenged by completing the questions at the back of their books without using their notes. Once completed the work can either be self-assessed or peer-assessed.

The final activity is an exam-style question which higher ability pupils can complete at the back of their books, this can then be assessed usng the mark scheme provided.

The plenary activity is for pupils to pick a plenary between summarising the work from the lesson in three sentences or writing a definition for a set of key words.

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