Topic 4: Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms (AQA A-level Biology)

Every one of the lessons included in this bundle is detailed, engaging and fully-resourced and has been written to cover the content as detailed in topic 4 of the AQA A-level Biology specification. The wide range of activities will maintain engagement whilst supporting the explanations of the content to allow the students to build a deep understanding of genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms.

Lessons which cover the following specification points are included in this bundle:

4.1: DNA, genes and chromosomes

  • DNA in prokaryotes and eukaryotes
  • Genes

4.2: DNA and protein synthesis

  • Genome, proteome and the structure of RNA
  • Transcription and splicing
  • Translation

4.3: Genetic diversity can arise as a result of mutation or during meiosis

  • The genetic code
  • Gene mutations
  • Chromosome mutations
  • Meiosis

4.5: Species and taxonomy

  • Species and taxonomy

4.6: Biodiversity within a community

  • Calculating an index of diversity

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Created: Jan 23, 2020

Updated: Feb 5, 2020

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