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I currently teach IGCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Also A level Biology. The resources I produce for my lessons are carefully planned and I try to involve a lot of self-learning to allow students to develop these important skills needed for further education.

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I currently teach IGCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Also A level Biology. The resources I produce for my lessons are carefully planned and I try to involve a lot of self-learning to allow students to develop these important skills needed for further education.
TEACHERS GUIDE CAMBRIDGE A LEVEL SPEC: Photosynthesis and the Light Independent Reactions
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TEACHERS GUIDE CAMBRIDGE A LEVEL SPEC: Photosynthesis and the Light Independent Reactions

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A guide for teachers new to teaching this strand of the unit. I have included the specification, lesson objectives; students previous knowledge and how to build on this. I have highlighted the content needed to be taught and a guide on how to present it to an A level group with more student led activities. I have designed and included worksheets and answers. I have also included an exam question for teachers to gauge student understanding.
Evolutionary Race between pathogens and humans
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Evolutionary Race between pathogens and humans

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A power point presentation introducing the concept that pathogens are constantly evolving against treatments we have. Students discuss how HIV and TB have managed to evade detection by the immune system Article about people who have protection against the HIV virus (CCR5 gene) with questions. Exam questions
Pharmacogenomics
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Pharmacogenomics

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A PPT presentation which explains how pharmacogenomics is being developed as a new tool in treating disease. It links directly to A2 Biology Edexcel specification "discuss how the outcomes of the human genome project are being used to develop new drugs and the social, moral and ethical issues this raises". I have also included scenarios that students can discuss, developing an absolutist and relativist point of view for both.
IAL BIOLOGY Edexcel Unit 5 Article 2017: Vaping is far from harmless. Questions and Answers
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IAL BIOLOGY Edexcel Unit 5 Article 2017: Vaping is far from harmless. Questions and Answers

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This activity works alongside the article realeased by edexcel - Vaping is Far From Harmless. Students should have access to this article. I have produce 12 pages of questions which could potentially feature in this year's unit 5 exam paper. There are 15 topics including drug trials; transcription factors; nervous system ; heart rate; heart disease; immune system; and many more. I have also included a detailed answer sheet.
(I)GCSE BIOLOGY REVISION - QUESTIONS USING BLOOMS TAXONOMY: Nitrogen cycle, Heart, Kidney, Inheritan
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(I)GCSE BIOLOGY REVISION - QUESTIONS USING BLOOMS TAXONOMY: Nitrogen cycle, Heart, Kidney, Inheritan

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I have produced a series of revision questions for the Kidney, Inheritance, Nitrogen Cycle and the Heart/circulation. They follow Blooms Taxonomy promoting deeper thinking of the subjects. I have also included a template so you can make your own (or encourage your students to do so!). The 6 areas of focus are: knowledge; comprehension; Application; Analysis; Synthesis and Evaluation. I used these in a recent lesson observation and received praise for student engagement and for showing student learning progression.
End of Year Super Quiz: Educational and Fun Round. Answer Sheet and Answers included
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End of Year Super Quiz: Educational and Fun Round. Answer Sheet and Answers included

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At least an hour´s worth of quiz. There are 12 rounds of 5 questions plus one bonus round. I have set each round at 5 minutes plus an extra minute for the bonus round but, depending on age/ability, you may wish to increase this. You can show the PPT on a whiteboard or print off each round for the class to share. There is a PPT slide which needs to be printed for the answer sheet. Topics include: celebrity mash up; guess the song from the lyric; who wrote the book; maths challenge; geography challenge; disney princess; zodiac sign depending on date of birth; flags of the world; which country does this person lead?; movie poster.
Scientific Article and questions - The Tree of Life
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Scientific Article and questions - The Tree of Life

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A level Scientific Article. The article focuses on new species of bacteria and using gene sequencing to identify them. There are a series of questions linked to the article which will stretch the students. This task could be set as a homework and gives the student an introduction into the type of article they will receive in the unit 5 exam.
9-1 GCSE Enzyme introduction
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9-1 GCSE Enzyme introduction

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I have produced this lesson/PPT to allow students to discover the properties of enzymes. There are lots of timed activities where students can do a little research using their text books. This can then be checked at certain "check points" and there is a little bit of teacher led discussion. I have included a video from TedEd about what speeds up reactions to link into collision theory. I plan to discuss in more detail the factors that affect enzyme reactions next lesson and introduce practical work.
Edexcel Scientific Article January 2018 - Chasing the Cure: Parkinson´s disease
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Edexcel Scientific Article January 2018 - Chasing the Cure: Parkinson´s disease

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This will help your students prepare for the Unit 5 exam this January 2018. I have provided a sheet of key vocabulary - very useful for IAL students. I have also provided exam style questions which cover areas in the article students may be questioned on. I have provided an answer sheet. *I have attached a copy of the Edexcel article - Chasing the Cure: A decade of Parkinson´s disease. This is not a resource I have prepared, just downloaded from the edexcel website*
Breathing and Ventilation
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Breathing and Ventilation

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A power point to aid students understanding of breathing and the pressure/volume differences that occur during inhalation and exhalation. This links directly to the edexcel syllabus - 2.47 understand the role of the intercostal muscles and the diaphragm in ventilation. I have included a worksheet from edexcel AS biology to calculate the surface area of the lungs as a starter activity. Also included is the video on breathing by TedEd which gives a nice introduction to the process and also links into respiration. Plenary - edexcel exam questions
A2 Controlling the Heart Rate - cardiovascular control centre
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A2 Controlling the Heart Rate - cardiovascular control centre

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A lesson which explores the effect of exercise and heart rate on the body. Students learn how to calculate cardiac output. The power point explores the role of the cardiovascular control centre. Students complete a diagram showing how both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems can increase/decrease the heart rate depending on blood pressure, need for oxygen and glucose. There is a little practical activity when students observe the effect of adrenaline on heart rate and how quickly heart rate changes.
A2 Anaerobic respiration/production of lactate
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A2 Anaerobic respiration/production of lactate

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A PPT which includes all the activities of the lesson. Starter activity - students watch a brief video of sprinting and discuss what type of muscle fibres are likely to be present. The presentation takes them through the process of anaerobic respiration and there are check points along the way which promote discussion and check understanding. Finally, exam questions and mark scheme for self/peer assessment.
IGCSE Covalent Bonding
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IGCSE Covalent Bonding

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A lesson to introduce the concept of covalent bonds through PPT and animation. Students learn the rules of how to draw dot cross diagrams to represent covalent bonds and apply their knowledge to draw hydrogen chloride, chlorine, oxygen, ammonia, methane, ethane, ethene, water and carbon dioxide.
(I)GCSE Photosynthesis Introduction
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(I)GCSE Photosynthesis Introduction

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A power point full lesson allowing students to understand the role of photosynthesis in producing glucose for energy storage. Student should be able to understand the process of photosynthesis and its importance in the conversion of light energy to chemical energy Write a word and balanced symbol equation for photosynthesis Describe adaptations of a leaf for efficient photosynthesis There is a six mark exam question and mark scheme for self/peer assessment.
IAL Biology Unit 5 Article Questions June 2018 - The nose takes a starring role
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IAL Biology Unit 5 Article Questions June 2018 - The nose takes a starring role

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A series of questions focused on the scientific article for the IAL Edexcel exam - unit 5. There is a teacher answer sheet included. I have also included a copy of the Scientific Article from Edexcel Unit 5 Exam and definitions for vocabulary. I have focused on the following topics: • The nervous system – structure and function of each neurone • Action potentials and how an impulse is generated • Synapses • Structure and function of areas of the brain • FMRI scans • The eye • Brain injuries • Critical window • Respiration • PCR and Gel electrophoresis • Speciation This resource helps student´s to focus their revision in the appropriate areas and help develop their exam response.