AQA A Level 2015 - Photosynthesis

AQA A Level 2015 - Photosynthesis

Resource used over a series of lessons with a high ability class - covering adaptations of leaves, pigments, and the light dependent and independent reactions. According to the new AQA A level syllabus. - first cover a simplified version of the Light Dependent Reaction (as per the textbook), and then went through the version no longer specified in the syllabus (photosystems and cyclic/non-cyclic) - can be tailored according to class ability.
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New GCSE - Disease topic (series of lessons)

New GCSE - Disease topic (series of lessons)

Used with a high ability year 11 class. - Covers intro to the topic, with key definitions. - Graphs to allow some analysis (e.g. comparing the main causes of death in developed vs less developed countries, comparisons between incomes within countries, and genders --> great for developing critical analysis and reasoning). - Case studies of Communicable diseases (including video links, and discussion of sociocultural and economic impacts) - Introduction to immune system --> I used plasticine and got them to make stop motion videos of phagocytes and lymphocytes, using their phone (worked really well!)
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AQA A-Level Populations and Evolution

AQA A-Level Populations and Evolution

Used with high ability year 13 class. Covers key definitions, Hardy-Weinberg, Natural selection and Speciation. Practical activity to demonstrate the example of Peppered Moths. I also used a circus activity with 15 questions on HW equilibrium. I laminated the questions on separate sheets, with the answer to the previous question on the back, and spread these around the room for students to have a go at.
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Year 7 - introduction to bunsen burners

Year 7 - introduction to bunsen burners

Used with high ability year 7 class. Labelled parts of a bunsen burner and performed a practical investigation, measuring the temperature change of water when using each of the 3 flames. Students draw a graph of their results.
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Year 8 Science Investigation Skills Passport

Year 8 Science Investigation Skills Passport

Used with my high ability year 8 class - taught separate sciences so this passport is titled Biology, which can obviously be amended. Glued the passport into the front of their books, and added their 'passport photo' in which they drew themselves as scientists. Investigation skills linked heavily to the KS3 National Curriculum. Following a practical students write the data in the table heading, and tick off the skills they have developed/demonstrated. Could enhance this with a red amber green system to show the progress they are making towards a skill. When writing up a practical I encourage them to finish with a reflection in which they link back to these skills. I found previously they struggled to describe skills so this gives them a prompt. Aim to demonstrate each skill through a range of different practicals across the year, such that by then end they may hope to achieve 'expert' status. I produced this to link to the idea of the new A-level CPAC criteria and the idea of demonstrating mastery of practical techniques. With each new book they may receive a new passport.
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AQA AS - Circulation

AQA AS - Circulation

Used with a high ability year 12 class over the course of several lessons, as part of the Mass Transport topic. PPT includes: - structure of the heart - cardiac cycle - valves - blood vessels - tissue fluid
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Internal and External Fertilisation

Internal and External Fertilisation

Used with high ability year 8 class, following a lesson on sexual and asexual reproduction. I chose to laminate the info sheets for use with several groups and to save future spending on photocopying! Would work really well in a school with iPads/class IT access so they could do their own research or as an extension find out about another animal.
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AQA AS Revision doc

AQA AS Revision doc

I have compiled this document using the AQA AS syllabus, for my year 12 classes to use to focus their revision over the Easter holiday.
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Surface area to volume ratio KS4

Surface area to volume ratio KS4

Used with year 9 and 10 classes (high ability) studying the new GCSE Biology course. The challenge sheet (shown on the ppt) near the end of the lesson was downloaded from another author on TES and is a fantastic resource (https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/surface-area-to-volume-ratio-logic-challenge-11313026)
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AQA AS - Digestion

AQA AS - Digestion

Used with a high ability year 12 class over a series of lessons to cover digestion of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.
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AQA AS - Biodiversity

AQA AS - Biodiversity

Used this powerpoint with my high ability year 12 class, alongside a number of worksheets (adapted from other TES authors, or using past exam questions). - Species and Taxonomy - Calculating diversity - Molecular techniques to investigate diversity - For the slides on courtship rituals I added a sound effect (Puppy Love, by Donny Osmond). For this to work on your computer you would need to save this song as an mp3 (using a youtube converter) and add it to the slide.
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