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Resources to help you teach A level biology. Exam-board-specific resources will be clearly stated. All feedback welcome.

Resources to help you teach A level biology. Exam-board-specific resources will be clearly stated. All feedback welcome.
Biodiversity and natural resources (topic 4) slides for SNAB 2015
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Biodiversity and natural resources (topic 4) slides for SNAB 2015

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Slides to break-down and convey the key points of the specification content specifically for Salter’s-Nuffield A level Biology 2015. The slides are designed to be image-based, low on text-content to be engaging, stimulating and easy-to-read for students. The consistent design theme throughout the entire topic will help students to link together the key ideas and see the topic more holistically. The slides cover (with reference to the specification) the flowing keys concepts: Species, evolution and speciation Classifcation and quanitification of species and genetic biodiversity Plant cells and tissues, including function of xylem and phloem Plants as sources of medicines and testing antimicrobials Conservation of biodiversity Can be used in conjunction with the Topic 4 flipped-learning/active-reading task sheets and answers: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/snab-topic-4-flipped-learning-sheets-with-answers-biodiversity-and-natural-resources-12310396 A free sample is available to download.
Classification & Evolution slides (OCR A level Biology A 2015)
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Classification & Evolution slides (OCR A level Biology A 2015)

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Slides covering Classification and Evolution, for Module 4 of OCR A-level Biology A (2015) These slides have been prepared in meet a number of goals: Primarily to help students see ‘the wood from the trees’ as it were, to make clear the most important conceptual information To set those key ideas into a narrative that allows students to gradually build upon their learning To act as a learning resource before/during/after lessons To free teachers to focus more on learning activity than preparing presentations These slides have been made with close reference to the above specification, doing deep-dives into those areas requiring explanation. The amount of information on each slide is limited, so as to be accessible to students during lessons. Visuals complement/enhance the text information. The text has been animated to take students step-by-step through the narrative. Video links are included and links to further reading. For this Topic the key concepts covered and are: Biological classification 5 kingdoms (features used in classification) 3 Domains (Modern classification) Classification and phylogeny Adaptation Evolution by natural selection Evidence for evolution
Complete (topics 1-4) Edexcel SNAB 2015 (AS) flipped learning task sheets with answers
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Complete (topics 1-4) Edexcel SNAB 2015 (AS) flipped learning task sheets with answers

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Task sheets to support student self-study and pre-reading of the Pearson Edexcel SNAB 2015 textbook. The tasks promts gets students to actively read the textbook, and support them in identifying and recording the key conceptual and contextual content with respect to this particular specification. The answer sheets can be used to correct student work, or separately as core revision notes. Topic 1 - Lifestyle, health and risk Topic 2 - Genes and health Topic 3 - Voice of the genome Topic 4 - Biodiversity and natural resources .
Biodiversity, sampling and conservation slides (OCR A level Biology A 2015)
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Biodiversity, sampling and conservation slides (OCR A level Biology A 2015)

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Slides covering Biodiversity, for Module 4 of OCR A-level Biology A (2015) These slides have been prepared in meet a number of goals: Primarily to help students see ‘the wood from the trees’ as it were, to make clear the most important conceptual information To set those key ideas into a narrative that is accessible to students To act as a learning resource before/during/after lessons To free teachers to focus more on learning activity than preparing presentations These slides have been made with close reference to the above specification, doing deep-dives into those areas requiring explanation. I have shared these slides with students on our VLE so they can use them to guide their independent work.
Explaining blood clotting for  A level biology (animated slides)
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Explaining blood clotting for A level biology (animated slides)

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A series of animated slides, breaking down the multi-step process of blood clotting for A level Biology. These slides can be embedded into an existing presentation, or incorporated into your lesson to illustrate the process, or allow students to go through it, step-by-step in their time.
Complete Slides for OCR A level Biology Module 4
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Complete Slides for OCR A level Biology Module 4

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Slides covering all of Module 4 of OCR A-level Biology A (2015) These slides have been prepared to meet a number of goals: Primarily to help students see ‘the wood from the trees’ as it were, to make clear the most important conceptual information To set those key ideas into a narrative that is accessible to students To act as a learning resource before/during/after lessons To free teachers to focus more on learning activity than preparing presentations These slides have been made with close reference to the above specification, doing deep-dives into those areas requiring explanation. The amount of information on each slide is limited, so as to be accessible to students. Visuals complement/enhance the text information. The text has been animated to take students step-by-step through the narrative. This Module 5 bundle covers: Biodiversity Communicable diseases Classification and evolution
Brain, nervous system and light reception (topic 8 for Edexcel A level biology A, SNAB) presentation
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Brain, nervous system and light reception (topic 8 for Edexcel A level biology A, SNAB) presentation

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This presentation runs through all the key concepts and details required for Edexcel SNAB 2015 Topic 8, Grey matter. The biology concepts covered include: the structure and function of the nervous system (structure of neurones, nerve impulses, synaptic transmission) Plant responses (phototropism) light reception by rod cells gross structure of the brain neurological disorders genetically modified organisms The slides are a customisable resource to allow you more time to focus on lesson activities etc. Please don’t forget to leave a review, guys!
Protein structure animated PowerPoint slides for A level biology
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Protein structure animated PowerPoint slides for A level biology

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These slides are designed to explain the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of protein structure for A level Biology. The slides are animated to help students visualise the folding of the polypeptide, and help teachers explain the visuals. These slides can be incorporated into other resources or used independently.
Ecosystems, photosynthesis and climate change (topic 5 for Edexcel SNAB 2015) presentation
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Ecosystems, photosynthesis and climate change (topic 5 for Edexcel SNAB 2015) presentation

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This presentation runs through the key concepts and details required for Edexcel SNAB 2015 Topic 5, On the wild side. The biology concepts covered include: ecological sampling photosynthesis energy in ecosystems global warming/climate change temperature and enzymes (Q10) speciation (allopatric/sympatric) molecular evidence for evolution (DNA profiles/sequences) The slides are a customisable resource to allow you more time to focus on lesson activities etc. These notes sheets (task sheets and answers sheets) go with this resource and provide a framework to help students pre-read or consolidate lesson work independently: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/edexcel-a-level-biology-topic-5-on-the-wild-side-fill-in-sheets-with-answers-notes-12248008 Please leave a review, guys!
Infection, immunity and forensics (Topic 6) for Edexcel SNAB 2015 presentation
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Infection, immunity and forensics (Topic 6) for Edexcel SNAB 2015 presentation

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This presentation covers the entire topic 6 (Infection, immunity and forensics) for Edexcel SNAB 2015. It is an unbusy yet visually engaging presentation designed to build your lessons and activities around. Key information from the topic, as determined by reference to the specification, textbook and past examination questions has been collated here to help simplify and contextualise the content for student. Each section starts with links to the specification covered in the Pearson SNAB textbook for A2 Biology. Slides are animated to display text and images step-by-step to help explanation and understanding. There are references to activities in the Pearson SNAB ActiveLearn package. There are also links to encourage further reading.
Edexcel A level Biology SNAB Topic 2 (Genes and Health) complete slides
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Edexcel A level Biology SNAB Topic 2 (Genes and Health) complete slides

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A set of PowerPoint slides covering all the key concepts from Edexcel A level biology (SNAB 2015) Topic 2, Genes and Health. Slides are designed to minimise the text, engage with imagery and animation and allow you to focus on your teaching/learning activities. Resources for suggested activities are also included. Concepts are covered in the context and with reference to Cystic fibrosis throughout: The respiratory system and the adaptations of the lungs The structure of proteins The structure and function of DNA (DNA replication and protein synthesis) Biological membranes and transport across membranes Enzymes and investigating factors that affect enzymes Inheritance, mutations and genetic screening
Edexcel A level Biology A (SNAB) Slides for topics 5-8
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Edexcel A level Biology A (SNAB) Slides for topics 5-8

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Slides to aid your lessons on topics 5 to 8 for Edexcel A level Biology A (Salters-Nuffield 2015). The content in the slides is specification-specific and have been designed to be engaging, clear, minimal on text and explaining the key concepts in each topic, after reference to past exam papers and marking schemes.
Infection, immunity and forensics (topic 6) presentation for SNAB biology (sample)
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Infection, immunity and forensics (topic 6) presentation for SNAB biology (sample)

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A presentation of the key concepts and details required for topic 6: Infection, immunity and forensics, SNAB biology (A Level). Major concepts covered include: genetic profiling, infection and immunity, TB and HIV and antibiotic resistance. This is designed to be a tool to help build lessons/activities around and give a consistent and simple look throughout the topic. This is a sample version based on the complete presentation also available on TES resources.
Voice of the genome (SNAB 2015) Topic 3 complete slides
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Voice of the genome (SNAB 2015) Topic 3 complete slides

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These slides have been produced as a visual aid to your A level biology lessons specifically for the Edexcel Salters-Nuffield A level Biology 2015 specification. Students often find delineating the content from the context and these slides provide a visually-engaging and concise narrative to follow through the topic. The slides are designed to: Be visually engaging, with images to complement the text information text is minimised to keep students engaged text is animated to allow students to follow the narrative The file can be used in lessons but also shared with students as an additional resource. The text in the slides paralells key marking scheme points, and so serves as a valuable revision tool, distilling the key concepts from the specification and textbooks that are often difficult to extract. Similar sets of slides are available for other SNAB 2015 Topics. Do send me your feedback, as it allows me to improve the resources and make them more useful.
Food (biological molecules) tests explained for A level
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Food (biological molecules) tests explained for A level

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For A level Biology. A presentation to help explain the biochemistry behind the chemical tests for biologically important molecules (sugars, starch, protein and lipid). Benedict's test, Iodine test, Biuret test and emulsion tests are explained to link the results of test to the structure/properies of the molecules. Stretch and challenge activities to get learners thinking about qualitative and quantitative tests are also included.
Edexcel Biology A core practical revision
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Edexcel Biology A core practical revision

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A set of slides covering all the core practical investigations for Edexcel A level Biology A. Each set of slides: Discusses the theory/principle that links to specification content Reviews the key aspects of the practical method Provides an opportunity for students to consider experimental validity, reproducibility, data analysis and ethical issues. Useful while teaching the core practical and as a revision resource. You may also want to prepare your own revision resources using the content of these slides. Download the sample version to check the contents of this resource. Don’t forget to review this resource and provide feedback.
Respiration overview worksheet for A level
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Respiration overview worksheet for A level

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Print this out on A3 sheets for a great group activity to summarise Aerobic (and even anaerobic) respiration for A level biology. This poster/worksheet allows students to view all stages of respiration (glycolysis, link reaction, Krebs cycle and oxidative phosphorylation.