Revision grids with links for AQA Biology AS and A2 Biology

Revision grids with links for AQA Biology AS and A2 Biology

Designed to be emailed to pupils or put on to an online portal where they can click on the links to revise topics they are unsure of. Please comment if you find any links which are better than any of these or have any extras to add! The pages and colours are linked to how my school teaches the specification so each teacher is on one page and has either red and orange fill or blue and green fill but this can be edited to suit you.
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AQA A Level Biology Maths Skills

AQA A Level Biology Maths Skills

A booklet and powerpoint I have put together from a few resources along with my own additions. Huge thank you to robertsteaching who did all of the step by step exam questions at the end of the powerpoint and handout which I downloaded from here: https://www.tes.com/member/RobertsTeaching Thank you very much to @mrsjmasters for sharing her booklet with me which is where most of this comes from! And thank you to AQA for all of the brilliant resources and eg. questions on indices, units, standard form, ratio and plotting equations which I got from here: http://www.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/as-and-a-level/teach/maths-skills-briefings Hope it is useful! Updated slightly as I made a typo on a standard form Q and corrected the density Q and the how many DNA nucleotides are there Q.
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AQA Biology New A2 Specification Revision Diagrams for Topic 5, 6, 7 and 8 and Required Practicals

AQA Biology New A2 Specification Revision Diagrams for Topic 5, 6, 7 and 8 and Required Practicals

Section 3.5: Energy transfers in and between organisms 3.5.1 Photosynthesis 3.5.2 Respiration 3.5.3 Energy and ecosystems 3.5.4 Nutrient cycles Section 3.6 Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments 3.6.1 Stimuli, both internal and external, are detected and lead to a response 3.6.1.1 Survival and response 3.6.1.2 Receptors 3.6.1.3 Control of heart rate 3.6.2 Nervous co-ordination 3.6.2.1 Nerve impulses 3.6.2.2 Synaptic transmission 3.6.3 Skeletal muscles are stimulated to contract by nerves and act as effectors 3.6.4 Homeostasis is the maintenance of a stable internal environment 3.6.4.1 Principles of homeostasis 3.6.4.2 Control of blood glucose concentration 3.6.4.3 Control of blood water potential Section 3.7: Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems 3.7.1 Inheritance 3.7.2 Populations 3.7.3 Evolution may lead to speciation 3.7.4 Populations in ecosystems Section 3.8 The control of gene expression 3.8.1 Alteration of the sequence of bases in DNA can alter the structure of proteins 3.8.2 Gene expression is controlled by a number of features 3.8.2.1 Most of a cell’s DNA is not translated 3.8.2.2 Regulation of transcription and translation 3.8.2.3 Gene expression and cancer 3.8.3 Using genome projects 3.8.4 Gene technologies allow the study and alteration of gene function allowing a better understanding of organism function and the design of new industrial and medical processes 3.8.4.1 Recombinant DNA technology 3.8.4.2 Differences in DNA between individuals of the same species can be exploited for identification and diagnosis of heritable conditions 3.8.4.3 Genetic fingerprinting As well as sheets on the A2 required practicals required and the techniques that they should be aware of. Similar structure to my previous AS resource https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-biology-new-as-specification-revision-diagrams-for-topic-1-2-3-and-4-and-required-practicals-11634215 All page numbers are relating to Oxford AQA Biology 2nd Edition A Level textbook by Glenn Toole and Susan Toole 2015. Diagrams are also from this source.
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Key Word Lists for AS and A2 AQA Biology

Key Word Lists for AS and A2 AQA Biology

Key word lists in full for all topics and then a document for each topic so that pupils can fill in the key terms. Would be good for revision or at the end of a topic or give out at the beginning of a topic and get pupils to fill through as you go through the topic. Please let me know any feedback by tweeting @mrsjmclark including if you would improve any definitions! Hope they are of use. I am also in the process of making quizlet quizzes for each topic, so far: Topic 1: https://quizlet.com/193309185/as-aqa-biology-topic-1-flash-cards/ Topic 2: https://quizlet.com/193328323/as-aqa-biology-topic-2-flash-cards/ Topic 3: https://quizlet.com/193344976/as-aqa-biology-topic-3-flash-cards/ Topic 4: https://quizlet.com/193310387/as-aqa-biology-topic-4-flash-cards/ Topic 5: https://quizlet.com/193349817/a2-aqa-biology-topic-5-flash-cards/ Topic 6:https://quizlet.com/193350308/a2-aqa-biology-topic-6-flash-cards/ Topic 7: https://quizlet.com/193373257/a2-aqa-biology-topic-7-flash-cards/ Topic 8: https://quizlet.com/193373345/a2-aqa-biology-topic-8-flash-cards/ Topic 6 & 8 have been updated to correct the numbers down the side! If you want discount from a quizlet teacher account so you can track students progress of learning these key terms use this link: https://quizlet.com/upgrade?referrer=mrsjmclark to get 20% off.
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AQA Biology New AS Specification Revision Diagrams for Topic 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Required Practicals

AQA Biology New AS Specification Revision Diagrams for Topic 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Required Practicals

Revision diagrams for all topics of the new AQA AS Biology specification: Section 3.1: Biological Molecules 3.1.1 Monomers and Polymers 3.1.2 Carbohydrates 3.1.3 Lipids 3.1.4.1 Proteins 3.1.4.2 Enzymes 3.1.5.1 Nucleic acid structure 3.1.5.2 DNA Replication 3.1.6 ATP 3.1.7 Water 3.1.8 Inorganic Ions Section 3.2: Cells 3.2.1.1 Eukaryotic cells 3.2.1.2 Prokaryotic cells and viruses 3.2.1.3 Studying cells 3.2.2 Mitosis 3.2.3 Transport across cell membranes 3.2.4 Cell recognition and the immune system Section 3.3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment 3.3.1 Surface area to volume ratio 3.3.2 Gas exchange 3.3.3 Digestion and absorption 3.3.4.1 Mass transport in animals 3.3.4.2 Mass transport in plants Section 3.4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms 3.4.1 DNA, genes and chromosomes 3.4.2 DNA and protein synthesis 3.4.3 Genetic diversity - mutations and meiosis 3.4.4 Genetic diversity and adaptation – natural selection 3.4.5 Species and taxonomy 3.4.6 Biodiversity 3.4.7 Investigating biodiversity As well as sheets on the required practicals required and the techniques that they should be aware of. A2 Revision Diagrams available here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/aqa-biology-new-a2-specification-revision-diagrams-for-topic-5-6-7-and-8-and-required-practicals-11634218 All page numbers are relating to Oxford AQA Biology 2nd Edition A Level textbook by Glenn Toole and Susan Toole 2015. Diagrams are also from this source.
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3.7.1 Inherited Change entire unit AQA A2 Biology

3.7.1 Inherited Change entire unit AQA A2 Biology

Over 100 slides powerpoint covering all parts of 3.7.1 Inherited Change (and introduction to Hardy Weinberg (3.7.2) as well) complete with handouts and past paper question practice. Key terms card sort to recap AS key terms Inherited Change Key Terms (and answers) Monohybrid inheritance Qs Sickle cell anaemia handout Multiple alleles and ABO Blood group inheritance handout Sex inheritance and linkage handout Dihybrid inheritance handout and autosomal linkage handout Autosomal linkage past paper Q (and MS) Epistasis handout with past paper Q (and MS) Probability and using chi squared handout More chi squared questions 2 booklets of loads of 3.7.1 Inherited Change genetics questions - split into even and odd questions (just so one booklet can be given at the end of covering the topic and one before exam leave).
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Enzymes Animation Activity or Storyboard

Enzymes Animation Activity or Storyboard

I used these to help pupils make an animation of the breakdown of starch but equally could just be used as a storyboard. Enzymes storyboard explaining the breakdown of starch into maltose. Differentiated so help option 1 has blanks for the key words, then help option 2 has full sentences and then help option 3 is to watch the video which you could set up on iPad/computer.
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New AQA AS Specification Thinking Snap Revision for Topic 1 and Topic 4

New AQA AS Specification Thinking Snap Revision for Topic 1 and Topic 4

This is a fun revision resource for the new AQA AS Specification. The idea if that they can play in pairs or groups. They have to shuffle the cards and then play snap - so keep putting the cards face up one after another. If a pupil says snap then they have to explain what both cards have on them and make a link between the two cards. If their partner/rest of the group thinks the link is a valid link (i.e. Biuret test will be positive if a protein is present) then they get to keep both cards. The winner has the most cards at the end. The pictures summarise the following topics: Section 3.1: Biological Molecules 3.1.1 Monomers and Polymers 3.1.2 Carbohydrates 3.1.3 Lipids 3.1.4.1 Proteins 3.1.4.2 Enzymes 3.1.5.1 Nucleic acid structure 3.1.5.2 DNA Replication 3.1.6 ATP 3.1.7 Water 3.1.8 Inorganic Ions Section 3.4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms 3.4.1 DNA, genes and chromosomes 3.4.2 DNA and protein synthesis 3.4.3 Genetic diversity - mutations and meiosis 3.4.4 Genetic diversity and adaptation – natural selection 3.4.5 Species and taxonomy 3.4.6 Biodiversity 3.4.7 Investigating biodiversity
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Edexcel iGCSE Biology Triple & Double Award Revision Mindmaps

Edexcel iGCSE Biology Triple & Double Award Revision Mindmaps

Mindmaps for pupils to fill in covering all of Edexcel iGCSE Triple Award and Double Award Biology. Includes the NEW iGCSE Specification triple and double award revision diagrams (for exams from 2019) and also includes the legacy specification triple and double award revision diagrams (for exams from 2013). Each slide is a separate mind map, to be printed A3 size ideally: - Section 1: The nature and variety of living organisms a) Characteristics of living organisms and b) Variety of living organisms - Section 2: Structures and functions in living organisms a) Levels of organisation b) Cell structure - Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms c) Biological molecules - Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms d) Movement of substance into and out of cells - Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms e) Nutrition - Flowering plants and g) Gas exchange - Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms e) Nutrition - Humans - Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms e) Nutrition - Humans (2) - Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms f) Respiration and g) Gas exchange in humans - Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms h) Transport and Transport in flowering plants - Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms h) Transport in humans - Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms h) Transport in humans (2) - Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms i) Excretion in flowering plants and humans - Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms j) Co-ordination and response - flowering plants and humans - Section 2: Structures and function in living organisms j) Co-ordination and response - humans continued - Section 3a: Reproduction and 3a: flowering plants reproduction - Section 3a: 3a: flowering plants reproduction (2) - Section 3a: Human reproduction - Section 3a: Human reproduction (2) - Section 3a: Human reproduction (3) - Section 3b: Inheritance - Section 3b: Inheritance (2) - Section 4: Ecology and the environment a) The organism in the environment and b) Feeding relationships - Section 4: Ecology and the environment c) Cycles within ecosystems - Section 4: Ecology and the environment d) Human influences on the environment - Section 5: Uses of biological resources a) Food production - Section 5: Uses of biological resources b) Selective breeding and c) Genetic modification - Section 5: Uses of biological resources d) Cloning Updated to include required 2 pages of practical summary sheets for both specs.
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AQA A Level Biology Paper 3 Essay Tips and Activity

AQA A Level Biology Paper 3 Essay Tips and Activity

A handout for pupils covering key things to think about when attempting the AQA Essay along with a powerpoint to go through the key parts in lessons. From AQA Past Paper Questions and the guidance on their website - added a few more as I realised some of the mark schemes has disappeared for some reason! NB. Updated essay tips documents as marking criteria provided by AQA has changed!!
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Chemistry Edexcel iGCSE Monopoly Game

Chemistry Edexcel iGCSE Monopoly Game

Adapted for Chemistry - the topics we cover in Year 9 but might be applicable to other Chemistry syllabuses or could be changed. States of Matter Elements Compounds & Mixtures Sub-atomic particles Atomic and mass numbers Electron Shells Periodic Table Chemical formulae Ionic/Covalent/Metallic Bonding Gases in the air Organic Chemistry (cracking, fractional distillation, burning fuels) Rates of reaction Polymers Updated to add questions for the places and changed the places to labs instead of random place names. Updated again as I forgot to put a price for the added lab properties and also named one of the red properties incorrectly on the board! Thank you to j_leemosley for the initial template: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/monopoly-inspired-revision-template-11581728
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Blockbusters for defence against disease AQA iGSCE

Blockbusters for defence against disease AQA iGSCE

Idea from becca40 - thank you!! https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/blockbusters-revision-starter-plenary-pairs-activity-periodic-table-11527836 Instructions below also from her guidance: Based on the TV show Blockbusters. Learners should play in pairs. One of the pair should try to make a chain from top to bottom, the other should try to make a chain from side to side. Each block contains a letter or letters which is a key word or phrase from the topic. Statements to go with each of the letters are to be found on the right hand side of the sheet. Learners should colour the block (and could write the answer in) when they get the answer right. First in the pair to make the chain wins.
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AQA Command words for display and handout sheet for pupils

AQA Command words for display and handout sheet for pupils

A3 document designed to be printed on A3 and laminated then arranged on a big piece of card like the image. Makes a good visual display that pupils can refer to when answering questions. Also a handout that could be laminated and handed out whenever attempting past paper questions or could be stuck into pupils books.
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AQA iGCSE Chemistry Connect four revision card Qs:Crude oil & fuels,products from crude oil& organic

AQA iGCSE Chemistry Connect four revision card Qs:Crude oil & fuels,products from crude oil& organic

These are the cards for AQA iGCSE Chemistry Crude oil and fuels, other products from crude oil and alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters to go with the connect four template (which is free to download: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/connect-four-template-for-revision-11251685). They need to be printed double sided so each card has a number on the back. Pupils take it in turns to put coloured counters in the frame with the aim of getting four counters in a row. Pupils compete to win connect four in pairs. Each circle corresponds to a question card. If they get the question right then they can place their counter there. If they get their question wrong then either that circle becomes unavailable (and they have to get four in a row in some other way) or the other person to the person that wants to place their counter there has to make up a question for that person to get right to enable them to put their counter in that circle.
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3.4.1 and 3.4.2 AQA DNA, genes, chromosomes and Protein Synthesis  (and recapping DNA replication)

3.4.1 and 3.4.2 AQA DNA, genes, chromosomes and Protein Synthesis (and recapping DNA replication)

Includes presentation covering theory of 3.4.1 and 3.4.2 along with accompanying handout. Also has a key word list for Topic 4 with answers. Also attached a polypeptide storyboard with gaps to fill in as well as a handout of key steps. Contains a modelling activity for protein synthesis as detailed below. Kinaesthetic style activity to model protein synthesis - teacher notes explain all of the steps. Need some straws, paperclips, and then some A3 laminated ribosomes, a few treasury tags (for peptide bonds), a few laminated tRNA molecules (with amino acids sticky back velcroed on) and mini post it notes in 5 different colours. Once set up once very reusable (apart from needing to buy post it notes) - has been used by 5 different teachers for the past couple of years now and still going strong! DNA replication I normally carry out when I do DNA replication as when you've set up the resource you may as well use it again!
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Encouraging great questions and growth mindset board

Encouraging great questions and growth mindset board

Display materials to help encourage pupils to ask good questions and develop a growth mindset. Being Curious board for each year group for post it notes to be stuck on to with great questions. Change your words, change your mindset board and perseverance ladder to encourage a growth mindset.
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AQA iGCSE Biology Revision Mindmaps and Diagrams Triple Award and Double Award

AQA iGCSE Biology Revision Mindmaps and Diagrams Triple Award and Double Award

Mindmaps for pupils to fill in covering all of AQA iGCSE Triple Award Biology and answers on a different document: Cell structure Movement between cells Circulation (x2) Human impact on the environment Disease and immunity Antibiotics and drugs Biological molecules Digestion and enzymes Breathing and respiration Nervous system and homeostasis (temperature control) Adaptation and interdependence Photosynthesis Plants as organisms (x2) DNA and cell division Stem cells and cloning Genetics (x2) Genetic engineering Evolution Evolution/Classification/Fossils/Extinction Homeostasis - Water and Ion & Glucose concentration Energy Transfers Cycles and decay Practical terminology And Double Award Mindmaps with: Cell structure Movement between cells Disease and immunity Antibiotics and drugs Biological molecules Digestion and enzymes Breathing and respiration Nervous system and homeostasis (temperature control) Adaptation and interdependence Plants as organisms (x2) Photosynthesis DNA and cell division Stem cells and cloning Genetics (x2) Genetic engineering Evolution Evolution/Classification/Fossils/Extinction Energy transfers and controlling glucose concentration Energy Transfers Cycles and decay Practical terminology
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