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I am a lead Biology Teacher at a secondary school. My resources are designed for the new AQA GCSE Biology curriculum and many of them can also be used for the new AQA GCSE Synergy curriculum. Each lesson is power point based and includes information slides along with differentiated pupil activities (to maximise active learning opportunities).

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I am a lead Biology Teacher at a secondary school. My resources are designed for the new AQA GCSE Biology curriculum and many of them can also be used for the new AQA GCSE Synergy curriculum. Each lesson is power point based and includes information slides along with differentiated pupil activities (to maximise active learning opportunities).
NEW AQA Biology - Unit 4.1 Cell Biology Complete Unit

NEW AQA Biology - Unit 4.1 Cell Biology Complete Unit

A complete unit (4.1) for the new AQA Biology specification. Includes all power points and pupil activities needed to teach the new AQA specification. Lots of the activities are differentiated and are easily adapted to suit the needs of individuals in the classroom. Also includes an end of unit test to assess pupil progress across the topic. Lessons included: 1. Animal & plant cell structure 2. Cell specialisation & differentiation 3. Microscopes 4. Calculating Magnification 5. Mitosis 6. Culturing Micro-organisms 6a. Calculating Inhibition Zones 8. Stem Cells 9. Diffusion 10. Osmosis 11. Active transport 12. Exchange Surfaces
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NEW AQA Biology - 4.2 Organisation Complete Unit

NEW AQA Biology - 4.2 Organisation Complete Unit

A complete unit (4.2) for the new AQA Biology specification. Includes all power points and pupil activities needed to teach the new AQA specification. Lots of the activities are differentiated and are easily adapted to suit the needs of individuals in the classroom. Also includes an end of unit test to assess pupil progress across the topic. Lessons included: 1. Digestive System 2. Lock and Key Models 3. Digestive Enzymes 4. Temperature and Enzymes 5. pH and Enzymes 6. Components of Blood 7. Heart and Circulation 8. Blood Vessels 9. Non-Communicable Diseases 10. Coronary Heart Disease 11. Transpiration and Translocation 12. Plant Tissues
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NEW AQA Biology - 4.3 Infection and Response Complete Unit

NEW AQA Biology - 4.3 Infection and Response Complete Unit

A complete unit (4.3) for the new AQA Biology specification. Includes all power points and pupil activities needed to teach the new AQA specification. Lots of the activities are differentiated and are easily adapted to suit the needs of individuals in the classroom. Also includes an end of unit test to assess pupil progress across the topic. Lessons included: 1. Communicable Diseases 2. White Blood Cells 3. Vaccines 4. Antibiotic Resistance 5. Discovery and Development of Drugs 6. Monoclonal Antibodies 7. Plant Diseases 8. Plant Defence
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AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L9 Biodiversity and Waste

AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L9 Biodiversity and Waste

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). This lesson looks at human impact on biodiversity. The lesson focuses on the different types of waste produced by humans and how each type has had an impact on the number and distribution of different species. The resource includes a teacher powerpoint and differentiated exam practice.
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NEW AQA Biology - 4.6 Inheritance, Variation and Evolution Complete Unit

NEW AQA Biology - 4.6 Inheritance, Variation and Evolution Complete Unit

A complete unit (4.6) for the new AQA Biology specification. Includes all power points and pupil activities needed to teach the new AQA specification. The activities are differentiated and are easily adapted to suit the needs of individuals in the classroom. Also includes an end of unit test to assess pupil progress across the topic. Lessons included: 1. DNA Structure and Protein Synthesis 2. DNA Mutations (insertion/deletion and substitution) 3. Meiosis 4. Sexual and Asexual Reproduction 5. Genetic Cross Diagrams – Gender Determination 6. Genetic Cross Diagrams – Genetic Inheritance of the ’magic’ gene 7. Genetic Cross Diagrams – Genetic Disorders (polydactyl and cystic fibrosis) 8. Genetic Cross Diagrams – Mendel 9. Genetic Engineering 10. Animal and Plant Cloning 11. Embryo Transplants 12. Evolution – Lamarck and Darwin 13. Speciation - Wallace 14. Selective Breeding 15. Classification 16. Fossils and Extinction 17. Antibiotic Resistance (and natural selection)
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AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L16 Food Security and Production

AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L16 Food Security and Production

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). This lesson outlines factors that affect food security. Pupils then go on to look at different farming techniques and the social, moral, economical and ethical implications of these. This lesson is complimented by L17 Sustainable Fishing. This resource includes a teacher powerpoint, differentiated pupil activities and exam practice.
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AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L12 Deforestation and Land Use

AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L12 Deforestation and Land Use

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). This lesson covers the cause and effect of deforestation and peat bog removal. Within the lesson, pupils look at reasons for both activities, as well as how they both contribute to global warming and a reduction in biodiversity. The resource includes a teacher powerpoint, differentiated pupil activities and exam practice
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AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L8 Decay (including biogas generators)

AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L8 Decay (including biogas generators)

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). This lesson outlines the basic principles of decay and the conditions required to speed up decay. The lesson progresses to how decay can be used as compost and to generate biogas. This lesson includes a teacher powerpoint and differentiated pupil activities.
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AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L7 The Carbon Cycle (and the water cycle)

AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L7 The Carbon Cycle (and the water cycle)

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). A lesson on the processes, compounds and organisms involved in the carbon cycle. This lesson uses a lot of active learning strategies in order to cement pupil learning. The lesson also outlines the basic process involved in the water cycle. This resource includes a teacher powerpoint, differentiated pupil activities and exam practice.
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AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L14 Trophic Levels

AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L14 Trophic Levels

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). This lesson outlines feeding relationships within a community. The lesson covers key words for the ecology unit and how to use these words in context. Pupils are also shown how to build food chains and interpret the impact of changes in food webs. This lesson includes a teacher powerpoint with differentiated pupil activities.
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AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L11 Global Warming

AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L11 Global Warming

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). This lesson outlines human impact on global warming and biodiversity (as a consequence of global warming). Within the lesson, pupils are encouraged to look at and evaluate evidence on global warming and the impact that human activity has had on this. The resource includes a teacher powerpoint and differentiated pupil activities.
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AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L15 Pyramids of Biomass

AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L15 Pyramids of Biomass

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). This lesson looks at energy transfer along a food chain (how energy is used and then passed on to the next consumer). The lesson also details how to draw accurate pyramids of biomass in order to show the energy transfers in a food chain. This lesson includes a teacher powerpoint and differentiated pupil activities/exam practice.
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NEW AQA Biology - 4.3 Infection and Response Revision

NEW AQA Biology - 4.3 Infection and Response Revision

A set of revision resources for 4.3 - Infection and Response unit (new AQA GCSE scheme of work). The download includes a checklist to enable pupils to carry out independent revision prior to the revision lesson. During the lesson, pupils are given a set of questions as a starter to assess their understanding of the topic. Their answers to these will generate a revision pathway of different activities for them to complete within the lesson. Answers are also provided so that pupils may assess their own progress throughout. The concept of the revision lesson is easily adaptable to a range of topics and subjects (some of the Biology ones can be found in my TES store). I have been observed with this lesson by Ofsted and was judged 'outstanding' (when judgements were still given) due to the high level of personalisation it offers to each pupil.
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AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L17 Sustainable Fishing

AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L17 Sustainable Fishing

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). This lesson starts by exploring the different reasons why certain fish stocks have declined in recent years. It then goes on to explore different methods of making fishing more sustainable (including fish farms). The lesson includes a teacher powerpoint and differentiated pupil activities/exam practice.
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AQA B1.4, B1.5 and B1.6 Structured Revision

AQA B1.4, B1.5 and B1.6 Structured Revision

Pupils start by answering a set of questions (the powerpoint refers to Showbie codes that I get my class to use for revision at home before the lesson, but this slide can just be deleted if you don't use this). Pupils will then be directed onto a revision path, depending on how many questions they get right from the starter. Each path is made up of approximately 6 tasks that are each meant to last about 5 minutes. At the end of the activities, pupils will then complete a 25 minute test to see how well they have progressed in the revision lesson. Both red (easier) and green paths have been included, along with the answer sheets so that pupils can self assess.
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AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology - L1 Biotic and Abiotic Factors

AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology - L1 Biotic and Abiotic Factors

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). This lesson covers the biotic and abiotic factors that can influence the distribution of a species. The lesson includes instructions on how to make a brine shrimp ecosystem to engage pupils in the topic, as well as differentiated exam practice to allow pupils to apply their knowledge and assess their progress.
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AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L6 Sampling Areas using the Transect Method

AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L6 Sampling Areas using the Transect Method

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). This lesson covers how to carry out the transect method for sampling an area as well as how to correctly analyse the data from the investigation. The lesson guides pupils into planning a valid and repeatable investigation and also includes a 20 mark exam paper in order to assess pupil progress. This lesson is complimented by L4 and L5 Quadrats method and data analysis
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AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L4 Data Analysis from Quadrat Sampling

AQA Biology 4.7 Ecology – L4 Data Analysis from Quadrat Sampling

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). A lesson on how to analyse data from a quadrat investigation. In the lesson, pupils are shown how to use results from a quadrat investigation to estimate full field coverage of plantain. There are worked examples, which build in level of difficulty as the lesson progresses. The resource also includes differentiated exam practice, to allow pupils to apply their knowledge and assess their level of understanding from the lesson. This lesson is complimented by L5 Quadrat Method lesson.
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AQA B1.2 Nerves and Hormones - Structured Revision

AQA B1.2 Nerves and Hormones - Structured Revision

Pupils start by answering a set of questions (the powerpoint refers to Showbie codes that I get my class to use for revision at home before the lesson, but this slide can just be deleted if you don't use this). Pupils will then be directed onto a revision path, depending on how many questions they get right from the starter. Each path is made up of approximately 6 tasks that are each meant to last about 5 minutes. At the end of the activities, pupils will then complete a 25 minute test to see how well they have progressed in the revision lesson. Both red (easier) and green paths have been included, along with the answer sheets so that pupils can self assess.
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AQA Biology 4.4- L4 Anaerobic Respiration

AQA Biology 4.4- L4 Anaerobic Respiration

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). A lesson on anaerobic respiration in animals, plants and yeast cells. Activities include planning investigations, comparing types of respiration and understanding oxygen debt. Includes a teacher powerpoint and differentiated pupil activities.
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AQA Biology 4.3 - L5 Discovery and Development of Drugs

AQA Biology 4.3 - L5 Discovery and Development of Drugs

New AQA GCSE Biology scheme (2016). A lesson on the natural origin of drugs, along with the stages of modern drug testing. There is also a practical activity on testing for the effects of caffeine on reaction times to get pupils taking about how to conduct an investigation that will give them valid and reliable results. Includes a teacher powerpoint and differentiated pupil activities.
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AQA B1.3 Drugs - Structured Revision

AQA B1.3 Drugs - Structured Revision

Pupils start by answering a set of questions (the powerpoint refers to Showbie codes that I get my class to use for revision at home before the lesson, but this slide can just be deleted if you don't use this). Pupils will then be directed onto a revision path, depending on how many questions they get right from the starter. Each path is made up of approximately 6 tasks that are each meant to last about 5 minutes. At the end of the activities, pupils will then complete a 25 minute test to see how well they have progressed in the revision lesson. Both red (easier) and green paths have been included, along with the answer sheets so that pupils can self assess.
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