NEW SPEC required practical exam questions workbook A level biology year 2 (A2)

NEW SPEC required practical exam questions workbook A level biology year 2 (A2)

Even students who can recite the specification backwards tend to drop lots of marks on exam questions relating to practical activities, since they find that the style of question isn't 'revisable'. However, overall, at least 15% of the marks for an A-level Biology qualification will require the assessment of practical skills (AQA A Level Biology Specification 7401/7402). So, using this workbook to get to grips with this difficult style of question can considerably improve a students grade, and typically be the difference between getting an A* instead of an A, or an A instead of a B. This required practical exam questions workbook was made by and first tested by a student who got an A* in 2017. It contains 71 pages of exam questions and mark schemes. These are arranged into 6 sections, covering each of the 6 required practicals for A Level Biology (AQA), year 2 (A2). As well as AQA of course, exam questions have been collated from exam boards including OCR, Edexcel and WJEC, where there are some overlapping practicals. Therefore, this workbook would also be useful for other exam boards. Required practical 7: Use of chromatography to investigate the pigments isolated from leaves of different plants, eg leaves from shade-tolerant and shade- intolerant plants or leaves of different colours Required practical 8: Investigation into the effect of a named factor on the rate of dehydrogenase activity in extracts of chloroplasts Required practical 9: Investigation into the effect of a named variable on the rate of respiration of cultures of single-celled organisms Required practical 10: Investigation into the effect of an environmental variable on the movement of an animal using either a choice chamber or a maze Required practical 11: Production of a dilution series of a glucose solution and use of colorimetric techniques to produce a calibration curve with which to identify the concentration of glucose in an unknown There are also 6 required practicals for AS / year 1 A Level Biology, which are covered in a separate workbook: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spec-required-practical-exam-questions-workbook-as-biology-a-level-year-1-11585623 For other A Level Biology resources please do have a look in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alevelbioboss
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Unit 6 AQA A-level biology new spec revision book -stimuli/nervous coordination/muscles/homeostasis

Unit 6 AQA A-level biology new spec revision book -stimuli/nervous coordination/muscles/homeostasis

This is a revision resource I have made for the new specification for AQA A-level Biology, Unit 6 'organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environment'. The booklet includes concise revision notes that could be given straight to students who could use them as they wish, for example to make flashcards etc. All students should find this really useful, particularly those aiming for high A/A* grades, where often the standard textbooks just aren't enough. However, students who find it harder to get good grades will also benefit from the style of this, in that it concisely tells them everything they need to know - it's just a case of learning it which is much easier without the waffle of textbooks and revision books e.g. CGP/kerboodle! It covers every section of the specification for unit 6 - it's all you need to know! I spent a very long time going through revision books, exam questions, the specification and other resources to make this book, so you don't have to! For each sub-topic there are relevant exam questions and answers, taken directly from the (2014) specimen papers. I hope you find this useful and if you can think of anything I can add to it to improve it just let me know!
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NEW SPEC required practical exam questions workbook AS biology (A level year 1)

NEW SPEC required practical exam questions workbook AS biology (A level year 1)

Even students who can recite the specification backwards tend to drop lots of marks on exam questions relating to practical activities, since they find that the style of question isn't 'revisable'. However, overall, at least 15% of the marks for an A-level Biology qualification will require the assessment of practical skills (AQA A Level Biology Specification 7401/7402). So, using this workbook to get to grips with this difficult style of question can considerably improve a students grade, and typically be the difference between getting an A* instead of an A, or an A instead of a B. This required practical exam questions workbook was made by and first tested by a student who got an A* in 2017. It contains 64 pages of exam questions and mark schemes. These are arranged into 6 sections, covering each of the 6 required practicals for AQA AS biology (A level year 1). As well as AQA of course, exam questions have been collated from exam boards including OCR, Edexcel and WJEC, where there are some overlapping practicals. Therefore, this workbook would also be useful for other exam boards. 1. Investigation into the effect of a named variable on the rate of an enzyme-controlled reaction 2. Preparation of stained squashes of cells from plant root tips; set- up and use of an optical microscope to identify the stages of mitosis in these stained squashes and calculation of a mitotic index 3. Production of a dilution series of a solute to produce a calibration curve with which to identify the water potential of plant tissue 4. Investigation into the effect of a named variable on the permeability of cell-surface membranes 5. Dissection of animal or plant gas exchange system or mass transport system or of organ within such a system 6. Use of aseptic techniques to investigate the effect of antimicrobial substances on microbial growth There are also 6 required practicals for A level biology year 2 (A2), which are covered in a separate workbook: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spec-required-practical-exam-questions-workbook-a-level-biology-year-2-a2-11658091 For other A Level Biology resources please do have a look in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alevelbioboss
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NEW SPEC required practical exam questions workbook AS biology (A level year 1)

NEW SPEC required practical exam questions workbook AS biology (A level year 1)

Even students who can recite the specification backwards tend to drop lots of marks on exam questions relating to practical activities, since they find that the style of question isn't 'revisable'. However, overall, at least 15% of the marks for an A-level Biology qualification will require the assessment of practical skills (AQA A Level Biology Specification 7401/7402). So, using this workbook to get to grips with this difficult style of question can considerably improve a students grade, and typically be the difference between getting an A* instead of an A, or an A instead of a B. This required practical exam questions workbook was made by and first tested by a student who got an A* in 2017. It contains 64 pages of exam questions and mark schemes. These are arranged into 6 sections, covering each of the 6 required practicals for AQA AS biology (A level year 1). As well as AQA of course, exam questions have been collated from exam boards including OCR, Edexcel and WJEC, where there are some overlapping practicals. Therefore, this workbook would also be useful for other exam boards. 1. Investigation into the effect of a named variable on the rate of an enzyme-controlled reaction 2. Preparation of stained squashes of cells from plant root tips; set- up and use of an optical microscope to identify the stages of mitosis in these stained squashes and calculation of a mitotic index 3. Production of a dilution series of a solute to produce a calibration curve with which to identify the water potential of plant tissue 4. Investigation into the effect of a named variable on the permeability of cell-surface membranes 5. Dissection of animal or plant gas exchange system or mass transport system or of organ within such a system 6. Use of aseptic techniques to investigate the effect of antimicrobial substances on microbial growth There are also 6 required practicals for A level biology year 2 (A2), which are covered in a separate workbook: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spec-required-practical-exam-questions-workbook-a-level-biology-year-2-a2-11658091 For other A Level Biology resources please do have a look in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alevelbioboss
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NEW SPEC required practical exam questions workbook A level biology year 2 (A2)

NEW SPEC required practical exam questions workbook A level biology year 2 (A2)

Even students who can recite the specification backwards tend to drop lots of marks on exam questions relating to practical activities, since they find that the style of question isn't 'revisable'. However, overall, at least 15% of the marks for an A-level Biology qualification will require the assessment of practical skills (AQA A Level Biology Specification 7401/7402). So, using this workbook to get to grips with this difficult style of question can considerably improve a students grade, and typically be the difference between getting an A* instead of an A, or an A instead of a B. This required practical exam questions workbook was made by and first tested by a student who got an A* in 2017. It contains 71 pages of exam questions and mark schemes. These are arranged into 6 sections, covering each of the 6 required practicals for A Level Biology (AQA), year 2 (A2). As well as AQA of course, exam questions have been collated from exam boards including OCR, Edexcel and WJEC, where there are some overlapping practicals. Therefore, this workbook would also be useful for other exam boards. Required practical 7: Use of chromatography to investigate the pigments isolated from leaves of different plants, eg leaves from shade-tolerant and shade- intolerant plants or leaves of different colours Required practical 8: Investigation into the effect of a named factor on the rate of dehydrogenase activity in extracts of chloroplasts Required practical 9: Investigation into the effect of a named variable on the rate of respiration of cultures of single-celled organisms Required practical 10: Investigation into the effect of an environmental variable on the movement of an animal using either a choice chamber or a maze Required practical 11: Production of a dilution series of a glucose solution and use of colorimetric techniques to produce a calibration curve with which to identify the concentration of glucose in an unknown There are also 6 required practicals for AS / year 1 A Level Biology, which are covered in a separate workbook: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spec-required-practical-exam-questions-workbook-as-biology-a-level-year-1-11585623 For other A Level Biology resources please do have a look in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alevelbioboss
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Unit 6 AQA A-level biology new spec revision book -stimuli/nervous coordination/muscles/homeostasis

Unit 6 AQA A-level biology new spec revision book -stimuli/nervous coordination/muscles/homeostasis

This is a revision resource I have made for the new specification for AQA A-level Biology, Unit 6 'organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environment'. The booklet includes concise revision notes that could be given straight to students who could use them as they wish, for example to make flashcards etc. All students should find this really useful, particularly those aiming for high A/A* grades, where often the standard textbooks just aren't enough. However, students who find it harder to get good grades will also benefit from the style of this, in that it concisely tells them everything they need to know - it's just a case of learning it which is much easier without the waffle of textbooks and revision books e.g. CGP/kerboodle! It covers every section of the specification for unit 6 - it's all you need to know! I spent a very long time going through revision books, exam questions, the specification and other resources to make this book, so you don't have to! For each sub-topic there are relevant exam questions and answers, taken directly from the (2014) specimen papers. I hope you find this useful and if you can think of anything I can add to it to improve it just let me know!
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A-level biology AQA 3.3.2 gas exchange exam questions revision

A-level biology AQA 3.3.2 gas exchange exam questions revision

I have put together a 42 page pack of exam questions which directly relate to the AQA A-level biology 2015 spec, unit 3, section 2, 'gas exchange'. These are taken from AQA A-level biology (2410 and 6416 specifications) exam papers. Questions range from 2015 to 2006. The paper that each question has been taken from are stated so that students can easily access mark schemes through the internet. It took me a very long time to put together all of these questions; I hope you find this resource useful! :)
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AS (A-level year 1) Biology AQA Unit 1 Biological Molecules Revision Booklet

AS (A-level year 1) Biology AQA Unit 1 Biological Molecules Revision Booklet

This is a revision resource I have made for AQA AS (year one A-level) Biology, Unit 1 Biological Molecules. The booklet includes concise revision notes that could be given straight to students who could use it as they wish, for example to make flashcards etc. It covers every section of the specification for Unit 1 - all you need to know! For each sub-topic there are relevant exam questions and answers, taken directly from the specimen papers. I hope you find this useful :) Don't forget to rate this or even better leave a review! :) Thanks
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A-level biology AQA 3.1.5 nucleic acids - DNA RNA, DNA replication exam questions revision

A-level biology AQA 3.1.5 nucleic acids - DNA RNA, DNA replication exam questions revision

I have put together a 15 page pack of exam questions which directly relate to the AQA A-level biology 2015 spec, unit 1, section 5, 'Nucleic acids are important information carrying molecules'. These are taken from AQA A-level biology (2410 specific) and AQA A-level human biology (2405 spec) exam papers. Questions range from 2015 to 2010. The paper that each question has been taken from are stated so that students can easily access mark schemes through the internet. It took me a very long time to put together all of these questions; I hope you find this resource useful! :)
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NEW SPEC A level (year 2) biology AQA  3.5.1 Photosynthesis & REQUIRED PRACTICALS 7&8 revision

NEW SPEC A level (year 2) biology AQA 3.5.1 Photosynthesis & REQUIRED PRACTICALS 7&8 revision

This is a revision resource I have made for AQA A-level Biology, Unit 5 part 1: 3.5.1 Photosynthesis. The booklet includes concise revision notes presented in a memorable way, that could be given straight to students who could use it as they wish, for example to make flashcards etc. It covers every part of the specification: The light-dependent reaction in such detail as to show that: • chlorophyll absorbs light, leading to photoionisation of chlorophyll • some of the energy from electrons released during photoionisation is conserved in the production of ATP and reduced NADP • the production of ATP involves electron transfer associated with the transfer of electrons down the electron transfer chain and passage of protons across chloroplast membranes and is catalysed by ATP synthase embedded in these membranes (chemiosomotic theory) • photolysis of water produces protons, electrons and oxygen. The light-independent reaction uses reduced NADP from the light dependent reaction to form a simple sugar. The hydrolysis of ATP, also from the light-dependent reaction, provides the additional energy for this reaction. The light-independent reaction in such detail as to show that: • carbon dioxide reacts with ribulose bisphosphate (RuBP) to form two molecules of glycerate 3-phosphate (GP). This reaction is catalysed by the enzyme rubisco • ATP and reduced NADP from the light-dependent reaction are used to reduce GP to triose phosphate • some of the triose phosphate is used to regenerate RuBP in the Calvin cycle • some of the triose phosphate is converted to useful organic substances. Students should be able to: • identify environmental factors that limit the rate of photosynthesis • evaluate data relating to common agricultural practices used to overcome the effect of these limiting factors. Required practical 7: Use of chromatography to investigate the pigments isolated from leaves of different plants, eg, leaves from shade-tolerant and shade-intolerant plants or leaves of different colours. Required practical 8: Investigation into the effect of a named factor on the rate of dehydrogenase activity in extracts of chloroplasts.
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A-level biology AQA 3.3.4.1 mass transport in plants exam questions revision

A-level biology AQA 3.3.4.1 mass transport in plants exam questions revision

I have put together a 30 page pack of exam questions which directly relate to the AQA A-level biology 2015 spec, unit 3, section 4.2, 'mass transport in plants'. These are taken from AQA A-level biology (2410 and 6416 specifications) AQA A-level human biology (5411 spec) exam papers. Questions range from 2015 to 2006. The paper that each question has been taken from are stated so that students can easily access mark schemes through the internet. It took me a very long time to put together all of these questions; I hope you find this resource useful! :) Please review and don't forget to check out my other resources including A-level biology exam question packs and revision booklets!
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NEW SPEC AS biology AQA 3.2.4 cell recognition and the immune revision A* revision notes / summary

NEW SPEC AS biology AQA 3.2.4 cell recognition and the immune revision A* revision notes / summary

This is a 13 page revision resource I have made for the new specification for AQA A-level Biology, Unit 2 'cells', section 4 ' cell recognition and the immune system'. The booklet includes concise revision notes that could be given straight to students who could use them as they wish, for example to make flashcards etc. All students should find this really useful, particularly those aiming for high A/A* grades, where often the standard textbooks just aren't enough. However, students who find it harder to get good grades will also benefit from the style of this, in that it concisely tells them everything they need to know - it's just a case of learning it which is much easier without the waffle of textbooks and revision books e.g. CGP/kerboodle! It covers everything for this part of the specification - it's all you need to know! I spent a very long time going through revision books, LOADS of exam questions/mark schemes, the specification and other resources to make this book, so you don't have to! I hope you find this useful and if you can think of anything I can add to it to improve it just let me know! For other A Level Biology resources please do have a look in my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alevelbioboss
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AQA A-level Biology Unit 5.1 Photosynthesis Revision Notes

AQA A-level Biology Unit 5.1 Photosynthesis Revision Notes

Through a careful analysis of past and specimen paper questions, I have put together and condensed some revision notes on photosynthesis (new spec AQA biology topic 5.1), to include in particular what I find most useful with regard to revision and answering exam questions. This also includes revision for the two required practicals within this topic. I hope you find this useful :)
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A-level biology AQA 3.4.4 Genetic diversity and adaptation (natural selection) exam question revisio

A-level biology AQA 3.4.4 Genetic diversity and adaptation (natural selection) exam question revisio

I have put together a 44 page pack of exam questions which directly relate to the AQA A-level biology 2015 spec, unit 4, section 4, 'genetic diversity and adaptation'. These are taken from AQA A-level biology (2410 and 6416 specifications) and AQA A-level human biology (2405 specification) exam papers. Questions range from 2015 to 2006. The paper that each question has been taken from are stated so that students can easily access mark schemes through the internet. It took me a very long time to put together all of these questions; I hope you find this resource useful! :)
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A-level biology AQA 3.1.4 Proteins (properties of proteins, enzymes) exam questions revision

A-level biology AQA 3.1.4 Proteins (properties of proteins, enzymes) exam questions revision

I have put together a 41 page pack of exam questions which directly relate to the AQA A-level biology 2015 spec, unit 1, section 4, 'proteins'. These are taken from AQA A-level biology (2410 and 6416 specifications) exam papers. Questions range from 2015 to 2006 and include ISA questions relevant to the required practical. The paper that each question has been taken from are stated so that students can easily access mark schemes through the internet. It took me a very long time to put together all of these questions; I hope you find this resource useful! :)
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