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 A Level Biology AQA Nervous Coordination exam questions and mark schemes

NEW A Level Biology AQA Nervous Coordination exam questions and mark schemes

- 29 pages of exam questions and mark schemes - Topic: 3.6.2 Nervous coordination (AQA) - nerve impulses and synaptic transmission - Exam questions taken from old spec a level biology and human biology past papers - Could be used as an activity in class, given as homework, or for revision Full unit 6 revision pack: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/unit-6-aqa-a-level-biology-new-spec-revision-pack-11462158 For more resources like this please visit my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alevelbioboss
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NEW SPEC AS Biology (AQA) LESSON: 3.4.2 DNA and protein synthesis

NEW SPEC AS Biology (AQA) LESSON: 3.4.2 DNA and protein synthesis

- Full lesson - Subject: AS biology - NEW SPECIFICATION - Exam board: AQA - Topic: 3.4.2 DNA and protein synthesis - Could be used as a normal or revision lesson Slides overview: - Recap of proteins and nucleic acids (fill in the blank) - Answers - Protein synthesis overview - Genome and proteome - Messenger RNA (mRNA) - Transfer RNA (tRNA) - Similarities / differences between structure of mRNA and tRNA molecules - Transcription - Post transcriptional modification - Translation - Role of ATP in translation - Role of tRNA in translation - Role of ribosomes in translation - Relating the base sequence of nucleic acids to the amino acid sequence of polypeptides, when provided with suitable data about the genetic code - Interpreting data from experimental work investigating the role of nucleic acids in protein synthesis
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NEW SPEC AS biology AQA - protein synthesis - transcription and translation

NEW SPEC AS biology AQA - protein synthesis - transcription and translation

- Tailored towards the new AQA AS biology specification - Topics: transcription, post-transcriptional modification, translation, roles of ATP/tRNA/ribosomes in translation - Concise summary - Could be used as revision or as a handout in class The whole lesson on '3.4.2 DNA and protein synthesis': https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spec-as-biology-aqa-lesson-3-4-2-dna-and-protein-synthesis-11790060 For more resources like this, please visit: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alevelbioboss
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NEW SPEC AS biology - mRNA, tRNA and similarities / differences

NEW SPEC AS biology - mRNA, tRNA and similarities / differences

- Tailored towards the new AQA AS biology specification - Topics: structure and function of mRNA and tRNA, as well as the similarities and differences between them - Concise summary - Could be used as revision or as a handout in class The whole lesson on '3.4.2 DNA and protein synthesis': https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spec-as-biology-aqa-lesson-3-4-2-dna-and-protein-synthesis-11790060 For more resources like this, please visit: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alevelbioboss
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NEW SPEC AS biology  - post transcriptional modification, splicing (protein synthesis)

NEW SPEC AS biology - post transcriptional modification, splicing (protein synthesis)

Tailored towards the new AQA AS biology specification - Topic: post-transcriptional modification, splicing (part of 3.4.2 DNA and protein synthesis) - Concise summary - Could be used as revision or as a handout in class The whole lesson on '3.4.2 DNA and protein synthesis': https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spec-as-biology-aqa-lesson-3-4-2-dna-and-protein-synthesis-11790060 For more resources like this, please visit: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alevelbioboss
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NEW SPEC AS biology protein synthesis starter - fill in the gaps

NEW SPEC AS biology protein synthesis starter - fill in the gaps

- Fill in the gaps activity - Could be used as a starter in a protein synthesis lesson - Covers knowledge needed before learning about protein synthesis Full lesson can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spec-as-biology-aqa-lesson-3-4-2-dna-and-protein-synthesis-11790060 For more resources like this please visit 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 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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A-level biology AQA 3.3.2 gas exchange exam questions revision

A-level biology AQA 3.3.2 gas exchange exam questions revision

IMPORTANT NOTICE: AQA have removed old exam questions and mark schemes from their website, so the link to the mark schemes no longer works. All mark schemes can be found through google, if you type in the name and year of the paper, or part of the exam question. I am working on a new document with the mark schemes included but as I'm sure you will understand this is taking some time. Thanks for your patience. 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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NEW AS Biology AQA 3.1.5 nucleic acids DNA RNA, DNA replication exam questions and mark schemes

NEW AS Biology AQA 3.1.5 nucleic acids DNA RNA, DNA replication exam questions and mark schemes

- 19 pages of exam questions and mark schemes - Topic: nucleic acids - DNA, RNA, DNA replication - Exam questions taken from old biology and human biology past papers, AQA - Could be used as an activity in class, given as homework, or for revision Revision summary: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-spec-a-level-year-1-as-biology-aqa-3-1-5-nucleic-acids-dna-rna-dna-replication-revision-11511607 For more resources like this please visit my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alevelbioboss
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