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I've been teaching A-level biology for years and have spent several hours developing resources to the highest possible standard. They are designed to maximise class time - spending less time on learning facts, with a focus on application and the processing of information.

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I've been teaching A-level biology for years and have spent several hours developing resources to the highest possible standard. They are designed to maximise class time - spending less time on learning facts, with a focus on application and the processing of information.
AQA A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 8 Topic 21 DNA technology 3 PCR
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AQA A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 8 Topic 21 DNA technology 3 PCR

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PowerPoint about the polymerase chain reaction. Includes a video showing the shedding of skin cells, an animation to show the molecular processes of PCR and then includes a few activities for students to complete. Where possible, there are links to previously taught material. The PPT contains (a few) notes with questions and answers. This resource is designed to be used with the class notes for this topic.
AQA A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 3 Topic 6 Exchange. 9 Enzymes and digestion
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AQA A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 3 Topic 6 Exchange. 9 Enzymes and digestion

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Lengthy PowerPoint detailing enzymes and digestion, designed to completement the bespoke class notes for this topic, available separately on TES. It starts off by labelling the major parts of the digestive system, but then students are expected to use the spec to identify the parts they actually need to learn(!). There is an activity - 'guess the parts of the digestive system' and then physical breakdown and chemical digestion are outlined. There's a quick bit of carbohydrate revision before students are tasked to arrange the cards so they detail starch digestion in mouth and illeum. The PPT then moves on to protein digestion, before the processes that lead to amino acid absorption via the co-transport mechanism are considered. There are links to previously taught year 1 material (movement across membranes). The PPT contains notes with most of the answers to the questions on the PPT, but also some answers to the activities in the class notes about lactose intolerance a table which students complete, using the information covered in the lesson - it's quite challenging for them!
AQA A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 8 Topic 20 Gene expression
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AQA A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 8 Topic 20 Gene expression

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Complete set of PowerPoints, bespoke student class notes, any additional resources and marks schemes for (approximately) six 1.5 hour lessons covering Year 2 topic no. 20 Gene Expression. These resources have taken several hours to develop and are offered here for a bargain, considering the amount of work that has gone into producing them. In this bundle, the class notes, PowerPoints and all other resources are fully editable to suit your style of teaching. They make reference to, and may require students to access both the Toole & Toole and AQA A Level Biology Student Book 2 (Lowrie & Smith) for some independent study. If upon purchasing these resources, you need any support, I'll do my utmost to help.
AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 4 Topic 8: DNA, Genes & Protein synthesis
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AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 4 Topic 8: DNA, Genes & Protein synthesis

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Complete set of PowerPoints, bespoke student class notes, any additional resources and marks schemes for (approximately) six 1.5 hour lessons covering Year topic no. 8 DNA, Genes & Protein synthesis. These resources have taken several hours to develop and are offered here for a bargain, considering the amount of work that has gone into producing and perfecting them. In this bundle, the class notes, PowerPoints and all other resources are fully editable to suit your style of teaching. They make reference to, and may require students to access both the Toole & Toole and AQA A Level Biology Student Book (Lowrie & Smith) for some independent study. If upon purchasing these resources, you need any support, I'll do my utmost to help.
AQA A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 3 Topic 6 Exchange. 1  organisms & environment
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AQA A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 3 Topic 6 Exchange. 1 organisms & environment

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PowerPoint introducing the concept of surface area to volume ratio in biology. Contains a few questions about what organisms exchange and why, but then includes a video about bats and surface area to volume ratio (i then ask my students a question about oxygen uptake and mass of organisms a few lessons later, and remind them of this video as a clue when they get stuck!). However, as with all my resources, this is designed to be used with the class notes for this topic, which requires students to calculate S.A.:vol ratios and plot the data on a graph, before answering a few questions. I would be cautious about purchasing this and expecting to use it to deliver a good lesson if not using the work sheet. I have however included another activity and marking guidelines for an activity on S.A.:Vol.
AQA A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 5 Topic 14: Respiration
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AQA A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 5 Topic 14: Respiration

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This bundle contains pre-work, PowerPoints, bespoke class notes, additional resources and a marks scheme for the Year 2 Biology topic of Respiration (AQA). The class notes, PowerPoints and all other resources are fully editable to suit your style of teaching. They make reference to, and may require students’ to access both the Toole & Toole and AQA A Level Biology Student Book 2 (Lowrie & Smith) for independent study. The pre-work contains links to websites and videos, but also requires students’ to complete a topic glossary and label an image in the the folder dividers - a multi-purpose resource available on TES (not included in this bundle). The pre-work should be completed prior to the lessons because students’ are then tested on their understanding of the material in the pre-work as the topic is taught. The PowerPoints and bespoke class notes are designed to maximise lesson time so students’ can quickly grasp factual content before moving on to the application of their knowledge through problem solving activities that demand processing of information (contained in the class notes). The PowerPoints are animated and contain as little text as possible, so the necessary factual information is more obvious to the learner. The PowerPoints provide ample opportunity to test the students’ recall and understanding of the pre-work. The ‘Topic overview’ sheet is the relevant section of the specification, re-written as a check list. Students’ can write up their notes after the topic has been taught in a format they feel most comfortable with (i.e. flashcards, posters, A4 notes). I instruct my students’ to handwrite their topic overview, unless they have access arrangements in examinations. An exemplar student topic overview is included in the Biological molecule bundle. If upon purchasing these resources, you need any support, I'll do my utmost to help.
AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 2 Topic 3: Cell structure
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AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 2 Topic 3: Cell structure

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Complete set of pre-work, PowerPoints, bespoke student class notes, any additional resources and marks schemes for eight 1.5 hour lessons covering AS / Year 1 topic no. 3: Cell structure. These resources have taken several hours to develop and are offered here for a bargain, considering the amount of work that has gone into producing them. In this bundle, the class notes, PowerPoints and all other resources are fully editable to suit your style of teaching. They make reference to, and may require students to access both the Toole & Toole and AQA A Level Biology Student Book 1 (Lowrie & Smith) for some independent study. The pre-work contains links to websites, videos and some images in the folder dividers. The pre-work also requires students to complete a topic glossary (in the folder dividers), which are also available on TES, along with accompanying images. It is important students complete the pre-work prior to the lessons because they are then tested on their understanding of the pre-work throughout the topic. The topic overview sheet is for students to write up their notes after the topic has been taught. An exemplar student topic overview is included, which I tasked my students to assess prior to them completing their first topic overview. If upon purchasing these resources, you need any support, I'll do my utmost to help. These materials have been trialed & refined last year and played a central role in enabling my classes (sizes of 20+) to achieve ALPS scores of 2.
AQA A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 5 Topic 13: Energy & ecosystems. 3 Nutrient cycles
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AQA A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 5 Topic 13: Energy & ecosystems. 3 Nutrient cycles

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Like all the PowerPoints available on TES, this is designed to complement the class notes for this topic. This includes introduction to and questions on mycorrhizae, the phosphorous cycle and finally the nitrogen cycle. This takes approximately 2.5 - 3 hours to deliver (in total) as each stage of the nitrogen cycle is covered in considerable detail so they can then attempt to apply their new knowledge, which historically they find especially challenging in the examinations. Included in this purchase is an A3 handout with cards for students to arrange so they get familiar with the nitrogen cycle. The instructions and answers for this activity are on the final slide in the presentation. This has taken about 8-10 hours to produce and develop (and when used properly it works brilliantly) hence the price!