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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 spec). Section 7 Topic 17: Inherited change 7 Autosomal linkage
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AQA A-level Biology (2016 spec). Section 7 Topic 17: Inherited change 7 Autosomal linkage

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PowerPoint introducing Autosomal linkage. The PPT contains notes with most of the answers to the questions on the PPT. There is a review of meiosis before getting into lesson content. The PPT introduces autosomal linkage, but then reviews dihybrid inheritance assuming no linkage, before students complete crosses with autosomal linkage (so they can identify how linkage affects the ratios of the genotype/phenotype) This resource is designed to be used with the class notes for this topic (available separately on TES) and requires students to have access to both AQA endorsed text books (T&T and BIR).
AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 4 Topic 8: Protein synthesis DNA chromosomes
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AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 4 Topic 8: Protein synthesis DNA chromosomes

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PowerPoint reviewing the basics of DNA, how it differs between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, the structure of a chromosome (unpicking the differences between chromosomes and chromatids), haploid/diploid terminology and what homologous chromosomes are. Where possible, there are links to previously taught year 1 material. This also has a video embedded which introduces the fateful encounter hypothesis, but then uses the video to ask the students to think about the structure of mitochondrial DNA. The PPT contains notes with most of the answers to the questions on the PPT. This resource is designed to be used with the class notes for this topic.
AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 4 Topic 9: Genetic diversity 1 Mutations
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AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 4 Topic 9: Genetic diversity 1 Mutations

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PowerPoint introducing the topic and detailing gene mutations at AS level. Contains a few chances for students to use the codon table to identify the amino acid sequences. Sickle cell anaemia is used as an example of a genetic mutation and where possible, there are links to previously taught year 1 material (i.e. drawing a labelled amino acid). The PPT contains notes with most of the answers to the questions on the PPT. This resource is designed to be used with the class notes for this topic.
AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 4 Topic 8: Protein synthesis 2 Triplet code
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AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 4 Topic 8: Protein synthesis 2 Triplet code

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PowerPoint reviewing the basics of DNA, and what is a gene. Then goes on to the triplet code and introduces the terms, degenerate, non-overlapping and universal. It then goes on to consider how we understand it is a triplet code, and not a singlet or doublet code. It also requires students to use the codon table and gets them to think about using the complement of the DNA nucleotides (in mRNA) to determine the amino acid sequence. This also has a video embedded which answers the question - what percentage of the human genome are introns? Where possible, there are links to previously taught year 1 material. The PPT contains notes with most of the answers to the questions on the PPT. This resource is designed to be used with the class notes for this topic.
AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 4 Topic 8: Protein synthesis 5 Translation
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AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 4 Topic 8: Protein synthesis 5 Translation

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PowerPoint detailing translation, with a card sort activity that students can use to learn the process, but also figure out the missing words. Also included is a student version you can upload to your VLE, which doesn't contain all the answers. There's a quick quiz to recap the structures of DNA, tRNA and mRNA and a recap on transcription and splicing. There's short animation to show translation, but this does include the presence of a release factor (which is not in the spec). Also, it contains information about amino acid activation, which you can of course remove if you would like. Where possible, there are links to previously taught year 1 material (i.e. drawing a labelled amino acid). The PPT contains notes with most of the answers to the questions on the PPT. This resource is designed to be used with the class notes for this topic.
AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 4 Topic 8: Protein synthesis 4 Transcription
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AQA AS & A-level Biology (2016 specification). Section 4 Topic 8: Protein synthesis 4 Transcription

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PowerPoint detailing transcription and splicing. Also included is a student version you can upload to your VLE, which doesn't contain all the answers. There's an introduction to transcription and translation, focusing on the locations where these occur and then a few short animations to show transcription. Where possible, there are links to previously taught year 1 material (i.e. drawing a labelled amino acid). The PPT contains notes with most of the answers to the questions on the PPT. This resource is designed to be used with the class notes for this topic.
AQA A-level Biology (2016 spec). Section 7 Topic 17: Inherited changes - Pre-work
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AQA A-level Biology (2016 spec). Section 7 Topic 17: Inherited changes - Pre-work

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Pre-work for Section 7 Topic 17: Inherited changes. This contains links to videos and websites and is designed to help stimulate student interest, but also to help student's to become familiar with the terminology required and processes contained within this topic. It makes reference to a topic glossary, which is included as part of the folder dividers for these sections. Autosomal linkage and Epistasis are not included in this pre-work.