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A Level Biology Teacher & online tutor, Biomedical Science graduate and recent A* student. Providing concise, bullet-point revision notes based on mark schemes designed to help students understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. For more resources and exam technique classes, visit my website biologywitholivia.co.uk
NEW SPEC required practical exam questions workbook AS biology (A level year 1)
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NEW SPEC required practical exam questions workbook AS biology (A level year 1)

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Check out my website for free biology classes to help with students cope with school closures www.biologywitholivia.co.uk/ 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
CONCISE A* A Level Biology AQA Topic 7 genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems Revision Note
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CONCISE A* A Level Biology AQA Topic 7 genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems Revision Note

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I’ve condensed the whole A Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides. These notes have helped thousands of students achieve top grades, by helping them to understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes Some example exam data/application questions and model answers to make sure students are fully equipped for the exam Note - required practicals not included Website: www.biologywitholivia.co.uk YouTube channel for A Level Biology tutorials, including past paper walk throughs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbt--SeFjS_B7ZgrWOqSUmA
CONCISE A* A Level Biology AQA Topic 6 (stimuli, nervous coordination, homeostasis, etc.) notes
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I’ve condensed the whole A Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides. These notes have helped thousands of students achieve top grades, by helping them to understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes Some example exam data/application questions and model answers to make sure students are fully equipped for the exam Note - required practicals not included Website: www.biologywitholivia.co.uk YouTube channel for A Level Biology tutorials, including past paper walk throughs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbt--SeFjS_B7ZgrWOqSUmA
CONCISE A* Year 2 Biology AQA Revision Notes  + Exam Question Model Answers Topic 5-8
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CONCISE A* Year 2 Biology AQA Revision Notes + Exam Question Model Answers Topic 5-8

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I’ve condensed the whole A Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides. These notes have helped thousands of students achieve top grades, by helping them to understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes Some example exam data/application questions and model answers to make sure students are fully equipped for the exam Note - topic 8 missing the very final part of the topic Website: www.biologywitholivia.co.uk YouTube channel for A Level Biology tutorials, including past paper walk throughs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbt--SeFjS_B7ZgrWOqSUmA
Concise A* Complete A Level Biology AQA Spec & Mark Scheme Based Revision Notes / Summary (topic 1-8)
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Concise A* Complete A Level Biology AQA Spec & Mark Scheme Based Revision Notes / Summary (topic 1-8)

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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk I’ve condensed the whole A Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides. These notes have helped thousands of students achieve top grades, by helping them to understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes Some example exam data/application questions and model answers to make sure students are fully equipped for the exam Note: The format varies between topics (see previews) - I will eventually get round to changing this Very last part of topic 8 not included Required practicals not included - best to practice exam questions for these Website: www.biologywitholivia.co.uk How to get an A/A* in A Level Biology | Revising effectively, using mark schemes & exam technique https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kYCDdxGws4
CONCISE A* Topic 5 photosynthesis, respiration, energy & nutrient cycles notes | AQA A Level Biology
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CONCISE A* Topic 5 photosynthesis, respiration, energy & nutrient cycles notes | AQA A Level Biology

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I’ve condensed the whole A Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides. These notes have helped thousands of students achieve top grades, by helping them to understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes Some example exam data/application questions and model answers to make sure students are fully equipped for the exam Note - required practicals not included Website: www.biologywitholivia.co.uk YouTube channel for A Level Biology tutorials, including past paper walk throughs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbt--SeFjS_B7ZgrWOqSUmA
CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Topic 3 (gas exchange, digestion, mass transport) revision notes
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CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Topic 3 (gas exchange, digestion, mass transport) revision notes

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I’ve condensed the whole A Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides. These notes have helped thousands of students achieve top grades, by helping them to understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes Some example exam data/application questions and model answers to make sure students are fully equipped for the exam Website: www.biologywitholivia.co.uk YouTube channel for A Level Biology tutorials, including past paper walk throughs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbt--SeFjS_B7ZgrWOqSUmA
CONCISE A* A Level Biology AQA Topic 8 (mutations, control of gene expression, cancer, etc) Notes
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I’ve condensed the whole A Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides. These notes have helped thousands of students achieve top grades, by helping them to understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes Some example exam data/application questions and model answers to make sure students are fully equipped for the exam Note - required practicals not included Website: www.biologywitholivia.co.uk YouTube channel for A Level Biology tutorials, including past paper walk throughs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbt--SeFjS_B7ZgrWOqSUmA Note - 3.8.4.2 DNA probes and medical diagnosis, as well as 3.8.4.3 Genetic fingerprinting, are not yet included in the booklet.
Required practical exam questions workbook | A level biology AQA OCR Edexcel WJEC Year 2
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Required practical exam questions workbook | A level biology AQA OCR Edexcel WJEC Year 2

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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk 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
CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Mark Scheme Revision Notes (new spec)
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CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Mark Scheme Revision Notes (new spec)

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I’ve condensed the whole A Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides. These notes have helped thousands of students achieve top grades, by helping them to understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes Some example exam data/application questions and model answers to make sure students are fully equipped for the exam Website: www.biologywitholivia.co.uk YouTube channel for A Level Biology tutorials, including past paper walk throughs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbt--SeFjS_B7ZgrWOqSUmA
CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Topic 4 Mark Scheme Revision Notes (protein synthesis, genetic diversity)
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CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Topic 4 Mark Scheme Revision Notes (protein synthesis, genetic diversity)

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I’ve condensed the whole A Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides. These notes have helped thousands of students achieve top grades, by helping them to understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes Some example exam data/application questions and model answers to make sure students are fully equipped for the exam Website: www.biologywitholivia.co.uk YouTube channel for A Level Biology tutorials, including past paper walk throughs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbt--SeFjS_B7ZgrWOqSUmA
FREE Concise A* AS Level Biology revision notes (AQA)
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FREE Concise A* AS Level Biology revision notes (AQA)

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UPDATE: I have removed topic 2-4 now, so just topic 1 is available as a taster. The others can be found on my shop. I’ve condensed the whole A Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides. These notes have helped thousands of students achieve top grades, by helping them to understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes Some example exam data/application questions and model answers to make sure students are fully equipped for the exam Website: www.biologywitholivia.co.uk YouTube channel for A Level Biology tutorials, including past paper walk throughs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbt--SeFjS_B7ZgrWOqSUmA
CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Topic 2 CELLS (structure, mitosis, transport, immunity) revision notes
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CONCISE A* AS Biology AQA Topic 2 CELLS (structure, mitosis, transport, immunity) revision notes

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I’ve condensed the whole A Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides. These notes have helped thousands of students achieve top grades, by helping them to understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes Some example exam data/application questions and model answers to make sure students are fully equipped for the exam Website: www.biologywitholivia.co.uk YouTube channel for A Level Biology tutorials, including past paper walk throughs: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbt--SeFjS_B7ZgrWOqSUmA
CONCISE A* A Level Biology Topic 1 Biological Molecules (& nucleic acids) Revision Notes
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CONCISE A* A Level Biology Topic 1 Biological Molecules (& nucleic acids) Revision Notes

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www.biologywitholivia.co.uk I’ve condensed the whole A Level Biology AQA course into a series of topic by topic guides. I used these notes alongside practice exam questions and managed to achieve an A* in A Level Biology in 2017. Doing well in biology isn’t all about being ‘clever’, it’s about being strategic and working smart (as well as hard work, of course). I truly believe anyone can do well. I hope that these notes will not just help students understand biology, but also understand exactly what the examiners are looking for. Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification - no more, no less Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes (we all know how specific biology mark schemes are) Some example exam data/application questions and model answers to make sure students are fully equipped for the exam
Carbohydrates | A Level Biology Concise A* notes
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Carbohydrates | A Level Biology Concise A* notes

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A LEVEL BIOLOGY CARBOHYDRATES NOTES + TEMPLATE Easy to learn, concise, bullet point revision notes Covers every point on the AQA specification for topic 3.1.2 carbohydrates Based on the analysis of 10+ years of past papers and mark schemes Website: biologywitholivia.co.uk YouTube: Biology with Olivia Instagram: @biologywitholivia TikTok: @biologywitholivia Email: hello@biologywitholivia.co.uk