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I'm a teacher working in a leading secondary school and I have always enjoyed resourcing. I resource many of my lessons and these are always well received by my department so I thought I'd try to bring them to a larger audience. I have a firm belief that worksheets should combine aesthetics with functionality and pride myself on polished, well presented resources that scaffold without leading and encourage critical thinking from students.

I'm a teacher working in a leading secondary school and I have always enjoyed resourcing. I resource many of my lessons and these are always well received by my department so I thought I'd try to bring them to a larger audience. I have a firm belief that worksheets should combine aesthetics with functionality and pride myself on polished, well presented resources that scaffold without leading and encourage critical thinking from students.
3.6 Organisms Respond To Change Revision Bundle

3.6 Organisms Respond To Change Revision Bundle

Make a huge saving of 33% on these 5 revision resources: Four double-sided A3 revision sheets targeted at topic 3.6 of the AQA A-level syllabus alongside a relay quiz to further reinforce subject knowledge. Nervous Control sheets 1 and 2 deal with synapses, neurons, receptors, resting potential, action potential and more besides. The muscles sheet works through the structure of muscles and muscle types before examining sliding filament theory. The kidneys sheet works fully through the processes of ultrafiltration, reabsorption and osmoregulation. Please Note: I will be adding a further sheet regarding endocrine systems, autonomic control and plant response in the next few weeks.
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Nervous Response 2 (A level) Revision Sheet / Knowledge Organiser

Nervous Response 2 (A level) Revision Sheet / Knowledge Organiser

This double sided sheet can be printed at A4 but works better as an A3 resource. This sheet covers the key areas of neuron structure, reflexes and synaptic transmission (including neuromuscular junction, summation, inhibition and drugs). Please note this sheet is part 2 of 2 and, when coupled with Sheet 1, a more comprehensive coverage of the necessary nervous control aspects results. Individual sections contain marking points/scores so as to allow easy feedback and AFL with the included full mark scheme. This gives you flexibility as to how you use the resource and opens up peer assessment/self assessment opportunities.
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Nerves & Response - Relay Revision Quiz

Nerves & Response - Relay Revision Quiz

This relay-style revision quiz has proven extremely popular with my students and uses gentle competition to motivate students even further. Instructions for use are in an included sheet and reproduced below. Obviously this activity allows opportunities for frequent assessment for learning and also allows stronger students to help inform weaker ones. Instructions: Print out the first 4 slides of the PowerPoint file single-sided and use a guillotine to cut them out, staple them into booklets as shown below. Different coloured paper helps but is not essential. Print a markscheme for your own use. Split your group into differentiated teams of 3 (try to have a mixture of abilities in each team). Teams have to collect individual sheets from the booklets, complete the question, and then take it to the teacher for marking. If correct, they can collect the next sheet in the booklet and progress. If not they may be given a hint before returning to their team to try again (Note, I find this works best if they are forced to rotate team members through these tasks). A prize may be offered and periodic announcements of which team is up to which question can be made to encourage a sense of urgency.
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Nervous Response 1 (A level) Revision Sheet / Knowledge Organiser

Nervous Response 1 (A level) Revision Sheet / Knowledge Organiser

This double sided sheet can be printed at A4 but works better as an A3 resource. This sheet covers the key areas of receptor function in creating a generator potential (specifically the Eye and Pacinian corpuscle), Resting Potential and the propagation of an Action Potential. Please note this sheet is part 1 of 2 and, when coupled with Sheet 2, a more comprehensive coverage of the necessary nervous control aspects will result. Individual sections contain marking points/scores so as to allow easy feedback and AFL with the included full mark scheme. This gives you flexibility as to how you use the resource and opens up peer assessment/self assessment opportunities.
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Kidneys (A level) Revision Sheet/Knowledge Organiser

Kidneys (A level) Revision Sheet/Knowledge Organiser

This double sided sheet can be printed at A4 but works better as an A3 resource. All the key areas of kidney function are covered in this excellent revision resource from overall structure to the processes of ultrafiltration and reabsorption. This sheet handily summarises the key points when completed. Individual sections contain marking points/scores so as to allow easy feedback and afl with the included full markscheme. This gives you flexibility as to how you use the resource and opens up peer assessment/self assessment opportunities.
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Muscles (A-Level) Revision Sheet / Knowledge Organiser

Muscles (A-Level) Revision Sheet / Knowledge Organiser

This double sided sheet can be printed at A4 but works better as an A3 resource. All the key areas of muscle function are covered in this excellent revision resource from overall structure down to the arrangements of myosin and actin filaments in a sarcomere and also sliding filament theory as a step-by-step process. Individual sections contain marking points/scores so as to allow easy feedback and afl with the included full markscheme. This gives you flexibility as to how you use the resource and could open up peer assessment/self assessment opportunities.
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Muscles Resource Bundle (A level)

Muscles Resource Bundle (A level)

Save 35% by buying this bundle of resources on muscle structure and function tailored to content at A-level. Included is A detailed PowerPoint outlining muscle structure, the sarcomere and the full sliding filament model of muscle action. A detailed cut and stick activity in which students must sequence the events in a single powerstroke of a myosin head. A single sided worksheet of simple questions on the sarcomere and its structure. A double sided revision sheet/knowledge organiser to help students summarise the whole topic.
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Kidneys and Osmoregulation Worksheet for A-level

Kidneys and Osmoregulation Worksheet for A-level

This double-sided worksheet consists of 5 multi-part comprehension and recall questions targeted at the knowledge and understanding required of AQA A level students. With full markscheme it can be used by yourself to assess students or can be peer/self assessed with the markscheme projected on the board, allowing quick afl in your lesson. It can also be used as a revision resource to check recall. It ties in perfectly with my Kidneys PowerPoint and Osmoregulation cut and stick activities also available on here/from my shop and also as part of my Kidneys for A-level bundle (link below).
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A level - Kidneys and Osmoregulation Lesson Bundle

A level - Kidneys and Osmoregulation Lesson Bundle

This bundle of 3 resources, targeted at A level study, consists of: A highly detailed PowerPoint detailing Kidney Structure, Ultrafiltration, Reabsorption and Osmoregulation in detail and with step-by-step explanations and numerous diagrams. Included is a notesheet with the diagrams reproduced for students. A comprehension and recall, double-sided worksheet of 5 multi-part questions in an exam style allowing teacher, peer or self assessment with the accompanying markscheme. A cut and stick summary activity on the action of ADH and negative feedback in the kidney. Individually these resources would cost over £9.
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Cholera - Infection & Symptoms Worksheet with Markscheme (A level)

Cholera - Infection & Symptoms Worksheet with Markscheme (A level)

This double sided worksheet examines how Vibrio cholerae gains access to the body and then how it goes on to create the symptoms of the disease. This builds on students’ knowledge and understanding of absorption of glucose across the ileum epithelium and challenges them to use their knowledge in a real world example/setting. A full markscheme is included to allow teacher, peer or self assessment as best suits your afl needs.
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Cholera - Treatment with Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) Worksheet with Markscheme (A level)

Cholera - Treatment with Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) Worksheet with Markscheme (A level)

This A-level resource challenges students to apply their existing knowledge of absorption in the small intestine to explain how ORS works as an effective treatment for Cholera. Students will need to apply their knowledge and understanding of what happens during absorption and apply it to unfamiliar situations. A full makscheme is included to allow teacher, peer or self marking as best fits your afl needs.
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ADH & Osmoregulation Cut and Stick Activity for A-level.

ADH & Osmoregulation Cut and Stick Activity for A-level.

This resource serves as an excellent summary of how ADH is used to regulate water reabsorption in the kidneys. Included is the template sheet, a sheet of 2 tile-sets to be cut out and a PowerPoint markscheme that can be projected and used to add tiles one at a time as a stimulus. The sheet includes the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, the action of ADH at the kidney and how this affects reabsorption in the collecting duct. Works equally well as an accompaniment to my PowerPoint on the Kidneys or as a stand-alone activity.
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Oxygen Dissociation Curves Worksheet for A-level

Oxygen Dissociation Curves Worksheet for A-level

The resource consists of a double-sided worksheet comprising 6 examples of dissociation curves that may differ from a ‘standard’ curve for various reasons. Students need to read information on the situation in each case and predict, with detailed reasoning, the shape of the curve most likely for that case. This serves as a useful consolidation activity and also encourages a re-examination of students’ understanding of dissociation curves so is equally a useful revision resource. The accompanying mark scheme can be used for self/peer assessment and also to promote discussion in the classroom.
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Respiration - The Electron Transport Chain (Oxidative Phosphorylation for A-level)

Respiration - The Electron Transport Chain (Oxidative Phosphorylation for A-level)

This double-sided worksheet covers the electron transport chain in detail. The first side is a blank diagram for students to annotate, whilst the second consists of several questions to both test and reinforce understanding. The included PowerPoint serves as a mark-scheme for the sheet but also includes a step-be-step description of the happenings in the electron transport chain and could easily double as a teaching resource.
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A level Biology - Active Transport: The Sodium-Potassium Pump

A level Biology - Active Transport: The Sodium-Potassium Pump

This PowerPoint is a step-by-step, annotated accounting of the working of the sodium potassium pump. Simple animations show the interactions of pump, ATP, ADP, sodium ions and potassium ions. Also included is a scaffolded notesheet including part-drawn diagrams that students can quickly complete as they learn about the process. Please note: The preview thumbnails have unfortunately created some graphical glitches/artefacts that don't appear in the actual slides.
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GCSE - Inheritance & Family Trees - Polydactyly

GCSE - Inheritance & Family Trees - Polydactyly

This sheet and PowerPoint introduce family trees and reinforces work on monohybrid inheritance and punnet squares. The sheet includes interpretation and completion of a family tree alongside some punnet squares and reasoning questions. The Powerpoint of only 4 slides acts as an initial stimulus but also shows the solution to the family tree.
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Cracking the Genetic Code (A level) - Worksheet and Markscheme

Cracking the Genetic Code (A level) - Worksheet and Markscheme

The worksheet focuses on student understanding of the experiments carried out by Nirenberg and Khorana to determine which codons/triplets code for which amino acids. The worksheet details their investigations into the genetic code and provides a scaffold for students to draw conclusions from their original data. This is sound practice for questions of this type, which are becoming an increasingly frequent aspect of examinations. It also serves to consolidate on existing knowledge regarding the genetic code and is a useful reflection activity in its own right.
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Kidneys PowerPoint for A-Level - Detailed slides on ultrafiltration, reabsorption and osmoregulation

Kidneys PowerPoint for A-Level - Detailed slides on ultrafiltration, reabsorption and osmoregulation

A detailed PowerPoint of 19 slides outlining kidney structure and function. Separate sections focus on ultrafiltration; reabsorption in the proximal convoluted tubule; water reabsorption in the Loop of Henle; and the role of the hypothalamus and posterior pituitary in releasing anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) and its affect on the permeability of the collecting duct in osmoregulation. Carefully presented diagrams outline the processes and explain in step-by-step annotations how these organs work. Multiple points of the PowerPoint are animated and you can navigate between slides/sections using a centralised menu. Also included is a printable notes sheet with diagrams from the PowerPoint integrated to facilitate student note-taking. Note - the preview function on TES mauls the PowerPoint slides - please be assured they work fine on both PC and Mac - I've tested them carefully.
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