OCR Biology Practical Endorsement (PAG) Booklet for Year 1 / AS Biology

OCR Biology Practical Endorsement (PAG) Booklet for Year 1 / AS Biology

A practical endorsement booklet for the new OCR Biology specification for use in AS / Year 1 Biology. Although not a course requirement for the first year of study , this booklet provides practical activity guides for all of the practical activity groups (PAGs) which link in with the first year specification (8 out of 12 PAGs in total). This can be kept to provide evidence of PAG completion for students progressing into Year 2 / A2, yet can still provide invaluable experience in practical skills and analysis for the Year 1 / AS only students. Please see the OCR Biology Practical Endorsement (PAG) A2 Supplement for additional practical activity sheets to cover the remaining PAGs. Alternatively, a complete Practical Endorsement Booklet, which combines both of these resources and covers the full course, can also be downloaded.
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AQA B2 Revision Poster & Question Template (Higher

AQA B2 Revision Poster & Question Template (Higher

A double-sided revision poster which covers most of the key material for the AQA (higher) B2 specification. There is an additional double-sided question template which maps onto this poster spatially. Pupils can use the poster as much or as little as they like to complete the question template. Revision poster adapted from previous versions found on TES.
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AQA B1 (Higher) Revision aid

AQA B1 (Higher) Revision aid

Two powerpoints: one double-sided poster summary of the topic (higher tier), the other is a double-sided question template that maps onto the poster summary. Class sets of the poster summary and question template to be printed out (poster summaries could be laminated for extended use). Students can use the poster as much or as little as they like to help answer the questions. The idea is for students to be able to visualise the answers to questions when it comes to exam time with respect to their position on the poster. Mark scheme included.
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AQA B3 Revision Poster & Question Template (Higher

AQA B3 Revision Poster & Question Template (Higher

A poster summary of the B3 unit which maps onto a question template spatially. Pupils cna use the poster summary as much or as little as they like to complete the question template. Poster summary adapted from previous versions found on TES.
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OCR Biology Practical Endorsement (PAG) Booklet for A Level Biology

OCR Biology Practical Endorsement (PAG) Booklet for A Level Biology

A practical endorsement booklet for the new OCR Biology specification for use throughout the two years of study. Provided are practical activity guides for each of the 12 practical activity groups (PAGs) and a summary table to concisely show the criteria covered by each PAG. These have been adapted from existing OCR endorsed practical tasks to include clear scaffolds for students to successfully complete work and ultimately achieve the overall practical endorsement that is required to pass the course. Also included in each practical activity guide are questions which further link the practical tasks to the course specification to develop valuable skills for the examinations.
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B2 Additional Biology SOW - Speciation

B2 Additional Biology SOW - Speciation

A sequence of three lessons beginning with species extinctions, followed by a practical activity to demonstrate how new species are formed, and ending with a series of contextualised questions and previous exam questions with respect to speciation. \n\nThe practical activity will hopefully be self-explanatory and is best carried out with use of the data entry spread sheet also included. It begins with a recap of natural selection before the practical task is developed to simulate speciation. Try not to discuss the theory behind speciation before the practical task, but allude to it throughout the practical, before allowing students to develop their own ideas based on the practical.\n\nThe lesson sequence includes plenty of opportunity for assessment.
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Breaking Bad C2 Chemistry Calculations

Breaking Bad C2 Chemistry Calculations

A powerpoint and worksheet based on Breaking Bad and the production of methamphetamaine. Students are given two key equations and must then work through a variety of problems completing calculations involving relative formula mass, percentage by mass, moles and mass, ratios, and percentage yield. Worksheet is differentiated by Foundation and Higher.
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B2 Additional Biology learning mats

B2 Additional Biology learning mats

This resource is comprised of a series of exam style questions based around unfamiliar contexts and is designed for use in pupil-led revision sessions. Best used, each question could be printed as a full page slide and all then arranged around the room. The mark schemes included in the resource can also be printed and compiled into a booklet which, left at the front of the class, can be used for self assessment (or for assistance if required). There is then a basic mark sheet that could also be used for students to record their scores. This may be used to identify strengths and weaknesses in particular topic areas.
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OCR Biology F211 Revision Resource

OCR Biology F211 Revision Resource

A revision resource created using past exam questions. A combination of multiple choice and longer answer questions. Best utilised with students using mini whiteboards to share answers.
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OCR Biology Practical Endorsement (PAG) Supplement for Year 2 / A2 Biology

OCR Biology Practical Endorsement (PAG) Supplement for Year 2 / A2 Biology

This resource has been prepared to accompany the Year 1 / AS Practical Endorsement Booklet for those who have already purchased this resource. Included are practical activity guides for the remaining 4 PAGs that are not covered by the Year 1 / AS Booklet. In addition there are updated summary sheets which will supersede the pre-existing ones. I have not updated the original PAG tracker which was included in the original bundle primarily due to the fact that the official OCR PAG tracker is more functional and, to be honest, I would recommend using this instead. As always any feedback, good or bad, is much appreciated.
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Cell Model task sheet & feedback proforma

Cell Model task sheet & feedback proforma

A level-assessed task similar to the old KS3 AF tasks where students are tasked with creating a model cell. Also included are tips and a proforma for time-efficient marking and feedback of said tasks to minimise teacher workload.
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B2 Additional Biology revision questions

B2 Additional Biology revision questions

A revision resource aimed at assessing students understanding of a range of topics within the Additional Biology AQA specification. Mixture of multiple choice and longer answer questions. Best utilised with students using mini-whiteboards.
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Optimal Foraging / Predator Feeding Strategies

Optimal Foraging / Predator Feeding Strategies

This project was designed as a stand alone practical investigation into predator feeding strategies and behaviour for a high ability Yr8 group towards the end of the year. The project incorporates biological modelling, mathematical formulae, practical investigation, evaluative skills, and a great deal of higher thinking - it is not a lesson for the faint-hearted. Included here are lesson plans (2-3 lessons), a powerpoint, pupil booklet, and a spreadhseet of example results which is useful projected onto an IWB
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Separating Techniques level-assessed task (KS3 Chem)

Separating Techniques level-assessed task (KS3 Chem)

A level-assessed task similar to the old KS3 AF tasks where students are tasked with designing a portable solar still (a device used to generate clean drinking water through evaporation and condensation). This task provides a relevant and important context for the types of separating techniques discussed during this particular topic as it is a current research area where a lot of funding is allocated by companies such as BP. Also included are tips and a proforma for time-efficient marking and feedback of said task to minimise teacher workload.
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DNA Structure & Protein Synthesis

DNA Structure & Protein Synthesis

This resource is a full lesson powerpoint which includes an introduction to DNA structure followed by a series of activities which lead students towards developing their own explanations of how proteins are made, followed by exam practise and a plenary task. The main activity in the powerpoint is best introduced without any prior explanation of the theory of protein synthesis, so that students can then complete the follow up task based on their own understanding acquired through the activity.
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Genetic disorders grade-assessed task

Genetic disorders grade-assessed task

This resource follows a similar format to the old KS3 AF tasks which included 'level ladders'. Adapted for GCSE students, this task includes a series of criteria each relating to a specific grade and component of the 'genes and inheritance' topic of AQA Additional Biology.
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Evolution & Natural Selection

Evolution & Natural Selection

Included is a lesson plan and pupil work booklet aimed at introducing evolution by natural selection to a KS4 class. The practical outlined should facilitate pupils in formulating their own ideas as to the steps in natural selection and give a clear visual representation of natural selection in action. Additionally, the excel spreadsheet included should be projected onto an IWB and data collected on genotype frequencies to allow pupils to see immediate results and changes within the subpopulations.
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