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I have been teaching Biology for 20 years. I've always made my own resources. Although I am retiring from full-time at the 'chalk face' this summer, I still plan to work part-time in Education. One of my plans is to sort out my resources and make them available to other teachers. Many of my resources are aimed at the Biology component of AQA Trilogy.

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I have been teaching Biology for 20 years. I've always made my own resources. Although I am retiring from full-time at the 'chalk face' this summer, I still plan to work part-time in Education. One of my plans is to sort out my resources and make them available to other teachers. Many of my resources are aimed at the Biology component of AQA Trilogy.
Units you need to know - slide and labels

Units you need to know - slide and labels

Powerpoint slide to add into any lesson presentation on scale / microscopy / orders of magnitude / standard form. Also 4 on a page to print off on labels to be stuck inside exercise books for easy reference. Formatting looks a bit off on the preview but it prints off fine.
jtranah
Gas tests

Gas tests

Print onto a sheet of 4 labels. Stick inside cover of exercise books. Alternatively print onto paper, cut and glue.
jtranah
Particles - dilutions worksheet (x2)

Particles - dilutions worksheet (x2)

I wrote this worksheet for a KS3 Chemistry lesson on particles. It is a standard dilutions practical. I wanted to see if my students could follow written instructions without any demonstration. We had done several lessons on particles, so they had enough science in order to be able to explain what was happening. You need a concentrated solution of potassium permanganate for this experiment rather than crystals. Explain what you are doing with it and your lab. tech. should be able to supply an appropriate quantity and concentration. The final dilution should be barely observable. Remember that each group only needs 1ml so the total amount for a class will only be in one small beaker. You need to do your own risk assessment but remember eye protection must be worn. Tip: you will find it easier to control if students use 1ml pipettes instead of the standard 3ml. Another tip: keep the concentrated solution with you at the front with one pipette. If each group sends a student to you with an empty test tube you can ensure that it is measured accurately. They then take theirs back to their bench and add 9ml water to it for their first dilution.
jtranah
Biology Mindmap AQA 8461 specification

Biology Mindmap AQA 8461 specification

This is my mindmap of the AQA 8461 GCSE specification. Use it as you will. I did it for myself when the new spec. 9-1 levels came out. It was my way of identifying how this spec. was structured. It can also be used for the Biology section of Trilogy although the numbers may not match the headings will. If a section is in higher tier only it is labelled with (H) and if it is only on the Biology and not the Trilogy it is labelled with (B). I keep one for each class I teach and just tick them off as I finish. I’ve found it extremely useful for keeping track of my overall progress through the spec. Also useful for certain students who wanted to see what was going to be on each paper. Sections 1-4 provide the content for paper 1, sections 5-7 paper 2. I then took each section and did a separate mindmap for each. Although I did this primarily for myself, some of my colleagues are also using them and when I left my folder open on the desk I found students asking me for copies. I do not claim that they would suit everyone but if you have that sort of need for a complete overview in a non-linear format it might suit you. If you would like to see the more detailed versions of each section they can be found in my TES Biolojolly’s shop. These also contain the keywords and their definitions that now need to be learned in the relevant sections.
jtranah
Cell specialisation - add functions to worksheet

Cell specialisation - add functions to worksheet

These are the 6 specialised cells identified in the AQA Trilogy specification. Work sheet contains pictures and names just add functions. Differentiate by asking some students to identify the adaptations that help the cells carry out those functions.
jtranah
Coronary heart disease lesson

Coronary heart disease lesson

Aimed at AQA Trilogy GCSE. Slide 1 in a learning framework for the lesson. Slide 2 is a literacy slide which begins to make links between key words. Slide 3 gives possible treatments available. Slides 4-6 give visual aids to 3 of the treatments . Slide 7 has differentiated questions. (Red LAPS, green MAPS, purple HAPS) Word doc also has slides 4-6 for students. 2 copies of each on an A4 sheet.
jtranah
Diseases caused by protists - malaria lesson

Diseases caused by protists - malaria lesson

Written for AQA Trilogy GCSE. Focuses on the transmission of malaria. Slide 2 has a video link that makes a good starter for class discussion about malaria and death in the under 5’s. Slide 3 is a learning framework for the lesson. Slide 4 could be printed out for each student so that they have the necessary vocabulary and spellings needed for this lesson. Can then be used as the basis of a mind map during the lesson making links between the words. Slide 5 shows a simplified life cycle of the disease and has a video link to an animation to show this . The animation contains the names of the life cycle stages of the protist which are not needed at GCSE any more. If you think this may confuse your class, do not use the link. However I have found that most students are quite happy to know that there are words they don’t need to remember. Slides 6-7 are questions about malaria. Slides 8-9 are general questions about the diseases covered in this and previous lessons.
jtranah
Digestive system - SOLO Hexagons

Digestive system - SOLO Hexagons

Topic consolidation activity sheet. Cut out, rearrange, stick onto A3 sheet, add diagrams and/or annotations to justify your arrangement. Written with AQA Trilogy Biology paper 1 in mind.
jtranah
Standard form and orders of magnitude lesson

Standard form and orders of magnitude lesson

Numeracy lesson to support the maths needed for science, particularly cell biology. A5 ws are the same as slide 10 in the presentation. Answer sheet also supplied. I have done a slide on ‘Orders of Magnitude’ separately so that it can easily be slipped in as an extra linked activity or it could be done as a starter for another lesson. Do with AQA Trilogy in mind.
jtranah
Cell transport - SOLO Hexagons

Cell transport - SOLO Hexagons

8 topic consolidation activity sheets. Cut out, rearrange, stick onto A3 sheet, add diagrams and/or annotations to justify your arrangement.
jtranah
Pick-a-pair science literacy starter/plenary

Pick-a-pair science literacy starter/plenary

Pairs of science words that students might confuse, in meaning and/or spelling. Pick a specific slide to use in a lesson or pick one at random to fill a few spare minutes at the start or end of a lesson.
jtranah
Nervous system - 12 squares

Nervous system - 12 squares

Consolidation activity / plenary / revision / science literacy / compiled with GCSE AQA Trilogy in mind. Made to fit on one page A4 exercise book. Cut into 12 squares and resort to match words to meanings. Correct version supplied.
jtranah
Food chains - SOLO Hexagons

Food chains - SOLO Hexagons

Topic consolidation activity sheet. Cut out, rearrange, stick onto A3 sheet, add diagrams and/or annotations to justify your arrangement. Written with AQA Trilogy Biology paper 2 in mind.
jtranah