AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY 7402 - PHOTOSYNTHESIS END OF TOPIC TEST

AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY 7402 - PHOTOSYNTHESIS END OF TOPIC TEST

Included is a fairly difficult and challenging end of topic tests for student to attempt. Questions included are a mixture from old spec papers and my own questions (which are very difficult). Test is designed to stretch the high achievers while also ensuring basic foundations of knowledge of Grade C students are there; an application heavy paper in style of the challenging demands of the new specification exams. The paper pushes the high achievers significantly yet also makes sure those aimed for Grade C can access the grades. I've attached the mark scheme and the grade boundaries i used. Please do download and review! I would appreciate your feedback :)
rehaank
AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY - CPAC: CALIBRATION CURVE, GLUCOSE CONCENTRATION, ABSORBANCE OF LIGHT

AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY - CPAC: CALIBRATION CURVE, GLUCOSE CONCENTRATION, ABSORBANCE OF LIGHT

CPAC for NEW AQA A LEVEL BIOLOGY Contains method for practical, objectives, questions, marking rubric etc for the practical. Assessment of: CPAC 4a, CPAC 4b, CPAC 5a Involves use of burette to generate serial dilutions of glucose, then, adding benedict's reagent and using a red filter colormiter to see absorbance of light for each of the different concentrations of glucose. Completed earlier last week with positive results. Great for a first time practical though many had never used a burette before (shocker!) so that led to unneeded difficulties and spillages. Great. Do please download! :) Ref: "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 ‘urine’ sample"
rehaank
NEW AQA AS/A LEVEL BIOLOGY - EXCHANGE WITH THE ENVIRONMENT BOOKLET

NEW AQA AS/A LEVEL BIOLOGY - EXCHANGE WITH THE ENVIRONMENT BOOKLET

This booklet was designed for biology students to complete during the Christmas holidays; a "12 days of Christmas" booklet with tasks and exam practise on the different areas within the "Exchange with the Environment" topic of AQA AS Biology. The booklet is designed as a revision booklet for student to recap their learning but it can easily be changed into an in-lesson learning booklet to support teaching materials. There are tasks for each day staring with the 25th December. (!) As mentioned before, there is lots of necessary exam practise with challenging application-style questions. The booklet was given to students on the last day of term, wrapped up as a present! Students were instructed to open this on Christmas. What a great present! Please do download and review :)
rehaank
AQA NEW GCSE BIOLOGY HOMEOSTASIS, KIDNEYS, WATER, OUTSTANDING LESSON

AQA NEW GCSE BIOLOGY HOMEOSTASIS, KIDNEYS, WATER, OUTSTANDING LESSON

A recently judged OUTSTANDING lesson from the headteacher on homeostasis and the kidneys - their role, structure etc etc. Lesson is heavily independent with minimal teacher input - but vital resources are provided to aid students. Students track progress via "Aspiration Island" and Solo Taxonomy, completing a learning journey. This has been a very successful lesson and has just recently been taught (Sept 2016) with outstanding results (and reviews!). Please do download and review! Tell me how it goes :)
rehaank
NEW GCSE MATHS - HIGHER ABILITY DEVISED ASSESSMENT

NEW GCSE MATHS - HIGHER ABILITY DEVISED ASSESSMENT

Assessment including mark scheme which was used during the January assessment period with Year 10s for the NEW GCSE. Questions are designed for higher ability students to test their learning and ability :) Please do download and review!
rehaank
NEW GCSE MATHS - GRADE 9 CHALLENGE QUESTIONS - OLYMPIAD STYLE

NEW GCSE MATHS - GRADE 9 CHALLENGE QUESTIONS - OLYMPIAD STYLE

A challenge booklet designed for students aiming to achieve the very top grades in maths. The booklet is essentially a few different questions taken from past GCSE papers and also some that do go beyond GCSE - think Olympiad style. (https://www.ukmt.org.uk/individual-competitions/british-mathematical-olympiad/) etc etc. These questions are designed to be challenging and push the most able students! There is also a Nando-style rating scale (why not?) but since these are difficult it features the top end of the difficulty. I only added this in as a means of differentiation - so that i was aware who from the able students did the 'weaker' end questions/higher end questions (and by weaker i mean in respect of the more difficult questions - the weaker questions are still significantly challenging!!) Do please download and review :D Thank you!
rehaank
NEW A LEVEL/A2 MEDICAL PHYSICS AQA - THE EYE

NEW A LEVEL/A2 MEDICAL PHYSICS AQA - THE EYE

Whole lesson on the eye as part of A2. This exciting lessons looks at the different functions of the eye through a "treasure hunt" activity and then an eye dissection activity, using the "Show Me" app, then, looking at the Fovea and its importance before delving to the accommodation of our eye lens'; finishing off with an eye test! This jam-packed lesson had brilliant success and i hope it does the same with you! Please do download and review :)
rehaank
AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY DNA AND RNA BOOKLET

AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY DNA AND RNA BOOKLET

This booklet is designed for the new AQA A Level Biology - looking at DNA and RNA. The booklet has been designed as a homework booklet but can easily be turned into an in-class booklet/worksheets/revision booklet etc. etc. This part of the new spec is found difficult-ish from students, mainly due to the complexities with the new terminology and phrasing. This booklet is designed for students who have ALREADY been taught DNA and RNA and are now reviewing and consolidating learning. However, it can easily be adapted for first time teaching too! Plus, there is a colouring in task which is incredible fun :) Please do download and review :)
rehaank
AQA NEW GCSE PRACTICAL CULTURING MICROORGANISMS  - CALCULATING EXPONENTIAL GROWTH

AQA NEW GCSE PRACTICAL CULTURING MICROORGANISMS - CALCULATING EXPONENTIAL GROWTH

This exciting lesson focuses on growing microorganisms - students will have created their plan/method in the lesson previous / you may choose to provide them with a plan. Students complete the aforementioned practical and consolidate their learning on Bacteria and Microorganisms in general, drawing connections to other topics previously studied to generate cohesion. Students will also work on an interesting case study investigating the growth of Bacteria and the importance of eradicating Bacteria - building on to students calculating the exponential growth of bacteria in a given time! (Blimey). This is a really fun, engaging lesson and has been very successful with my students (completed late last week) - please do download, try it out and review! :D
rehaank
AQA NEW GCSE Biology - Cell Biology l Lesson 2 - Cell Specialisation and Differentiation

AQA NEW GCSE Biology - Cell Biology l Lesson 2 - Cell Specialisation and Differentiation

Lesson 2 on Cell Biology. Lesson focuses on how cells can be differentiated and specialised for certain jobs etc. Includes a fun/silly acronym to use when tackling a "never-before-seen-cell" in an application question to do with specialised cells. I have not put any exam practise in properly at this stage - and rather left a more open ended activity for the students to do in terms of researching 10 common cells - such as red/white blood cells, sperm cells, xylem vessels etc. Can easily edit and adapt - could turn the "research cells" activity into something more creative by letting the students make the cells the following lesson(s) and doing a gallery-like exhibition. Any reviews or comments would be lovely! Thank you!
rehaank
AQA NEW GCSE BIOLOGY - CULTURING MICROORGANISMS, MICROBES, BINARY FISSION, BACTERIA

AQA NEW GCSE BIOLOGY - CULTURING MICROORGANISMS, MICROBES, BINARY FISSION, BACTERIA

Lesson on culturing microorganisms along with understanding bacteria, microbes, binary fission and exponential growth through graphs, video clips, independent learning and challenging tasks. Students eventually generate their OWN plan with no support on how to grow microbes. Please note this lesson is the students GENERATING their plan - the following lesson they will complete the experiment. Lots of independent learning and room for personalisation. Please do download and review!!
rehaank
AQA NEW GCSE BIOLOGY - MICROSCOPY AND TOTAL MAGNIFICATION

AQA NEW GCSE BIOLOGY - MICROSCOPY AND TOTAL MAGNIFICATION

Lesson on microscopy and looking at cells using light microscope. Comparison of both through an exam question and then practising of total magnification calculations using a challenging worksheet designed to really test students, akin to A Level. Please do download and review! :)
rehaank