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Resources across Biology, Chemistry and Physics: from Secondary to A Level. HOD, SLE, AST, PhD in Biophysics, Teaching and Learning Whole School Leader, Secondary & A Level, experience in University lecturing (past).
AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY 7402 - STIMULI AND RESPONSE FULL UNIT OF WORK BUNDLE
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AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY 7402 - STIMULI AND RESPONSE FULL UNIT OF WORK BUNDLE

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This folder comes with 10 lessons for each of the parts of the stimulus and response topic, including relevant exam practise and also required practical 10 alongside practical skills to do with IAA - from responses and reflexes to receptors and finally control of the heart rate. The following parts of the spec are covered: • Organisms increase their chance of survival by responding to changes in their environment. In flowering plants, specific growth factors move from growing regions to other tissues, where they regulate growth in response to directional stimuli. • The effect of different concentrations of indoleacetic acid (IAA) on cell elongation in the roots and shoots of flowering plants as an explanation of gravitropism and phototropism in flowering plants. • Taxes and kineses as simple responses that can maintain a mobile organism in a favourable environment. • The protective effect of a simple reflex, exemplified by a three neurone simple reflex. • AT h Students could design and carry out investigations into the effects of indoleacetic acid on root growth in seedlings. • 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. • The Pacinian corpuscle should be used as an example of a receptor to illustrate that: • receptors respond only to specific stimuli • stimulation of a receptor leads to the establishment of a generator potential. • The basic structure of a Pacinian corpuscle. • Deformation of stretch-mediated sodium ion channels in a Pacinian corpuscle leads to the establishment of a generator potential. • The human retina in sufficient detail to show how differences in sensitivity to light, sensitivity to colour and visual acuity are explained by differences in the optical pigments of rods and cones and the connections rods and cones make in the optic nerve. • Myogenic stimulation of the heart and transmission of a subsequent wave of electrical activity. • The roles of the sinoatrial node (SAN), atrioventricular node (AVN) and Purkyne tissue in the bundle of His. • The roles and locations of chemoreceptors and pressure receptors and the roles of the autonomic nervous system and effectors in controlling heart rate. • AT h Students could design and carry out an investigation into the effect of a named variable on human pulse rate. • MS 2.2 Students could use values of heart rate ® and stroke volume (V) to calculate cardiac output (CO), using the formula CO = R × V
AQA A LEVEL BIOLOGY REQUIRED PRACTICAL SUMMARY BOOKLET
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AQA A LEVEL BIOLOGY REQUIRED PRACTICAL SUMMARY BOOKLET

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With the increased demand of practical questions in the new spec papers, i have put together a booklet on the required practicals which contain concise, detailed notes for each practical AND common questions that i have found from my vast research through endless papers! Included is also an application question for each practical along with a challenging insect dissection question i have made. Please do leave a review if you buy this!
OCR A LEVEL CHEMISTRY -  REQUIRED PRACTICAL SUMMARY BOOKLET
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OCR A LEVEL CHEMISTRY - REQUIRED PRACTICAL SUMMARY BOOKLET

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With the demands of the new specification on practical skills and particularly methodology with Chemistry, i have compiled together a concise practical booklet on all the required practicals and the skills translated from there that will be assessed. These condensed notes are perfect for students and include detailed but concise methods to score full marks. Please do leave a review if you chose to buy.
AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY 7402 - PHOTOSYNTHESIS END OF TOPIC TEST
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AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY 7402 - PHOTOSYNTHESIS END OF TOPIC TEST

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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 :)
AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY 7402 - RESPIRATION END OF TOPIC TEST
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AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY 7402 - RESPIRATION END OF TOPIC TEST

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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 and see what type of marks other students are achieving!
AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY DNA AND RNA BOOKLET
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AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY DNA AND RNA BOOKLET

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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 :)
AQA A LEVEL BIOLOGY - PHOTOSYNTHESIS FULL SCHEME OF WORK (+ REQUIRED PRACTICALS)
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AQA A LEVEL BIOLOGY - PHOTOSYNTHESIS FULL SCHEME OF WORK (+ REQUIRED PRACTICALS)

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NINE FULL LESSONS ON PHOTOSYNTHESIS Lessons begin with exploration of chloroplast and chloroplast structure before delving into detailed explanations of the light dependent and in-dependent reaction, along with assessing the two required practicals: Chromatography with pigments AND Dehydrogenase/DCPIP practical before exploring limiting graphs and finally applying photosynthesis to very tricky questions. These lessons are invaluable - focusing on the basic content A01, coupled with tricky exam questions throughout, A02, and finally assessing the require practicals, developing graphing analysis and data tabulating skills and also answering tricky practical and context based exam questions, A03. There is detailed guidance for each practical along with student summary sheets and a CPAC assessment grid.
A LEVEL BIOLOGY - MATHS SKILLS EXAM RESOURCE BOOKLET/SOW
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A LEVEL BIOLOGY - MATHS SKILLS EXAM RESOURCE BOOKLET/SOW

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This 70 page booklet contains exam questions and explanations of calculations required as part of the AQA A Level Biology specification. This is easily adaptable for any exam board. The following areas are covered: Units, stats tests and and standard deviations, standard form, percentages, uncertainity, use of calculators to find and use power, exponential and logarithmic functions, order of magnitude calculations, y=mx+c, determination of the intercept of a graph, tangents and rate and finally geometry (area, volume etc). Also included are the answers and the booklets are in pdf and word form for easy editing. The booklet can be used in many ways; it could be given to students to complete as a whole (with answers published on the VLE system/printed for students), or a page could be given a day as the starter of each lesson, or a page for homework, or teachers can simply select pages needed from the massive, massive list to use for explanations and so on forth.
AQA NEW GCSE Biology - Cell Biology l Lesson 2 - Cell Specialisation and Differentiation
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AQA NEW GCSE Biology - Cell Biology l Lesson 2 - Cell Specialisation and Differentiation

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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!
AQA A LEVEL BIOLOGY 7401 PAPER 1 -  SELF MADE QUESTION PAPER
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AQA A LEVEL BIOLOGY 7401 PAPER 1 - SELF MADE QUESTION PAPER

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I often make my own end of topic tests using my own questions and any difficult ones i have found/changed old questions to make them harder. Here is a full 91 mark exam paper including the mark scheme with questions created by me. The test is designed to be challenging and in the light of the recent papers and how tricky some of the questions have been this will be good preparation! With so few resources available, new spec style papers are invaluable and thus i feel the need to share this with others. As expected, results were low considering the difficulty but it was rewarding to see so many students rise to the challenge to some very demanding questions. If you do decide to use this, please do leave a review! Likewise any grammar error/points you do not agree with please do let me know!
AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY - CPAC: CALIBRATION CURVE, GLUCOSE CONCENTRATION, ABSORBANCE OF LIGHT
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AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY - CPAC: CALIBRATION CURVE, GLUCOSE CONCENTRATION, ABSORBANCE OF LIGHT

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

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

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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!!
AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY 7401 - ECOLOGY EXAM VAULT
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AQA NEW A LEVEL BIOLOGY 7401 - ECOLOGY EXAM VAULT

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Absolute plethora of over 1000 questions on ecology and mark schemes! Students often struggle with ecology due to failing to apply any common sense reasoning so it is beneficial and logical for students to practise answering questions on ecology.