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I am a passionate science teacher with a specialism in biology. I have over 10 years of teaching experience and am currently working and as Co-director of science and Head of A-level biology.

I am a passionate science teacher with a specialism in biology. I have over 10 years of teaching experience and am currently working and as Co-director of science and Head of A-level biology.
6.5/6.3 Ecosystems resource bundle for the new OCR A-level biology A specification

6.5/6.3 Ecosystems resource bundle for the new OCR A-level biology A specification

Contains detailed powerpoint presentations with starters and exam questions, including excellent exam question packs for all the lessons on: Ecosystems Food chains and pyramid of number and biomass, and manipulating conditions to improve net primary productivity and secondary productivity Recycling in ecosystems - including the Nitrogen and carbon cycle Studying ecosystems- using quadrats, types of sampling, using Transects ( line and belt- including continuous and interrupted)
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5.1 Homeostasis and communication resource bundle for the new OCR A-Level biology A  spec

5.1 Homeostasis and communication resource bundle for the new OCR A-Level biology A spec

This resource bundle contains ALL you need to effectively teach the 5.1 Homeostasis and communication unit, which is completely compatible with the new OCR A-level biology A specification and other specifications ( slight adaptations may be needed). This contains powerpoint presentations for ALL the lessons, including lots of exam questions, and excellent synoptic questions with markschemes within the actual powerpoint presentation. Additionally, this package contains a seperate document that contains all the exam questions from the old spec and the new spec past/practice papers. There are 4 lessons on topics such as: how communication systems work, including cell signalling 2 ) homeostasis - negative and positive feedback Ectotherms and their adaptations endotherms and their adaptations Please leave a review, any feedback is welcome! hope your students benefit from this resource!
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Circulatory/ cardiovascular system system  6 mark questions & presentations for OCR gateway/ IGCSE

Circulatory/ cardiovascular system system 6 mark questions & presentations for OCR gateway/ IGCSE

Two powerpoint presentations that help students work through 6 mark questions on the cardiac cycle and double and single circulatory systems. There are differentiated 6 mark questions, on a 6 mark question framework, enabling students to plan out their answers. The framework. The framework includes a key word box, command words section, plan section and assessment criteria boxes. The higher ability students would need to come up with their own assessment critiera, however the lower ability students can use the assessment criteria provided. This is suitable for for the new OCR gateway 9-1 specification, IGCSE and many other specifications! The powerpoint presentation shows how you can use these assessments as a peer-assessment or self assessment tool! For example, for the cardiac cycle question, there are exam answers for students to assess themselves using the assessment critieria.
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Kidneys resource bundle for OCR Gateway (9-1) and IGCSE!

Kidneys resource bundle for OCR Gateway (9-1) and IGCSE!

This bundle is completely suitable for OCR Gateway triple biology and mostly suitable for IGCSE. This bundle contains powerpoint presentations, exam questions on dialysis and how the nephron works and 6 mark questions on the kidneys. The 6 mark question is embedded in a student-friendly framework, which helps students plan out their answer and obtain maximum marks. One 6 mark question is differentiated for higher and lower ability students. Additionally, the 6 mark question comes with its own powerpoint presentation to help guide students through it. 6 mark questions are on: negative feedback mechanism and ADH, processes in the kidney tublues, how alcohol and water can affect the concentration of urine - taken from the old gateway specification. good luck!
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RESPIRATION ( 5.7) OCR A A-level biology BUNDLE

RESPIRATION ( 5.7) OCR A A-level biology BUNDLE

This respiraiton bundle is completely compatible with OCR A-level biology A, equipped with detailed powerpoint presentations for every lesson on the unit and exam questions. This is suitable for most exam specifications if adapted slightly. There are 3 extended syntoptic/application exam questions taken from the new specification papers, including markschemes.
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OCR A-level biology A : PAG student checklists and personalised guidance notes and HoD resources!

OCR A-level biology A : PAG student checklists and personalised guidance notes and HoD resources!

This bundle has EVERYTHING your A-level biology department needs to successfully implement the practical endorsement component of the A-level specification! I say everything- as everything in this bundle was highly recommended by an OCR official during a monitoring visit! It consists of: Student-friendly check lists for every PAG + additional ones we have made in order for the students to meet the skills a summarised, student-friendly document of the OCR practical document showing the criteria used to assess biological drawings, graphs and table of results. moderation activity sheets for staff to fill in scanned examples of students work to use for moderation, to ensure staff are confident with assessing particular skills. Additionally, this allows departments to work collaboratively and collectively come to an agreement about how to assess the skills. Staff questionairre of the flexi-tracker- this was a fantastic way for me to assess which areas students needed training on, I was able to see their confidence level at the start of the training session and at the end! Analysis of questionairre document Additional PAG activities for students to complete incase they have performed poorly on biological drawings, graph skills or research skills. Note- you will need to add these PAGS to the flexi-tracker and add/ update the skills. Having had a scary OCR monitoring visit, we were highly advised to make PAG check lists for every PAG! This has been a FANTASTIC way of documenting which skills students have met, and if not - why they did not meet a particular skill. It Also allows the monitoring visitor to see whether a student re-met the skill on a later date, therefore showing the examiner you are not freely giving away ‘mets’! Not only has this allowed us to track student’s progress, but it allows students to clearly see which criteria they need to meet, and why they have not met it, thus allowing them to use formative feedback to improve their skills. The checklists also has relevant maths skills, and a section where students can. The moderation documents are essential and will help develop consistency in marking, for all biologists in a particular department. My staff were very pleased with the moderation activities, and honestly said how much it benefited them and improved their confidence in assessing the skills. I truly hope this helps, it truly helped us as we were awarded with a pass for the practical endorsement- phewwww! please leave a review!
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OCR A-level Biology 6.1 cellular control lessons and exam questions!

OCR A-level Biology 6.1 cellular control lessons and exam questions!

Here is a powerpoint presentatation and exam questions ( on 6.1 cellular control) suitable for OCR A-level biology A specification and most post-16 specifications. Topics include: mutations and their effects lac operon Homeobox genes and apoptosis Please leave a review, and check out all my other A-level biology resources!
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OCR A-level biology PAG check lists, Student-friendly and personalised!   plus additional PAGs!

OCR A-level biology PAG check lists, Student-friendly and personalised! plus additional PAGs!

Highly recommended by OCR monitoring visitor!! Here we have personalised, student-friendly check lists for students to use to self-assess themselves against the criteria for each PAG. Teachers can also assess students skills, write the comment and date, and sign at the bottom. If students improve their work, it can be clearly written on the check-list on the ‘date achieved’ section. Additionally, i have added extra PAGs I have devised in order to allow students to meet skills they may have not met at the end of the two years. These are on skill areas: Graphs, biological drawings, collecting data and research skills. If you like this bundle- then please check out my HUGE Practical endorsement bundle, which has excellent resources and everything needed for a head of biology to implement practical endorsement. Please leave a review! :)
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OCR A-level biology A  (6.4/6.2.1) Cloning and biotechnology Practical exam, and synoptic exam Qs

OCR A-level biology A (6.4/6.2.1) Cloning and biotechnology Practical exam, and synoptic exam Qs

Fantastic practical exam questions on 6.4 cloning and biotechnology - completely compatible with OCR A-level biology A specification! This bundle contains exam questions on planning an experiment on renin, a synoptic question on asexual and sexual reproduction This also contains a resource on the effect of calcium ions on milk coagulation. This includes a practical pack, including investigative skills/experimental questions, technicians sheet, and also challenging evaluative questions such as limitations and improvements. Furthermore, it contains a really good evaluative pack on the experiment ‘estimating the number of microbes on the surface of peas’. Both of these experiments were used as controlled assessments in the old specifications - however, really relevant to module 1 skills- skills our students really struggle on! If you like this bundle, then buy my full bundle, with ALL the lessons!
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Practical skills in Biology test ( For the new OCR A-level biology A specification)

Practical skills in Biology test ( For the new OCR A-level biology A specification)

Are your students like every other student in the country, struggling with those difficult practical skills questions? Do you want to give your students some much needed practice on skills based questions on practicals, and want to identify specific areas of weaknesses? Then look no further, I have made a practical skills test, worth 75 marks, which addresses all the module 1 assessment requirements, covering areas such as: Planning, analysis, interpreting data, evaluation. Students are given examples of experimental methods in many of the questions, and are asked on many occasions to identify limitations and improvements - these questions are very common for the new specification! I have also attached a ‘practical skills assessed’ hand book which outlines all the requirements for module 1, including a check list for planning an experiment! As head of A-level biology, I have seen a huge improvement in our students’ responses to practical skills questions after assessing them with this test! Good luck!
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Classification and evolution resources for OCR A-level biology- new specification!

Classification and evolution resources for OCR A-level biology- new specification!

This amazing bundle contains all you need to teach module 4.2.2 classification and evolution unit. There are detailed power point presentations for both topics, which also include activities and informative slides. There is a 4.2.2. exam pack, which contains nearly all relevant questions from the previous specification- this will save you a lot of time finding questions as it took me hours to make! UPDATED AFTER POOR REVIEW*
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Statistical tests in biology test/ assessment ( OCR A-level biology A or other specs)

Statistical tests in biology test/ assessment ( OCR A-level biology A or other specs)

This is a great way to assess your students on the following statistical tests: student T- test Chi-squared test Simpson’s index of diversity Standard deviation Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient All these statistical tests are fundamental in the new A-level biology specification, this test will allows you to see how confident your students are with using the tests and interpreting the calculated values.
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Cloning and biotechnology ( 6.2.1/ 6.4) BUNDLE!  new  OCR A-level biology spec resource

Cloning and biotechnology ( 6.2.1/ 6.4) BUNDLE! new OCR A-level biology spec resource

Here you have lessons needed to teach the Cloning and biotechnology unit from the New OCR A A-level biology on! Amazing price considering the amount of time invested! This resource bundle consists of individual power point presentations, lots of relevant important exam questions taken from the previous specification and legacy specification - it will save you a lot of time looking for these ! The best thing about this bundle is, it contains a resource on the effect of calcium ions on milk coagulation. This includes a practical pack, including investigative skills/experimental questions, technicians sheet, and also challenging evaluative questions such as limitations and improvements. Furthermore, it contains a really good evaluative pack on the experiment ‘estimating the number of microbes on the surface of peas’. Both of these experiments were used as controlled assessments in the old specifications - however, really relevant to module 1 skills- skills our students really struggle on!
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