This resource bundle contains all the lessons for the 2.4 Enzymes unit. It is completely compatible for the new OCR A-level biology A specification and other specifications with slight modifications.
This unit bundle contains all the powerpoint presentations for 9 lessons, including exam questions and activities for every lesson. Additionally there is a personal learning content summary sheet ( student-friendly checklist) and also an end of unit test. Additionally, this bundle contains those tricky, new-spec practical skills questions!
Lessons includes topics such as:
cofactors and coenzymes, enzyme action, activation energy, effects of Ph, temperature, substrate and enzyme concentration, inhibitors and metabolic inhibitors and poisons.
This is a great way to assess your students on the following statistical tests:
student T- test
Simpson’s index of diversity
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.
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!
These lessons have been rated outstanding by both teachers and students!
ALL detailed, colourful, engaging biological membranes lesson for the OCR A-level biology A specification and many more specifications.
*lesson 1 includes:structure and function of the plasma membrane, including the components and the fluid mosaic model
lesson 2 includes: different transport mechanisms e.g. passive and active including: simple diffusion, facilitated diffusion, osmosis, active transport, endocytosis and exocytosis, factors increasing the rate of diffusion ( e.g. concentration gradient, surface area, diffusion distance, temperature, size and type of diffusing molecule).
Lesson 3: presentation on osmosis in animal and plant cells, including lots of skills based exam questions related to the PAG on osmosis in potato cells.
Lesson 4: looking at factors affecting membrane permeability and fluidity. focussing on experimental work e.g. beetroot colorimetry experiment, and experimental exam questions are included.
Resource bundle is complete with exam questions, Student-friendly colourful information-collecting packs and activities.
End of unit test included.
exam question packs include: cell membranes, transport across membranes, beetroot experiment, factors affecting rate of diffusion and osmosis, end of chapter questions, and end of chapter questions on the powerpoint presentation at the end of every lesson!
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.
mutations and their effects
Homeobox genes and apoptosis
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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!
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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
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hope your students benefit from this 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!
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*
All you need to effectively teach the plant responses unit for the new OCR A-level biology A-specification!
I have spent a gread deal of time to make this dull topic interesting!
You will find a very colourful, informative and engaging power point presentation including everything from the specification.
Every lesson includes learning outcomes, key words, starters, plenaries and exam questions!
Additionally, there is a plant responses end of unit test ( with mark scheme) and challenging Auxin experimental exam questions ( with mark scheme).
phototropism, geotropism, chemotropism, thigmotropism
experiments on Auxin,
plant hormones and cell signalling,
uses and actions of: Gibberellins, Cytokinins, Abscisic acid (ABA), Ethene,
The experimental evidence for the role of auxins in the control of apical dominance
The experimental evidence for the role of gibberellin in the control of stem elongation and seed germination
practical investigations into the effect of plant hormones on growth
This is an absolutely amazing deal, and will save you hours worth of work! This is becaus this superb Photosynthesis unit bundle contains - I repeat contains EVERYTHING you need to effectively teach the unit to your A-level biology students!
This bundle is completely compatible for the new OCR A-level biology A specification and includes:
*** Detailed and informative lesson presentations on all the topics
exam questions on literally all the topics - all in seperate word documents so you can print it bit-by-bit as you teach
a fantastic practical photosynthesis exam question pack - have endured the painstaking process of extracting ALL- yes ALL the experimental questions on photosynthesis into one booklet! **
** There is an pair-activity on cyclic and non-cyclic photophosphorylation, whereby students use the grid to assess each other’s understanding on both of these processes. Students need to verbally recall or draw diagrams, while the other person acts as the assessor.**
there is a fantastic, challenging synoptic extended question where students are required to compare photophosphorylation and oxidative phosphorylation, students can use the fantastic diagrams provided.
The interrelationship between respiration and photosynthesis - includes a challenging synoptic question!
Chloroplast and photosynthetic pigments structure and function
The light dependent stage
the light independent stage
factors affecting the rate of photosynthesis
A fantastic A-level Biology resource pack, completely compatible with the new OCR A-level A biology specification, and the OCR endorsed text-book.
SEVEN carefully planned lessons on Manipulating genomes unit! it will really save you a lot of time planning for this unit!
This pack contains power point presentations for each lessons and challenging exam questions to help prepare students for their exams.
Exam questions are mainly from the legacy specification and previous specification- will save you hours, without the need to trail through all exam papers!
Contains detailed powerpoint presentations with starters and exam questions, including excellent exam question packs for all the lessons on:
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)
An excellent powerpoint presentation of species biodiversity and different types of sampling e.g. species density/ frequency.
Additionally, theres a detailed, and worked example on how to use the Stats test Simpson’s index of diversity, and how to interpret the values!