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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.

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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.
Statistical tests in biology test & STATS exam q pack ( OCR A-level biology)
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Statistical tests in biology test & STATS exam q pack ( OCR A-level biology)

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This test 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, These test will allows you to see how confident your students are with applying the statistical tests and interpreting the calculated values. UPDATE: A Statistical tests pack which includes all the statisical tests questions from OCR A-level biology has now been made, This also includes a markscheme. I have also included a front sheet which summarises the purpose of each test, examples, describing null hypothesis using examples, and when how to reject or accept null hypthesis. Print this off if you do not want to print the tests off seperately!
OCR A-level biology Practical skills in Biology tests, practical skills booklets + MORE!
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OCR A-level biology Practical skills in Biology tests, practical skills booklets + MORE!

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100% suitable for OCR A-level biology A specification, 100% suitable for other specifications with slight tweaks! Are your students 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 resources which have had amazing feed back from both students AND teachers: I have made: *two practical skills tests ( a short test and a long test) These tests address all the module 1 assessment requirements, covering areas such as: Planning, analysis, interpreting data, evaluation. two booklets of ALL spec A and spec B experimental questions other smaller practical skills test packs A ‘practical skills assessed’ hand book which outlines all the requirements for module 1, including a check list for planning an experiment! UPDATE!!* I have uploaded a ‘key skills in biology’ powerpoint, this includes the differences between accuracy, precision, repeatabillity, reproducibility and validity. Also, this includes annotated practical skills questions which will help students practice essential exam skills, plus there are student exemplar answers which have been marked by examiners. 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! 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!
OUTSTANDING  2.5 biological membranes lessons for the new OCR  A-level biology A specification
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OUTSTANDING 2.5 biological membranes lessons for the new OCR A-level biology A specification

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

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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! :)
2.4 Enzymes Unit bundle for the new OCR Biology A specification- All lessons included!
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2.4 Enzymes Unit bundle for the new OCR Biology A specification- All lessons included!

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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.
Plant responses - OCR A-level biology A specification unit bundle (5.1.5 or 5.5)
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Plant responses - OCR A-level biology A specification unit bundle (5.1.5 or 5.5)

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All you need to effectively teach the plant responses unit for the new OCR A-level biology A-specification! Also compatible with other specifications! I have spent a great 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). Topics include: 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 Updated resources: A 17 mark exam question taking from Cambridge A-level biology specification on how increasing the concentration of GA affects seed germination. This also included relevant experimental questions, Including a 7 mark question on writing a method, Animal and plant responses end of unit test Check my animal responses unit bundle for all other 5.5 resources.
Photosynthesis Unit resource bundle ( 5.6/5.2.1) -OCR A-level biology A-specification
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Photosynthesis Unit resource bundle ( 5.6/5.2.1) -OCR A-level biology A-specification

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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. Topics include: 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 photophosphorylation factors affecting the rate of photosynthesis
Cloning and biotechnology ( 6.2.1/ 6.4) BUNDLE!  new  OCR A-level biology spec resource
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Cloning and biotechnology ( 6.2.1/ 6.4) BUNDLE! new OCR A-level biology spec resource

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UPDATED with even more exam questions 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! UPDATE: I have added 3 more exam question packs on industrial fermenters and population growth, and an exam pack on 6.4 using exam builder.
5.1 Homeostasis and communication resource bundle for the new OCR A-Level biology A  spec
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5.1 Homeostasis and communication resource bundle for the new OCR A-Level biology A spec

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*UPDATED WITH MORE RESOURCES 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. Lastly an end of unit test is included also 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!
OCR A-level biology A Year 1 December mock papers
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OCR A-level biology A Year 1 December mock papers

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Completely compatible with OCR A-level biology A specification. Made using mainly new specification sample papers on interchange, OCR B specification and other specifications. This is a two part mock exam including topics: 2.1 cells 2.2 biological molecules 2.3 nucleic acids 2.4 enzymes 2.5 Membrane transport 2.6 cell division, cell cycle and specialisation Markscheme included!
6.5/6.3 Ecosystems resource bundle for the new OCR A-level biology A specification
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6.5/6.3 Ecosystems resource bundle for the new OCR A-level biology A specification

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UPDATE: End of unit test with markscheme added + new mixed revision questions added. 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) please leave feedback!
A-level biology Synoptic (unified paper) & fundamental exam skills presentation
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A-level biology Synoptic (unified paper) & fundamental exam skills presentation

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THREE annotated step-by-step guides on how to tackle synoptic and 6 mark questions on the unified paper. Majority of the questions include annotations, suggestions for synoptic links, help slides, and student exemplar answers from the examiners. You can print out questions without the annotations and help slides, and display these to the students if and when they are struggling. This will help students practice essential exam skills, which will improve their exam practice and marks! This resource also includes essential last minute unified revision questions powerpoint. Lastly, there is an essential exam skills powerpoint including definitions and examples of command words, key terms such as validity, repeatablity, accuracy, and reproducibility - with exam questions at the end of it.
OCR A-level biology A  (6.4/6.2.1) Cloning and biotechnology Practical exam, and synoptic exam Qs
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OCR A-level biology A (6.4/6.2.1) Cloning and biotechnology Practical exam, and synoptic exam Qs

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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!
2.2 OCR A Biology A-level  biological molecules resource bundle - EVERYTHING you need!
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2.2 OCR A Biology A-level biological molecules resource bundle - EVERYTHING you need!

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** UPDATED** I have added more exam question packs from the new specification, additionally I have devised the table which shows the structure, function and role of biological molecules- this was used using past markscheme answers on all the questions on biological molecules. This resource pack is 100% suitable for the new OCR A A-level biology specification and all others ( with slight amendments) This resource bundle includes: powerpoint presentations on all the topics such as carbohydrates ( monosaccharide,di and polysaccharides), proteins, fats, food tests and glucose colorimetry, exam questions from the new and old specification PAG check lists for the food test and glucose colorimetry personalised learning content summary sheet Unit and mid unit tests