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

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

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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! please leave a review!
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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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!
Classification and evolution resources for OCR A-level biology- new specification!
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Classification and evolution resources for OCR A-level biology- new specification!

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

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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.
OCR A-level Biology A Manipulating Genomes unit ( 6.1.3 or 6.3)
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OCR A-level Biology A Manipulating Genomes unit ( 6.1.3 or 6.3)

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

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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!
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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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!
OCR A-level biology A photosynthesis lessons! ( 5.6/5.2.1)
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OCR A-level biology A photosynthesis lessons! ( 5.6/5.2.1)

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A little taster of my photosynthesis bundle for Free! This is an excellent powerpoint presentation to teach nearly all the lessons on this unit! If you like these lessons, then go ahead and purchase my photosynthesis bundle, you will get a practical pack with all the photosynthesis practical questions from the old spec, and practical coursework questions, and all relevant photosynthesis questions in seperate word documents, so you can print whenever you need them! please leave a review or comments for improvements :)
6.5 Ecosystems lesson 1 and 2 for OCR A-level biology A
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6.5 Ecosystems lesson 1 and 2 for OCR A-level biology A

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This is a little taster of my 6.5 ecosystem unit bundle for free! This is perfect for the new OCR A-level biology A specification, or any other specification if adapted. Here you have two powerpoint presentations on the first two lessons for the ecosystem unit. These include, starters, activities and questions. The first lesson is about ecosystems and the second lesson is about food chains and energy efficiency. There are also exam packs added absolutely free on efficiency of energy transfers! If you like these lessons, then please purchase the full bundle, with all the lessons and exam packs!
Plant responses - new OCR A-level biology A specification unit bundle (5.1.5 or 5.5)
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Plant responses - new 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! 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). 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
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
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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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)
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!