I have now completed a fully animated PowerPoint for topic 5 of Edexcel A Level Biology B. This covers the biochemical processes of cellular respiration and photosynthesis. You can view a sample of the PowerPoint here:
It is probably my most advanced presentation to date, with complex animations for the electron transport chain and photophosphorylation.
It is designed for the Edexcel syllabus but would be a suitable resource for any A Level or post 16 biology course.
Even better, I am now working hard to produce teaching videos for all my topics. These feature stripped back versions of the PowerPoint with my explanations. The playlists for respiration and Photosynthesis can be found here.
Here is the latest revision quiz for A2 Biology. It covers Unit 2 Module 1 – Cellular Control and Variation. It does not have any detailed genetic problems or maths questions as it is purely meant to be for factual recall of the key words and definitions.
The last three revision tests for IGCSE have now been uploaded to the IGCSE revision page. Download them from SlideShare, complete them, use the textbook to mark them, write out anything you get wrong on the revision tracker, and then repeat the test every couple of days until you are getting close to full marks!
Click here to find a test for Section A: Organisms and Life Processes.
Click here to find a test for Section E: Variation and Selection
Click here to find a test for Section F: Microorganisms and Genetic Engineering
As always these tests have been created using the relevant textbooks so the answers should be easy to find. However, if you’d like the answers for any of the tests available on mrexham.com just send me an email.
Here is the latest IGCSE Revision Quiz on Section D: Ecology and the Environment. With the first IGCSE Biology paper being only 9 days away a test like this can really reveal your weaker topics. The ecology and the environment section can often be overlooked as many students think it’s easy and there is not much to learn. However, it’s clear from the test that there are still many facts that you need to commit to memory.
This test along with the others for IGCSE can be found on the IGCSE revision page.
Keep checking mrexham.com for the next test on Section E: Variation and Selection, which will be posted in a few days time.
Three more revision tests have now been uploaded to the website, one for IGCSE, one for AS, and one for A2. Download them from SlideShare, complete them, use the textbook to mark them, write out anything you get wrong on the revision tracker, and then repeat the test every couple of days until you are getting close to full marks!
Go to IGCSE revision to find a test for Section C: Plant Physiology.
Go to AS revision to find a test for F211 Unit 1: Module 2 – Exchange, Animal Transport and Plant Transport.
Go to A2 revision to find a test for F214 Unit 1: Module 2 – Excretion.
As always these tests have been created using the relevant textbooks so the answers should be easy to look up. However, if you’d like the answers for any of the tests available on mrexham.com just send me an email.
Over the next month I will be posting various resources to help you revise for your exams. This will include hints, tips, videos, summaries, tests and planners. Once they have been posted you will also be able to find them on the relevant pages.
The first resource, available to download now, is a revision tracker. It can be used for any subject but is particularly useful when revising for a factual subject such as Biology. Every time you complete a test or a past paper question, you should write down anything you get wrong on the tracker. This will allow you to keep a note of your weakest topics and help you to focus your revision in the weeks leading up to your exam or test.
I have also posted an IGCSE revision quiz for the whole of Section B: Human Physiology. The quiz takes about 30 minutes to complete and I’d recommend doing it several times as it’s a really effective way to improve your factual recall. I wrote the the quiz using the Edexcel textbook so all the answers can be found there.
Please write in the comments below if you’ve found these helpful, or if there are any other revision resources that you’d like me to create.
I have just uploaded my latest dissection to my YouTube channel. This dissection is in HD and has labelled diagrams throughout to help explain the major structures of the eye.
You can also revise everything you need to know about the eye for IGCSE by viewing my Slideshare PowerPoint below, which is also available to download.
Both these resources, and many more to help you understand the eye, can be found by visiting the IGCSE Coordination section of my website.