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WEBINAR | Maximise Exam Success in OCR A – A-Level Biology Paper 1: Biological Processes

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Join A-Level Biology expert examiner Ellena Gilson for this brand-new student revision webinar as she aims to provide students with valuable insights and strategies to enhance their exam performance. Participants can expect:
  • A focus on the difficult areas of the specification and how to use biological terminology in exam responses.
  • A guide through exam questions to gain a deeper understanding of the exam technique required.
  • A discussion of the importance of AO3 questions and how to use the language of measurement.


  • Know which topic areas are more difficult and need extra revision focus
  • Learn to avoid common misconceptions
  • Gain confidence in the assessment of practical learning outcomes especially respiration and photosynthesis
  • Learn to identify the different types of questions and command words
  • Gain practice at using data analysis skills and making and justifying conclusions, including how to correctly quote data
  • Become confident in evaluation skills

PROGRAMME | 3.30 – 5.00pm

The Challenges in Paper 1
  • Topic areas which cause difficulty in modules 3 & 5
  • Common misconceptions to avoid
  • Respiration and photosynthesis and their practical nature
  • How foundation module 2 topic knowledge underpins most questions

Different exam techniques for different types of exam question on Paper 1
  • Recognising the type of question and command word
  • Quoting data to support a conclusion
  • Learning how to analyse data and making conclusions
  • Evaluating data and using the language of measurement


WEBINAR | Wednesday 24 April 2024
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Ellena Gilson is a former Head of Biology at a top grammar school with over 25 years of outstanding teaching experience. She has extensive experience as an A-Level Biology examiner and holds senior positions for two major examination boards.  

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