This NEW and revised Biology in school will provide students with a highly valuable and motivational revision day.  The in school has been designed to improve student understanding with varied, interactive sessions throughout the day. They will hear from examiners with focus on how to succeed in the most challenging aspects of each paper, exactly what examiners are looking for in student responses and how to get top marks in the exam. Packed with advice on the most important aspect of the Biology content, exactly what questions are looking for and top tips so students can gain the highest grades.

The conference is designed for students of the AQA exam board but will be of benefit to all A Level Biology students.

 

BENEFITS OF BOOKING

  • Experience a unique opportunity to hear from leading experts in the same event
  • Ask questions direct to examiners
  • Gain top level advice and guidance on how to access the higher grades in examinations
  • Enhance your understanding of key areas of Biology, all linked directly to the exam papers
  • Take part in interactive examiner workshops to improve performance in the exams
  • Take away a full set of conference notes, with examination tips and example answers

10.25 -10.30 am Welcome and introductions

 

10.30 -11.10am  Paper 1: tackling the tough questions in the Biological molecule topic 

  • Gain an excellent understanding of how to answer the challenging topics on enzymes/antibodies.
  • A Focus on common mistakes that students make in the examinations and how to avoid them.
  • Importance of correct terminology.
  • Students will be taken through a range of data handling and synoptic questions with explanations of how to achieve full marks
  • Review examples of how to tackle questions on the required practicals
  • Opportunities for students to ask questions and receive feedback
  • Receive a set of further questions to practice on in the lead up to the exams.

 

11.10 – 11.50 am Session 2 change to e.g. Paper 1: Cell Recognition and Genetic information

  • The talk will cover cell recognition and the immune system, structure of eukaryotic cells and methods of studying cells, improving student understanding of these areas
  • The session will look at previous exam questions and how to gain top marks
  • Key exam strategies, command words and emphasis on where students most frequently fail to gain full marks

 

11.40 -12.00: noon Break – submit your questions for our experts

 

12.10-12.40pm: Making the right links: how to succeed in Synoptic Questions

Please select specific areas of the spec to demonstrate how to link in answers in the bullets below – e.g. areas from Paper 2 topics e.g. organisms

  • Explore what examiners are looking for in the synoptic questions: applying knowledge, analysing and evaluating well
  • Examine example questions in small groups to highlight the synoptic element being tested
  • Marking exercise: how students can show examiners their full level of knowledge and understanding
  • Student strengths and weaknesses: boosting grades (please add more detail in here)
  • Examine examples of responses at different; discuss their strengths and weaknesses in groups and with the examiners

 

12.40 – 1.20pm Lunch  

 

1.20-2.10 pm – Paper 2 Energy transfer

  • What do you need to know to tackle questions on respiration and photosynthesis.
  • Practice a range of question styles on respiration and photosynthesis.
  • A Focus on common mistakes that students make in the examinations and how to avoid them.
  • Importance of correct terminology.
  • Students will be taken through a range of data handling and synoptic questions with explanations of how to achieve full marks
  • Opportunities for students to ask questions and receive feedback

 

2.10-2.50 pm How to tackle the Maths in Genetics and Gene Expression with confidence

  • Suggest linking this to topic content, e.g. on Genetics, gene expression, to analyse Maths questions through
  • With example answers, our expert examiner demonstrates how to always succeed on maths questions – please add in details
  • Answer example questions and get direct advice on how to get high marks on these

 

2.50-3.25 pm  Paper 3: Answering questions on practical assessments

  • Expert guidance on how to utilise the skills learnt in the practical endorsements when answering exam questions, with example answers.
  • Tackle a range of sample questions.
  • How to apply your knowledge of the practical procedures when answering questions on the science behind the practical work.

 

3.25 pm Final Top Tips and Close

  • What students can do after today to improve their exam results?
  • Revision strategies and other resources

Students £25+VAT

One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT