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Science teaching unit – the biological basis of behaviour

This teaching sequence is designed for Key Stage 4. The aim is for pupils to draw on their existing knowledge to develop a biological understanding of behaviour which can be used to explain biological concepts such as homeostasis, survival and natural ...

Reported weaknesses in GCSE science (biology)

Science teachers and subject leaders can use these materials to consider common weaknesses in biology gathered from GCSE examiners' reports. This includes resources which may help you to plan how to help pupils avoid or overcome the common ...

Scientific concept – weaknesses from additional science or biology

Science teachers and subject leaders can use these materials to consider common weaknesses in 'biology: scientific concepts' gathered from additional science and biology GCSE examiners' reports. This includes resources which may help you to plan how to ...

Marine biology

Find a guide for gifted and talented learners about marine biology degree courses in the UK. It is recommended that a teacher is available to guide students through the material and answer questions where necessary. This is part of a set of resources ...

Marine biology

An overview of what students can expect from a marine biology degree course in the UK. This guide explains the variety of names the subject is given, what areas a typical course covers, what qualifications and interests will improve the chances of winning a place at university, which universities have a good reputation for this field, and what prospects are available to graduate marine biologists. Originally created by the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY), it is recommended…

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Reported weaknesses in GCSE science (biology) made by pupils at different approximate grades

The common difficulties identified in the biological aspects of GCSE science are explored and are grouped according to both the approximate grade being attained by the pupil and the nature of the weakness.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

A level performance descriptions: Biology

A level performance descriptions: Biology . & : Home Resources Publication detail A level performance descriptions: Biology Download options A level performance descriptions: Biology (File-size: 66 KB) Ordering online Format: PDF FOI Terms and conditions Accessibility Sitemap

QCDA Last update: 2011

Organisms to cells: Key biological processes

The Key biological processes section from the Strengthening teaching and learning of organisms, systems, organs and cells study guide.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Energy, electricity and forces amplification: Energy – Biological systems

Table which shows amplification of the Energy, electricity and forces yearly learning objectives for Energy: Biological systems.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Reported weaknesses in GCSE science (biology) made by pupils at different approximate grades

The common difficulties identified for the biological aspects of the specifications are explored and are grouped according to both the approximate grade being attained by the pupil and the nature of the weakness. (DCSF ref: 00958-2009PDF-EN-01)

The National Strategies Last update: 2011