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WJEC & Eduqas A Level Biology: A Student Guide to Practical Work

Author(s): Dr Marianne Izen


awarding body: WJEC/Eduqas


level: A2 & Year 2
AS & Year 1


isbn: 978-1-911208-22-8


subject: Biology


£13.99



       

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This popular resource has been revised and updated for the 2015 WJEC & Eduqas specifications and is an essential study companion for AS & Year 1 and A2 & Year 2 Biology students.

 

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Written by senior examiner Marianne Izen

Provides essential information students need to prepare for their practical assessments and carry out the practical tasks within their AS & Year 1 and A2 & Year 2 Biology course

Covers the 12 practical techniques required for assessment along with a description of the specified practical tasks

Examples of interesting practical tasks throughout reinforce and illustrate the key practical skills

Includes a clear description and explanation of the five criteria for practical assessment (CPACs) and how to achieve them

Outlines how students should write up their experiments to enhance their skills of analysis and evaluation and to develop a logical approach to reporting practical tasks

Practical tips and Grade boost tips provide advice on completing tasks and assessments and how to enhance performance in the practical assessments and exams

Provides a chapter on aseptic culture and gives details on effective use of the lab book

 

Contents

Introduction 

A: Practical techniques

1.            Microscopy 

2.            Aseptic culture

3.            Food tests 

4.            Using whole organs and organisms 

5.            Looking at photographs 

 

B: Experiments 

1.            How to design a lab experiment 

2.            How to design a field work experiment 

3.            Standard experiments 

4.            Writing up an experiment 

 

C: Supporting your work

1.            Publications

2.            Use of language, spelling, punctuation and grammar 

 

D: Assessment of practical work

1.           Practical techniques

2.           Specified practical work

3.           Criteria for practical assessment

4.           Your practical assessment

Glossary 

Index

 

About the author

Dr Marianne Izen has over thirty years' experience as an A Level Biology teacher and examiner, and has provided science teacher training for schools across the UK.  Before teaching, in universities in both the UK and the USA, Marianne conducted research on plant cells and published papers on their behaviour in tissue culture.  She is a principal examiner for a major awarding body.