Learning Grids for A Level OCR A Biology

Cross-referenced to Hodder & Oxford textbooks

A brilliant idea designed to support differentiation.
Students work through the question grids to review each specification point. Working alone or in pairs, with or without their books, every student can engage with this resource.

Matches the specification very well and emphasises the important points

P Crick, HoD and Peer Reviewer

A godsend for weaker students who find it difficult to absorb information in class. Particularly supports ‘hands-on’ learners who like to write information down to absorb it.

  • Leads to active learning, scaffolding of understanding and student confidence
  • An easy-to-set, yet valuable homework or cover lesson
  • Students work individually, you can focus where the help is needed
  • End result: revision notes – with full spec coverage!

The practical questions are very clear and give the student good practice ready for the written exams

P Crick, HoD and Peer Reviewer
Includes 'experiment time’ questions to consolidate practical skills

What do teachers say about this resource? (7439)

This is an excellent resource which pupils will find extremely useful.

This would aid the student to check their understanding of the topics as they go through the work, and also for revision at the end. The practical questions are useful in preparation for the written exams.

The unit is well broken down and each learning outcome is clearly asked about. The topic test is useful at the end of each part. The practical questions are very clear and give the student good practice ready for the written exams

P Crick, HoD and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7470)

Excellent layout and presentation. ... This matches the specification very well and emphasises the important points all the way through. ...An excellent resource which every student would find useful, whether they are just checking their understanding at each stage or whether they are using it for revision and reviewing before the exams.

P Crick, HoD and Peer Reviewer

I really like the layout + the use of diagrams within the questions. It summarises the whole module in a way that is accessible to students of all abilities. The questions are clearly linked to the specification points, as are the PAG questions.

The quizzes highlight instantly areas they need to focus on.

G Whitehouse, HoD and ZigZag Customer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7651)

I think this is a very good resource.

I like the variety of figures used- tables/diagrams/graphs/microscopic images
I very much enjoyed the 'Did you Know' sections that appeared as a way of students to attain further detail beyond the syllabus to obtain more information for their studies. Very good option of asking the students to draw and annotate diagrams as part of their answers

S Kenny, Tutor and Peer Reviewer

What do teachers say about this resource? (7689)

I particularly liked the fact that it was concise and highlighted the most important points and consolidated the notes.

It will be extremely useful for reviewing the unit. I can see myself using this for my pupils each time we end each section of the unit.

P Crick, HoD and Peer Reviewer