Learning Grids for A Level Edexcel B Biology

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.

Includes ‘experiment time’ questions to consolidate practical skills

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.

I can’t wait to see more of these for the other topics.

S Toone, Head of Biology & Peer Reviewer
  • 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!

Pack includes question grids and answer versions for easy marking.

What do teachers say about this resource? (8082)

Covers the specification well without being too detailed and ‘texty’. I can see it being useful in many different ways (homework, revision, workshops, cover lessons, support for students who struggle to make structured, organised notes in class or independently).

I particularly liked:
• references to relevant textbook pages for each section (both Pearson and Hodder)
• questions such as ‘identify differences’ are good preparation for exams
• it has the flexibility to use it as a whole or break it up into smaller sections as you work through the topic.
• there is a range of question types (gap fill, short answer, diagrams, matching etc).
images and fun facts are engaging and interesting

There is nothing about the resource I particularly disliked.

The resource would enhance learning by allowing students to focus on key points from each part of the topic and build confidence with recall of subject knowledge. The completed resource could be used as a set of revision notes and revision guide which students could use when practicing exam papers in class or at home.

The layout is user friendly and encourages students to focus on giving concise answers that fit into the boxes. Love the inclusion of instructions like “in no more than 3 sentences” to help achieve this!

The resource interprets the specification well and gives good coverage of key facts and terminology. Practical skills are also included in the section on enzymes.

I can’t wait to see more of these for the other topics.

S Toone, Head of Biology & Peer Reviewer