Exam Board: OCR
Level and subject: A-Level Biology A/AS-Level Biology A
This popular BIOZONE Biology workbook offers full coverage of the 2015 specification OCR A-Level Biology A Year 1 course (including AS-Level), helping students to build a full and deep understanding of core concepts as they work through the activities and gain the essential knowledge and skills required for each topic.
Featuring over 225 activities, each one focused on a ‘Key Idea’ with clear explanatory diagrams and questions and tasks to test and consolidate understanding, plus a unique tab system to easily navigate between related content and online support and weblinks, the workbooks will help students to embed their learning, study the curriculum content and prepare for exam success.
Activities supporting the development of practical skills are provided in a dedicated chapter, and mathematical and problem-solving skills are integrated throughout.
- Mathematical and Practical Skills in Biology
- Biological Molecules
- Organisms Exchange Substances with their Environment
- Genetic Information, Variation, and Relationships between Organisms
|OCR Biology 1 - Features|
|Varied, Engaging Activities||Provide ample opportunity for students to explore and test their understanding of the specification content|
|Clear Specification Map||The workbook structure follows the specification, with a variety of engaging contexts providing relevance to today’s learners.|
|Scaffolded learning||The concept-based approach provides a scaffold for student learning. A wealth of illustrative examples support required content and build knowledge and skills.|
|Clear learning outcomes||Learning outcomes outline the knowledge and skills that students must acquire, with additional guidance as appropriate.|
|Scientific literacy||Confidence is developed through targeted activities.|
|Unique Tab System||BIOZONE’s unique tab system identifies relevant online resources and connections to related concepts across the entire specification.|
About the Specifications
This is a fully revised series for the new OCR AS and A Level specifications for Biology A*. The authors gave considerable thought and analysis to their approach in developing a student-friendly yet comprehensive resource for the revised specifications, opting for a flexible, concept-based approach over the context-based design of the B specification. The choice of a concept-based arrangement did not preclude a wide and varied use of appropriate contexts for content delivery, but provided greater flexibility to approach topics thematically, scaffold learning, and make conceptual connections across different topics.
*Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Biology A (H020) and Level 3 Advanced GCE in Biology A (H420)