Endorsed by WJEC Eduqas, offering high quality support you can trust. This popular resource has been revised and updated for the 2015 WJEC and Eduqas specifications and is an essential study companion for WJEC AS & A2 Level and Eduqas Year 1 & AS and A Level Year 2 Biology students. / Written by senior examiner Marianne Izen. / Provides the 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.
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.
Introduction, Section A - Practical techniques : Microscopy; Aseptic culture; Food tests; Using whole organs and organisms; Looking at photographs, Section B - Experiments: How to design a lab experiment; How to design a field work experiment; Standard experiments; Writing up an experiment, Section C - Supporting your work: Publications; Use of language, spelling, punctuation and grammar, Section D - Assessment of practical work: Practical techniques; Specified practical work; Criteria for practical assessment; Your practical assessment, Glossary, Index