National 4 learning resources

Hi National 4 students,

Here is a link to the Biology bitesize pages for National 4. This is a brilliant resource where you can look up things to help you with home learning, or for revision before an assessment etc.

Happy learning!

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National 5 learning resources

Hi National 5 students,

Here are a couple of links that will take to e-textbooks for this course. These resources are brilliant. Please use them for home learning research, recapping your lesson topics, revision for assessments etc.

Happy learning!

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Welcome Back

The Biology Department would like to welcome all pupils back to DGS for the 2013-2014 session.  An especially warm welcome to our new S1s and those new to the school!

Genetics Tasks 1 and 2

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Hello and Welcome to Dunbar Grammar School’s Biology website.  Here you will find links to homelearning tasks, summary notes, dates for assessments, relevant and interesting videos and much more.  Go on have a look around…

You can also follow us on Twitter @dgsbiology

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Higher Extended Response Questions and some Super Links!

It is essential that you practice Extended Response type questions before your exam.  It not only prepares you for this type of question but it brings together all of your learning!

Attached is a powerpoint with advice on how to tackle these questions:

Extended Response – How to

The SQA website can be used to access past papers and the marking instructions for these papers.  Marking Instructions go back as far as 2004 and each paper has 4 ERs on it so you have plenty to work from!

The document attached has a list of ERs you can try.

Extended Responses – List!

The document attached contains some more challenging extended response questions:

Higher Extended Response Questions – taking it further

This website is very useful – particularly for practice of multiple choice questions!

One from Mrs Layhe – this website has lots of short questions of various topics in Biology:

Good luck!

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Revision – Where to Start?

The following powerpoint will give you some ideas on how to organise your revision and some top tips on revising!

Revision – Standard Grade Biology Guide

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Higher Unit 2 Data Handling Booklet

This is not homework but may be helpful for your revision for the Unit 2 assessment and NAB:- unit 2 data handling

Tasks 19 and 20

Remember to revise thoroughly and use past papers to practise exam style questions.  Also ask for help if there is anything you do not understand before the assessment.

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