Biology AS-Level May Half Term Revision Classes

These courses are designed to prepare the students for the summer exams, or to consolidate knowledge ready for year 13. Classes are separated by exam board and are taught by experienced, professional tutors. Your course tutor will teach a topic before going through past paper questions to consolidate learning and practice exam technique. Your tutor will use this past paper practice to give tips about how to get the most marks and the best approach to answering questions. Any weaknesses can be identified and worked on before moving on to the next topic.

Our courses cover the whole specification which means they’re a great way to kick start revision or can be used to identify and fill in any gaps in knowledge. You should leave the course feeling confident and prepared for your exams.

Structure of the Days

Classes run over two days.

They are from 10.00am to 5.30pm everyday.

Registration is at 9.45am.

There will be a one-hour lunch break and a couple of 10-min breaks in the morning and afternoon sessions.

Lunch is not provided but there are places to eat near the school.

Location

Harris Westminster Sixth Form

Steel House, 11 Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9LH

Course Content

AQA AS-level
Day 1
Session 1
1.1 Monomers and polymers
1.2 Carbohydrates
1.3 Lipids
1.5.1 Structure of DNA and RNA
1.5.2 DNA replication
1.6 ATP
Session 2
1.4.1 General properties of proteins
1.4.2 Many proteins are enzymes
1.7 Water
1.8 Inorganic ions
LUNCH
 
Session 3
2.1.1 Structure of eukaryotic cells
2.1.2 Structure of prokaryotic cells and of viruses
2.1.3 Methods of studying cells
2.2 All cells arise from other cells
Session 4
2.3 Transport across cell membranes
2.4 Cell recognition and the immune system
Session 5
Questions and discussion
Day 2
Session 1
4.1 DNA, genes and chromosomes
4.2 DNA and protein synthesis
Session 2
4.3 Genetic diversity can arise as a result of mutation or during meiosis
4.4 Genetic diversity and adaptation
4.5 Species and taxonomy
4.6 Biodiversity within a community
4.7 Investigating diversity
LUNCH
 
Session 3
3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment
3.1 Surface area to volume ratio
3.2 Gas exchange
3.4.1 Mass transport in animals
Session 4
3.3 Digestion and absorption
3.4.2 Mass transport in plants
Session 5
Questions and discussion
Jane

Tutor: Jane Noronha

Jane is currently teaching A level Biology in West London. After she received a 1st in Pharmacology she worked in technology before becoming a teacher. Her straightforward approach to the biology content makes students feel confident before their exams. In addition to this, her experience as an examiner helps students practise essential exam techniques needed to help them achieve high grades. Students will come out of her classes able to apply knowledge to difficult application questions and link outside knowledge to achieve those precious A-A*.

Tutor: Dr Katya Kinnear

Katya has a PhD in vaccine development from Imperial College London after previously completing a BSc (Hons) in Infectious Diseases and an MSc in Immunology. She is currently studying graduate medicine also at Imperial College. She started tutoring Biology while doing her PhD and loves passing on her enthusiasm and interest in Biology to her students and encouraging them to develop an analytic approach.

Katya Kinnear
Daisy

Tutor: Daisy Newberry

Daisy has a BSc from UCL in Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Cellular Pathology and is now working as a Junior Doctor in Brighton. She is an experienced tutor, having taught Science and Maths to all age groups. Her passion for helping students get into medicine means she also runs PMT Courses UCAT and Getting into Medicine courses. 

Her engaging teaching style and in depth knowledge of the content and exam technique means students will leave her classes feeling confident going into exams. Her approachable nature means classes are fun and students feel comfortable fully participating in discussion. 

Testimonials

The exam question booklet was really useful and the teaching was really good

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Well structured sessions with time for practice questions, great teacher

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The exam questions at the end of each topic were useful in identifying how the exam board evaluate our understanding of the content

Dates & Bookings

Due to school closures and the cancellation of exams our revision courses have been cancelled.

However, we will be running online refresher courses in August to help students prepare to go into their final year of A-levels. Please see our Coronavirus Notice for more information.

 

We have bursary places available on our courses, for more information please click here.

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  • AS-Level Day 1
    May 26, 2020
    9:45 am - 5:30 pm
  • AS-Level Day 2
    May 27, 2020
    9:45 am - 5:30 pm