Exam Board: AQA, CCEA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas Level: A-level Subject: Biology First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2017 Master the skills you need to set yourself apart and hit the highest grades; this year-round course companion develops the higher-order thinking skills that top-achieving students possess, providing step-by-step guidance, examples and tips for getting an A grade. Written by experienced author and teacher Jo Ormisher, Aiming for an A in A-level Biology: - Helps you develop the 'A grade skills' of analysis, evaluation, creation and application - Takes you step by step through specific skills you need to master in A-level Biology, including scientific reading, quantitative and practical skills , so you can apply these skills and approach each exam question as an A/A* candidate - Clearly shows how to move up the grades with sample responses annotated to highlight the key features of A/A* answers - Helps you practise to achieve the levels expected of top-performing students, using in-class or homework activities and further reading tasks that stretch towards university-level study - Perfects exam technique through practical tips and examples of common pitfalls to avoid - Cultivates effective revision habits for success, with tips and strategies for producing and using revision resources - Supports all exam boards, outlining the Assessment Objectives for reaching the higher levels under the AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas and CCEA specifications
Written by experienced author and teacher Jo Ormisher, Aiming for an A in A-level Biology: - Helps you develop the 'A grade skills' of analysis, evaluation, creation and application - Takes you step by step through specific skills you need ...
Author: Jo Ormisher
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Study Aids
The NATO sponsored Advanced Study Institute 'The Biology and Tech nology of Intelligent Autonomous Agents' was an extraordinary event. For two weeks it brought together the leading proponents of the new behavior oriented approach to Artificial Intelligence in Castel Ivano near Trento. The goal of the meeting was to establish a solid scientific and technological foun dation for the field of intelligent autonomous agents with a bias towards the new methodologies and techniques that have recently been developed in Ar tificial Intelligence under the strong influence of biology. Major themes of the conference were: bottom-up AI research, artificial life, neural networks and techniques of emergent functionality. The meeting was such an extraordinary event because it not only featured very high quality lectures on autonomous agents and the various fields feeding it, but also robot laboratories which were set up by the MIT AI laboratory (with a lab led by Rodney Brooks) and the VUB AI laboratory (with labs led by Tim Smithers and Luc Steels). This way the participants could also gain practical experience and discuss in concreto what the difficulties and achievements were of different approaches. In fact, the meeting has been such a success that a follow up meeting is planned for September 1995 in Monte Verita (Switzerland). This meeting is organised by Rolf Pfeifer (University of Zurich).
If not, then high-level information is used to determine the next landmark on the
shortest path from the landmark to which the agent is closest to the landmark to
which the goal is closest. Then, the agent uses low-level information to aim
Author: Luc Steels
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The Encyclopedia of Cell Biology offers a broad overview of cell biology, offering reputable, foundational content for researchers and students across the biological and medical sciences. This important work includes 285 articles from domain experts covering every aspect of cell biology, with fully annotated figures, abundant illustrations, videos, and references for further reading. Each entry is built with a layered approach to the content, providing basic information for those new to the area and more detailed material for the more experienced researcher. With authored contributions by experts in the field, the Encyclopedia of Cell Biology provides a fully cross-referenced, one-stop resource for students, researchers, and teaching faculty across the biological and medical sciences. Fully annotated color images and videos for full comprehension of concepts, with layered content for readers from different levels of experience Includes information on cytokinesis, cell biology, cell mechanics, cytoskeleton dynamics, stem cells, prokaryotic cell biology, RNA biology, aging, cell growth, cell Injury, and more In-depth linking to Academic Press/Elsevier content and additional links to outside websites and resources for further reading A one-stop resource for students, researchers, and teaching faculty across the biological and medical sciences
At the highest level of abstraction statistical data mining methods aim at correlate
dependent with independent variables, ... Low levels methods aim at replace
these simplified rules with some that are amenable to a mechanistic
Publisher: Academic Press
Results from international achievement test scores, such as PISA, ROSE, TIMSS, indicate national deficits in literacy and numeracy among OECD countries. In addition research findings indicate the inadequacy of inherited transmission models of teaching in generating critical thinking among pupils in lower secondary education. This book presents case studies from six European countries – Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland and Spain – based on capacity building with teachers to develop educational innovation and change in the science and mathematics classroom and school. The teacher educators developed a theoretical framing that was responsive to both culture and context. Educational innovation and change was positioned as a pedagogical and political text, a deliberative discursive inquiry that crossed borders between teachers, teacher educators and others, including policymakers. Findings show that while it is clearly necessary for teachers to form collaborative networks this is not sufficient to generate the level of creative and critical inquiry required for educational innovation and change in the classroom. New roles are required for all education actors to bring teachers, at all stages of their professional lifespan, beyond their classrooms and schools, into sustainable public spaces, incubation spaces, in a deliberative discourse with teacher educators and others, including policymakers. The study has implications for the way the education policy process is currently enacted and the roles played by various actors, including teachers, teacher educators, school administrators and policymakers alike.
New obligatory national tests were planned at different age levels in 2007–2009
but were postponed. The tests included e.g. mathematics (3rd and 6th grade),
biology, geography and physics/chemistry (8th grade) (Undervisningsministeriet,
Author: Geraldine Mooney Simmie
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
Category: Political Science
This volume aims to provide a timely view of the state-of-the-art in systems biology. The editors take the opportunity to define systems biology as they and the contributing authors see it, and this will lay the groundwork for future studies. The volume is well-suited to both students and researchers interested in the methods of systems biology. Although the focus is on plant systems biology, the proposed material could be suitably applied to any organism.
... analysis is introduced as the intermediate level of a systems biology approach
to analyse different 'omics' datasets, i.e., genome-wide measurements of
transcripts, protein levels or protein–protein interactions, and metabolite levels
Author: Sacha Baginsky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Certain societies chose, however, to evade high-level complexity and to achieve
some simplification by reducing the ... were aiming toward high levels of
complexity and only fortuitous circumstances determined their final detrimental
Publisher: Yale University Press
The need for nurses is always great, but so is the competition to secure a place in a pre-registration programme at university. If you’re considering a career in nursing, Get into UK Nursing School For Dummies can provide you with the vital edge you need to succeed at getting into nursing school. This compact book provides you with expert advice at each step along the way, including: Career assessment — is nursing for you? Choosing a field to specialize in — adult, children's, mental health or learning disability nursing. Long term planning — A-levels, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and work experience — that can make you a more attractive candidate Considerations for mature/non-traditional students. Personal statement — Plenty of insight and examples to help you create a winning and — truly personal — personal statement Research — Put together a plan that ensures you find a university that’s right for you. Test preparation — Brush up on your literacy and numeracy skills. The interview — Common questions and how to tackle them whether you’re in a one-on-one and group interview. From "How do I get started?" to "When can I expect to be offered a place?" Get into Nursing School For Dummies answers the questions you have with the information you need.
You can't, for example, use points from both AS-level and A-level in biology. Only
the higher level points count. Aiming. for. A-levels. (Advanced. General.
Certificate. of. Education). A-levels are recognised as the traditional entry
Author: Andrew Evered
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An overview of current research at the intersection of psychology and biology, integrating evolutionary and developmental data and explanations. In the past few decades, sources of inspiration in the multidisciplinary field of cognitive science have widened. In addition to ongoing vital work in cognitive and affective neuroscience, important new work is being conducted at the intersection of psychology and the biological sciences in general. This volume offers an overview of the cross-disciplinary integration of evolutionary and developmental approaches to cognition in light of these exciting new contributions from the life sciences. This research has explored many cognitive abilities in a wide range of organisms and developmental stages, and results have revealed the nature and origin of many instances of the cognitive life of organisms. Each section of Cognitive Biology deals with a key domain of cognition: spatial cognition; the relationships among attention, perception, and learning; representations of numbers and economic values; and social cognition. Contributors discuss each topic from the perspectives of psychology and neuroscience, brain theory and modeling, evolutionary theory, ecology, genetics, and developmental science. Contributors Chris M. Bird, Elizabeth M. Brannon, Neil Burgess, Jessica F. Cantlon, Stanislas Dehaene, Christian F. Doeller, Reuven Dukas, Rochel Gelman, Alexander Gerganov, Paul W. Glimcher, Robert L. Goldstone, Edward M. Hubbard, Lucia F. Jacobs, Mark H. Johnson, Annette Karmiloff-Smith, David Landy, Lynn Nadel, Nora S. Newcombe, Daniel Osorio, Mary A. Peterson, Manuela Piazza, Philippe Pinel, Michael L. Platt, Kristin R. Ratliff, Michael E. Roberts, Wendy S. Shallcross, Stephen V. Shepherd, Sylvain Sirois, Luca Tommasi, Alessandro Treves, Alexandra Twyman, Giorgio Vallortigara
Space for the Brain in Cognitive Science Neil Burgess, Christian F. Doeller, and
Chris M. Bird The focus of cognitive science is to understand behavior at the
algorithmic level, aiming to understand how the amazing competences of
Author: Luca Tommasi
Publisher: MIT Press
Making the right choice of A levels is crucial. Not only will it affect your enjoyment of studying over the next two years but it also has implications for your choice of career, further training or higher education options. The tenth edition of this student-friendly guide has been revised and updated and includes study and employment options after 16 as well as at degree level. It also contains information on apprenticeships, an increasingly popular alternative to full-time higher education. Each subject entry covers: What and how you study Which A levels fit well together for competitive courses and careers Related higher education courses Career and training options after A levels and degree courses Alternative qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate.
Maths 10% of the A level marks in the written exams will assess the use of maths
skills as they relate to biology. ... Subject combinations If you are aiming for a
science-based degree then mathematics, chemistry or physics are the best ...
Author: Alison Dixon
The complexity of biological systems has intrigued scientists from many disciplines and has given birth to the highly influential field of systems biology wherein a wide array of mathematical techniques, such as flux balance analysis, and technology platforms, such as next generation sequencing, is used to understand, elucidate, and predict the functions of complex biological systems. More recently, the field of synthetic biology, i.e., de novo engineering of biological systems, has emerged. Scientists from various fields are focusing on how to render this engineering process more predictable, reliable, scalable, affordable, and easy. Systems and control theory is a branch of engineering and applied sciences that rigorously deals with the complexities and uncertainties of interconnected systems with the objective of characterising fundamental systemic properties such as stability, robustness, communication capacity, and other performance metrics. Systems and control theory also strives to offer concepts and methods that facilitate the design of systems with rigorous guarantees on these properties. Over the last 100 years, it has made stellar theoretical and technological contributions in diverse fields such as aerospace, telecommunication, storage, automotive, power systems, and others. Can it have, or evolve to have, a similar impact in biology? The chapters in this book demonstrate that, indeed, systems and control theoretic concepts and techniques can have a significant impact in systems and synthetic biology. Volume II contains chapters contributed by leading researchers in the field of systems and synthetic biology that concern modeling physiological processes and bottom-up constructions of scalable biological systems. The modeling problems include characterisation and synthesis of memory, understanding how homoeostasis is maintained in the face of shocks and relatively gradual perturbations, understanding the functioning and robustness of biological clocks such as those at the core of circadian rhythms, and understanding how the cell cycles can be regulated, among others. Some of the bottom-up construction problems investigated in Volume II are as follows: How should biomacromolecules, platforms, and scalable architectures be chosen and synthesised in order to build programmable de novo biological systems? What are the types of constrained optimisation problems encountered in this process and how can these be solved efficiently? As the eminent computer scientist Donald Knuth put it, "biology easily has 500 years of exciting problems to work on". This edited book presents but a small fraction of those for the benefit of (1) systems and control theorists interested in molecular and cellular biology and (2) biologists interested in rigorous modelling, analysis and control of biological systems.
Modeling also plays an integrant role in synthetic biology, a new interdisciplinary
subject aiming to design novel biological systems. The specification of synthetic
biology systems using high level languages is still a challenge. In this article, we
Author: Vishwesh V. Kulkarni
Every two years, the world's leading specialists meet to exchange information on the most recent advances in understanding metals and the part they play in treating some diseases, especially cancer. Most of the elements in our environment are metals. Some are essential for life, such as copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, nickel and zinc; others are toxic, such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury. This book aims to help advance our knowledge of the role of metal ions in a number of fields in biology and medicine. It reproduces the papers given at the International Symposium on Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine organised in Munich in May 1998.
Metal ions in Biology and Medicine ; vol . 5. ... At the low - dose level five groups
of 3 rats were treated with doses aiming at a Bi concentration in blood of 50 ug / L
and at the high - dose level groups of 6 rats were dosed with ten times higher ...
Author: Philippe Collery
Publisher: John Libbey Eurotext
Gordon Riley, Head of Biology and Head of Computing at Comberton Village
College, Cambridge The use of ... and that several new projects are aiming their
work at pre-A-level pupils, eg, the MEP-supported Netherhall Software which has
Author: Christopher John Smith
Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Publications
Ron Pickering is a highly experienced teacher with many years' experience of maintaining students' interest in biology. Known for his informative, motivating style and straightforward explanations he maintains the same high level of interest and accessibility in this new book. The content of Complete Biology has been drawn from an analysis of all syllabuses with added material to ensure a match for IGCSE. The content is sufficient to stretch your students aiming for the top grades without sacrificing ease of understanding. · Double-page spreads increase accessibility · Questions on every spread for students to check their understanding, and learning objectives at the beginning to quickly identify relevant pages · Plenty of examination style questions set at two levels · Provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to progress to A-Level Biology · Allows students to appreciate the everyday importance of Biology
Known for his informative, motivating style and straightforward explanations he maintains the same high level of interest and accessibility in this new book.
Author: W. R. Pickering
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
List of members in each volume.
Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (New York, N.Y.) ... islets are
sensitized to the level of glucose , and the resulting insulin secretory response is
sustained for at least 45 min ( 105 ) . ... The same authors showed , in a study
aiming at monitoring gas exchanges in parallel with measurements of white
Author: Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (New York, N.Y.)
With one volume published each year, this series keeps scientists and students current with the latest developments and results in all areas of the plant sciences. This present volume includes insightful reviews covering genetics, cell biology, physiology, comparative morphology, systematics, ecology, and vegetation science.
Ulrich Lüttge (1997) clearly characterized the hierarchy of approaches required
aiming to extend ecophysiology beyond the descriptive level. One has: ... Biology
. My interest in biology emerged from two important experiences of my youth.
Author: Ulrich Lüttge
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Chemistry plays a very important role in the emerging field of synthetic biology. In particular, chemical synthetic biology is concerned with the synthesis of chemical structures, such as proteins, that do not exist in nature. With contributions from leading international experts, Chemical Synthetic Biology shows how chemistry underpins synthetic biology. The book is an essential guide to this fascinating new field, and will find a place on the bookshelves of researchers and students working in synthetic chemistry, synthetic and molecular biology, bioengineering, systems biology, computational genomics, and bioinformatics.
Yet, biology is also a historic science: ever since the time of Charles Darwin,
biologists — besides and beyond studying structure and ... long term, of
biogenesis, at the molecular level. ... pursued in my research group(s) since 1986
; the aim is to explore the potential of organic chemistry to arrive at an
understanding of how ...
Author: Pier Luigi Luisi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The average levels of the polymorphic loci for self - fertilising , mixed and
outcrossing species are : 17 . ... the role of the reproduction system changes from
that aiming at increasing genetic variation to that aiming at fixing a given
Author: Krystyna Falińska
Category: Plant populations
Shorter notices ' Nuffield Biology in the School Situation ' ' NUFFBISS ' is an
occasional circular concerned with questions , ideas and ... has granted a sum of
£ 80,000 for the setting up of a 2 - year project to evolve new methods of teaching
biology at university level . The aim of the project will be to produce certain kinds
of undergraduate teaching materials in biology which do not exist at present .
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO Biology Department , Waterloo , Ontario N2L 3G1 ,
Canada . ... interdisciplinary nonresearch degree similar to the MBA , for those
aiming at managerial or executive level employment , and entrepreneurs .
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
This examination of stem cell biology from a philosophy of science perspective clarifies the field's central concept, the stem cell, as well as its aims, methods, models, explanations and evidential challenges. Relations to systems biology and clinical medicine are also discussed.
But proponents of stemness hold that these rules are to be found at the molecular
level. Blau and ... Butit suffers froman excess of ambition, aiming to be a general
definition that fits alltheexperimental evidence and setsthestage for molecular ...
Author: M. Fagan