A Level Biology Revision Lesson 55: Calculating the Mitotic Index.

Task 1. Check Where this Lesson fits into your Exam Specification!

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Check Your Spec!

★ AQA Specification Reference: -  Required practical 2: Preparation of stained squashes of cells from plant root tips; set-up and use of an optical microscope to identify the stages of mitosis in these stained squashes and calculation of a mitotic index.

 

★ CIE Specification Reference: - 4.2 Paper 3. Advanced Practical Skills 1 and Advanced Practical Skills 2.

 

★ Edexcel (Biology A – Salters-Nuffield) Specification Reference: - Practical skills: In carrying out practical activities, students will be expected to use their knowledge and understanding to pose scientific questions which can be investigated through experimental activities. Such activities will enable students to collect data, analyse it for correlations and causal relationships, and to develop solutions to the questions posed.

 

★ Edexcel (Biology B) Specification Reference: - Practical skills: In carrying out practical activities, students will be expected to use their knowledge and understanding to pose scientific questions which can be investigated through experimental activities. Such activities will enable students to collect data, analyse it for correlations and causal relationships, and to develop solutions to the questions posed.

 

★ OCR (Biology A) Specification Reference: - Module 1: Development of practical skills in biology. 1.1 Practical skills assessed in a written examination. Practical skills are embedded throughout all the content of this specification. Learners will be required to develop a range of practical skills throughout their course in preparation for the written examinations. 1.1.3 Analysis: 1.2 Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement. 1.2.1 Practical skills.

 

★ OCR (Biology B) Specification Reference: - Module 1: Development of practical skills in biology. 1.1 Practical skills assessed in a written examination. Practical skills are embedded throughout all the content of this specification. Learners will be required to develop a range of practical skills throughout their course in preparation for the written examinations. 1.1.3 Analysis: 1.2 Practical skills assessed in the practical endorsement. 1.2.1 Practical skills.

 

★ WJEC Specification Reference: - PRACTICAL TECHNIQUE REQUIREMENTS: Use of light microscope at high power and low power, including use of a graticule. 5. produce scientific drawing from observation with annotations. Core concepts 2: Scientific drawing of living cells, Preparation and drawing of cells of root tip. MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS AND EXEMPLIFICATION. Recognise and make use of appropriate units in calculations. Handling data. 

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