Bangor University Biology GCSE

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Bangor University Biology GCSE

GCSE Science Revision Guides

As part of Bangor University’s education liaison and widening access activities, we are pleased to provide you with access to our GCSE Science Revision Guides.

The specially-prepared revision booklets were produced by Bangor University with the support of a National Science Academy grant from the Welsh Government. The aims of the project include:

  • supporting schools in the delivery of GCSE Science, and
  • raising the attainment and interest of pupils in Science.

The booklets contain revision material prepared by experienced Science teachers for the University’s GCSE revision courses, and have been highly praised by both schools and pupils.

The booklets are available in both English and Welsh, and are being distributed to schools throughout Wales as a result of the National Science Academy grant from the Welsh Government.

We hope that the revision guides will prove useful to schools and their pupils as they prepare for the GCSE Science exams.

Links to GCSE Revision Guides

  • Biology 1 (Year 10) (new WJEC specification)
  • Chemistry 1 (Year 10)
  • Physics 1 (Year 10) (new WJEC specification)
  • Biology 2 (Year 11)
  • Chemistry 2 (Year 11)
  • Physics 2 (Year 11)
  • Biology 3 (Year 11)
  • Chemistry 3 (Year 11)
  • Physics 3 (Year 11)

MORE than 300 youngsters put their Easter holidays to good use by attending GCSE Science revision courses organised by Bangor University.

This year for the first time the University held GCSE Physics and Biology revision courses for Year 10 pupils. The new bilingual courses were introduced to build on the success of the popular and well-established Chemistry revision courses for Year 10 and Year 11 pupils, which are held each year with the support of the Reaching Higher Partnership for North and Mid Wales.

The pupils from schools in Gwynedd and Môn spent a day at the University being put through their paces by experienced Science teachers. As well as working on exam questions and revision worksheets, the pupils also got a chance to gain some practical experience in the University laboratories. On the Biology course, for example, pupils got to investigate regulation and response in plants and humans, as well as building marshmallow models to study inheritance. Pupils on the Chemistry course took part in practical sessions which included plastic making and improving their analytical skills by testing for various gases.

The pupils who attended all went home with a specially-prepared bilingual revision booklet which – thanks to a National Science Academy grant from the Welsh Government- will now be distributed to schools throughout Wales.

“We’re delighted to have been able to offer additional GCSE Science revision courses this year,” said Carys Roberts, Head of Student Recruitment at Bangor University.  “The courses were well received by all who attended, and it’s great that the revision materials produced for the courses will now be distributed to schools throughout Wales as a result of the support from the National Science Academy and the Welsh Government.”

Bangor University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. John G. Hughes, was hopeful that the GCSE revision courses would raise both the pupils’ motivation and their attainment in science.

“By providing the revision courses and producing accompanying revision material, we as a University are aiming to support schools both locally and nationally in the delivery of GCSE Science,” said the Vice Chancellor.

 “By helping to raise their attainment and develop their interest in Science, we’d hope to see more pupils choosing to go on to study Science courses at a post-16 level and then at university.”


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