Life Sciences MasterClass

This MasterClass covers lessons for Life Sciences Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 (Summative Practical Assessment) for the Grade 12 IEB examinations.

Created by Redhill School
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Includes:
  • 06:28:59 hours on-demand videos
  • 30 Lessons
  • Access until 1 February 2021
  • Access on mobile and PC devices
What will I learn?
  • To write excellent biological essays.
  • To complete summative practicals with ease.
  • To have more confidence when answering application questions in exams.
  • To understand the Life Sciences content.
  • To feel comfortable with biological concepts and be able to apply them.

Curriculum for this subject
30 Lessons 06:28:59 hours
STRAND 1 – POPULATION AND COMMUNITY ECOLOGY
6 Lessons 00:47:04 hours
  • Life Sciences Sample Video
    00:00:57
  • Carrying capacity: Factors affecting population size
    00:10:54
  • Competition and Resource Partitioning
    00:08:39
  • Ecological Succession
    00:11:57
  • Social Organisation
    00:06:10
  • Human population dynamics
    00:08:27
  • Negative feedback mechanism
    00:08:31
  • Hypothalamus and the pituitary gland
    00:09:42
  • Male reproductive system
    00:08:56
  • Female reproductive system
    00:07:34
  • The menstrual cycle
    00:13:21
  • The placenta and umbilical cord
    00:08:17
  • Structure of DNA and DNA replication
    00:11:06
  • Protein synthesis
    00:13:24
  • Monohybrid crosses
    00:16:21
  • X-linked crosses
    00:10:21
  • Pedigree Charts
    00:11:29
  • DNA profiling
    00:11:30
  • Meiosis
    00:22:58
  • Abnormal Meiosis & Karyotypes
    00:09:55
  • Recombinant DNA technology
    00:13:07
  • Cloning
    00:09:58
  • Plant genetic engineering
    00:09:03
  • Natural selection
    00:15:55
  • Macro vs micro evolution
    00:21:34
  • Evidence for evolution
    00:13:57
  • Trends in Hominid evolution
    00:25:08
  • Biological Essay Skills
    00:20:29
  • Practical Skills
    00:25:36
  • Experimental Design
    00:15:10
  • Exam Techniques
    00:08:33
Requirements
  • Calculator
  • Pen
  • Coloured pens
  • Highlighters
  • Exam pad
  • Subject Assessment Guidelines for Life Sciences


Description

The Life Sciences MasterClass Series of videos was produced to highlight, clarify and refine the most important content and concepts as described in the Subject Assessment Guidelines (SAGs) for Life Sciences.

 

In these videos, the content has been summarised in an easy-to-understand and accessible way. Real life examples are given in order to contextualise the Life Sciences content;  the concepts with which students struggle regularly are explained in a step-by-step manner. This helps the students when they need to apply their knowledge in unfamiliar contexts.

 

Skills such as writing biological essays, practical skills and exam answering techniques are addressed. The student is given tools in order to tackle these often daunting applications of Life Sciences, giving them the confidence when writing exams.

 

These classes can be used both to learn content the student doesn’t understand as well as to revise before writing exams.


Teacher Biography


Melissa Ho holds a BSc in Genetics and Microbiology and an MSc in Molecular Biology. She has been teaching since 2001 and initially engaged with the IEB curriculum in 2003. Melissa also has over 10 years’ experience teaching Matric Life Sciences/Biology. Melissa was the HOD Biology at King David Victory Park. She has been an IEB marker, specializing in the assessment of essays.

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