Respiration Photosynthesis and AS knowledge - a terrific synoptic A-level Biology question

One from the OCR Unifying concepts paper, combines respiration and photosynthesis.

(a) think photolysis and Oxygen accepting electrons ...

(b) is about phosphorylation and diffusion gradients

(c) is about the nature of passive transport and using proteins

(d) is about endosymbionts and prokaryotes

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Vaccines, Plasmids and Monkeys... More Synoptic Questions - A-level Biology #ocr #eduqas

From an Old OCR Unifying concepts paper. ....

Don't panic, the question is not about DNA vaccines or plasmids. 

The question is about differences between protein and DNA structure,  protein synthesis, post translational modification of protein,  clonal selection, mutation of pathogens. All of which are on the specification.

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Improving "Exam Technique" -how to approach A-level Biology Synoptic Questions

Remember - always bear in mind "what principle of Biology am I demonstrating to the examiner that I understand when writing this answer ?"

Additionally, if you read a question and think that you have not been taught the content, then you have probably misunderstood the question.

Think of the principles behind the question rather than the specific example.

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Snake up a tree - return of synoptic A-level Biology questions - video tutorials

This year we have the first non modular synoptic A-level papers for nearly 20 years. I have been revisiting old Nuffield papers from the 1990s to find good questions.

try this one

- update, I have had some requests to go through some synoptic questions so I will be posting some video tutorials on my youtube channel over the weekend