This MasterClass covers lessons for Life Sciences Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 3 (Summative Practical Assessment) for the Grade 12 IEB examinations.
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.
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 15
years’ experience teaching Matric Life Sciences/Biology. Melissa is the HOD Life Sciences at Redhill School. She has been an
IEB marker, specializing in the assessment of essays. Melissa has been
conducting highly successful Matric Life Sciences clinics for five years,
helping students across the country improve their understanding and application of Life
She also hosts a popular YouTube channel supporting students with Life Sciences skills.