The immune system

Year 12 Cover Work for 13/12/2012

Today I’d like you to work on the following learning objectives which I don’t think we got around to covering in Tuesday’s lesson.

First up – find a definition of monoclonal antibodies and post it on the canvas from last lesson. If you look to the right of the canvas you’ll find a sticky note to post your resources around.

Once you’ve completed this you can then go on to complete these exam questions. They relate to how vaccines work. If you get stuck on these exam questions you can email me and I’ll email you back with some help. Vaccination questions 1

Once you have completed that please copy your completed paragraphs from last lesson and paste them into a sticky note on the canvas. You should have finished improving your paragraphs based on the advice I wrote on your work.

Remember, this is what you’re looking for in a good piece of writing:

Successful writing

Once you’ve posted your work on the canvas I then want you to complete this AQA immunology booklet. AQA_Immunity_Booklet

Fill in the blanks (preferably using a different colour text so it stands out) and then email it to me and I’ll send it back corrected and provide you with a copy of the answer booklet to go with it.

Once you’ve done that, crack on with this: monoclonal_antibodies.

As always, email me if you get stuck. I’ll send you back something to help you straight away.

Objectives for 11/12/2012

  • The effects of antigenic variability in the influenza virus and other pathogens on immunity.
  • The use of vaccines to provide protection for individuals and populations against disease.
  • The use of monoclonal antibodies in enabling the targeting of specific substances and cells.

Lesson activities:

magazine image

First off we’ll start by looking at some diseases that can be vaccinated against and some that can’t. We’ll build up a list of those that can on green sticky notes and those that can’t on pink stick notes on For those that can’t we’ll add a brief description to say why they can’t.

Once we’ve done that we can then look at antigenic variation in relation to the influenza virus.

We’ll carry out a research activity using the Big Picture magazine you can download from here:


The instructions for what to do with it can be found in this powerpoint:

Influenza vaccine-instructions

We’ll move on to then have a look at some exam questions related to this. The questions we’ll use are these: Vaccination questions 1

In the second hour we’ll investigate the use of monoclonal antibodies.

The canvas that we’ll use for this lesson is here:



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