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Life Sciences | Tuesday 27 October

Presented by Vedika Maharaj

Vedika holds a BSc (Human Physiology and Biology) from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Life Sciences and Natural Sciences: Senior and FET Phase) from UNISA. Her career started as a Laboratory Technician at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. She moved into teaching at Randfontein High School where she taught grades 10 to 12 for several years, also serving as HOD for Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. Since 2017 she has worked as a Senior Education Specialist for Life Sciences for Gauteng West (GDE). She has participated as a marker in Life Sciences for the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate Final Examinations. She has also served as the Analytical Moderator for Gauteng Life Sciences for the NSC Examination since 2018.



07:25 – 08:25 Please ensure that you log into the session well ahead of the start time.
08:30 – 08:45 General introduction to our day of learning together. Overview of learning to be covered.
08:45 – 12:00 Session 1: Paper 1 topics, focus on examination techniques and tips:

• Meiosis
• Reproduction in vertebrates
• Human reproduction
• Responding to the environment (humans)
• Human endocrine system
• Homeostasis in humans
• Responding to the environment (plants)
• Human impact

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch time
13:00 – 16:00 Session 2: Paper 2 topics, focus on examination techniques and tips:

• DNA: Code of Life
• Meiosis
• Genetics and Inheritance
• Evolution through natural selection
• Human evolution