Biology

Year 10 learners  study AQA GCSE Biology РBiology Unit 1 (25% of GCSE grade) Biology Unit 2 (25% of GCSE grade), Biology Unit3 (25% of GCSE grade) Investigative skills assessment (25% of GCSE grade)

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand what the body needs to maintain its health.

Know and understand that the nervous system and hormones enable us to respond to external changes and maintain conditions inside the body.

Know and understand organisms are well adapted to survive biomass as it passes along the food chain.

Know and understand the carbon cycle

Know and understand how characteristics are inherited.

Know and understand the theory of evolution.

Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete exam questions, six mark long answer questions and group work. Within the biology topic students will learn how to perform aseptic technique and complete an investigation into the most effective cleaning product.

Homework will be set via http://my.dynamic-learning.co.uk

Assessments Each half term all learners will complete a set of long answer six mark questions which will be directly linked to the key learning objectives for the term.

Each half term learners will complete an end of progress checker to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses.

Mocks will be completed in November.

Suggest reading & support materials CGP Biology Revision guide

Collins AQA Science GCSE Revision guides

GCSE Biology Specification

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-BIOL-W-SP-14.PDF

GCSE Bite size

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

GCSE Revision

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse

Exam papers

http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand all living things are made up of cells.

Know and understand photosynthesis

Know and understand proteins have many functions, both inside and outside the cells of living organisms.

Know and understand proteins, as enzymes, are now used widely in the home and in industry.

Know and understand the process of anaerobic and aerobic respiration. Know and understand characteristics are passed on from one generation to the next in both plants and animals.

Know and understand changes in the environment of plants and animals may cause them to die out. The fossil record shows that new organisms arise, flourish, and after a time become extinct. The record also shows changes that lead to the formation of new species.

Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete exam questions, six mark long answer questions and group work. Within the biology topic students will learn how to use genetic diagrams to show the characteristic that can be inherited. In groups students will Investigate the speed of enzyme substrate reactions.

Homework will be set via http://my.dynamic-learning.co.uk

Assessments Each half term all learners will complete a set of long answer six mark questions which will be directly linked to the key learning objectives for the term.

Each half term learners will complete an end of progress checker to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses.

Mocks will be completed in January.

Suggest reading & support materials CGP Biology Revision guide

Collins AQA Additional Science GCSE Revision guides

GCSE Biology Specification

http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-BIOL-W-SP-14.PDF

GCSE Bite size

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

GCSE Revision

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse

Exam papers

http://www.aqa.org.uk/exams-administration/exams-guidance/find-past-papers-and-mark-schemes

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives At this point in the year learners are studying Chemistry / Physics
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