Biology

Yr11 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 the cells, tissues and organs in plants and animals are adapted to take up and get rid of dissolved substances.

Know and understand the structure and function of the circulatory system and respiratory system.

Know and understand modern developments in biomedical and technological research enable us to help

when the circulatory system is not working well.

Know and understand plants have separate transport systems for water and nutrients.

Know and understand the structure and function of the kidney and ways in which we can medically intervene if you are diagnosed with disease.

Know and understand how the body maintains its temperature and blood sugar levels

Know and understand humans often upset the balance of different populations in natural ecosystems, or change the environment so that some species find it difficult to survive.

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 the body regulates its internal conditions. Learners will dissect heart, lungs and kidneys to allow them to fully understand the structure of each organ.

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 April / June.

Suggest reading & support materials CGP Biology Revision guide

Collins AQA Further 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 2
Key Learning Objectives Know and understand how to design a hypothesis

Know and understand how to plan and research a investigation.

Know and understand the variables within an investigation.

Know and understand the importance of controlling variables within an investigation.

Know and understand how to collect and record data.

Know and understand how to present data and make valid conclusions.

Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete research into a hypothesis of their own design. The learners will safely carry out the investigation collecting reliable data.

Learners will then present their data in a suitable format and draw conclusions from the data.

Assessments Learners will sit two GCSE controlled assessment exams at the end of the term.

This piece of work is worth 25% of their GCSE.

Suggest reading & support materials CGP Chemistry Revision guide

Collins AQA Science GCSE Revision guides

GCSE Biology Specification http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-4402-W-SP-14.PDF

GCSE Bite size http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zrkw2hv

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

AQA 10 top tips

http://store.aqa.org.uk/Science/GCSE-CA-Top-10-tips.pdf

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives In this term learners will focus on exam techniques, the lessons will be personalised to the learners to improve their knowledge before the exam in May.
Key Activities / Homework’s Learners will complete exam questions, six mark long answer questions and talking mocks.

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

Assessments Learners will we continuously assessed before the exams to identify areas of weaknesses in their subject knowledge
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