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Biology

Year 7

Please see here for Year 7 curriculum information

Year 8

Year 8 covers the following topics:

Nutrition digestion and health, The Skeletal and muscular systems, Gas exchange systems, Cellular  respiration and Interactions and interdependencies. There is a full investigation into the effect of exercise on breathing rate.

Year 9

Year 9 completes Key Stage 3 covering Photosynthesis during the Autumn Term.

There are 3 weeks of structured revision homework preceding the end of Key Stage exam in December.

Pupils then begin studying for GCSE Biology which continues into Year 10 and Year 11. 

GCSE Year 10 & 11

Please click here to visit the exam board website.

Examinations (at the end of Y11)

There are 10 required practical activities over the 2.5 years (including year 9). These can be examined, but there is no longer coursework at GCSE. The grading system is now 9-1. There are 2 tiers of entry, foundation and higher. The students are advised which tier or whether trlogy GCSE is most approptiate for them after mock exams in year 11.

 

Topic

Year topic covered

1

Cell Biology

9

2

Organisation

10

3

Infection and response

9 and 10

4

Bioenergetics

10

5

Homeostasis and response

11

6

Inheritance, variation and evolution

11

7

Ecology

10 and 11