Biology – Key Stage 5

Year 12

Course Information & Assessment Points

TermCurriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnModule 1 Development of Practical Skills in Biology
• Planning
• Implementing
• Analysis
• evaluation
Module 2 Cell, chemicals for Life, transport and gas exchange
• Cells and microscopy
• Water and its importance in plants and animals
• Proteins and enzymes
• Nucleic acids
• Heart and monitoring heart function
• Transport systems in mammals
• Gas exchange in plants
Maths Skills
Mid Term exam
Factual Recall tests
Past Papers / Exam Practice
Scientific PAG activities to develop practical skills
SpringModule 1 Development of Practical Skills in Biology
• Planning
• Implementing
• Analysis
• evaluation

Module 3 Cell Division, Development and Disease Control
• The developing cell: cell division and cell differentiation
• The developing individual: meiosis, growth and development
• The development of species: evolution and classification
• Pathogenic microorganisms
Maths Skills
Jan PPE Exams:
Foundations of Biology 70 marks 1hr 30 –50%
Biology in Depth 70 marks 1hr 30 – 50%
Factual Recall tests
Past Papers / Exam Practice
Scientific PAG activities to develop practical skills
SummerModule 1 Development of Practical Skills in Biology
• Planning
• Implementing
• Analysis
• Evaluation

Module 3 Cell Division, Development and Disease Control
• The immune system
• Controlling communicable disease
• The cellular basis of cancer and treatment
• Respiratory diseases and treatment
Maths Skills
End of Year Exams:
Foundations of Biology 70 marks 1hr 30 –50%
Biology in Depth 70 marks 1hr 30 – 50%
Factual Recall tests
Past Papers / Exam Practice
Scientific PAG activities to develop practical skills

Year 13

Course Information & Assessment Points

TermCurriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnModule 1 Development of Practical Skills in Biology
• Planning
• Implementing
• Analysis
• evaluation
Module 4 Energy, Reproduction & Populations
• Cellular respiration
• Metabolism & exercise
• Fertility and assisted reproduction
• The effects of ageing on the reproductive system
• Photosynthesis, food production and management of the environment
• The impact of population increase
Module 5 Genetics, Control and Homeostasis
• Patterns of inheritance
• Population genetics and epigenetics
• The nervous system and the identification and consequences of damage
Maths Skills
Mid Term Exam
Factual Recall Tests
Past Papers / Exam Practice
Scientific PAG activities to develop practical skills
SpringModule 1 Development of Practical Skills in Biology
• Planning
• Implementing
• Analysis
• evaluation
Module 4 Energy, Reproduction & Populations
• Plant reproduction
Module 5 Genetics, Control and Homeostasis
• Gene technologies
• Monitoring visual function
• Ageing nervous system
• Principles & importance of homeostasis
• Blood glucose & diabetes
• Kidney functions & malfunctions
Maths Skills
Jan PPE Exams:
Fundamentals of Biology 110 marks 2hr 15 41%
Scientific Literacy in Biology 100marks 2hr15 37%
Practical Skills in Biology 60 marks 1hr30 22%
Factual Recall tests
Past Papers / Exam Practice
Scientific PAG activities to develop practical skills
SummerModule 1 Development of Practical Skills in Biology
• Planning
• Implementing
• Analysis
• Evaluation
Interleaving Yr12 / 13 content
Maths Skills
End of Year Exams:
Fundamentals of Biology 110 marks 2hr 15 41%
Scientific Literacy in Biology 100marks 2hr15 37%
Practical Skills in Biology 60 marks 1hr30 22%
Factual Recall tests
Past Papers / Exam Practice
Scientific PAG activities to develop practical skills
Course Information
Department
Science

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