The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 11 Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    1

    DNA and genetics

    Protein synthesis

    2

    Variation and evolution

    Natural selection

    Selective breeding 

    Genetic engineering 

    Cloning 

    History of genetics and evolution 

    Fossils and extinction 

     

     

     

    Spring Term

     

     

    1

    Adaptations, interdependence and communities 

    Competition 

    Adaptation in plants and animals

    Feeding relationships 

    Cycling and decomposition 

    2

    Biodiversity and ecosystems

    Pollution 

    Global warming 

    Food production 

    Maintaining biodiversity 

     

     

     

    Summer Term

     

     

    1

    GCSE revision

    GCSE revision

    2

    GCSE revision

    GCSE revision

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Reproduction, DNA and protein synthesis (chapter 13)

    Test

    CAT 2

    All GCSE topics covered to date

    Mock exam

     

     

     

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    Topics covered post mock exam and some questions from previous topics (students will be informed which ones)

    Test

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details 

    Term 

    Text books

    AQA Science Biology new GCSE (OUP)

    All

    Recommended reading

    GCSE Biology AQA revision guide (CGP)

    GCSE Biology AQA revision guide (OUP)

    All

    Recommended websites

    www.kerboodle.com (online resource accessible for all students with a username and password provided by school)

    www.s-cool.co.uk

    GCSE BBC bitesize

    All

    Equipment

    Pens, pencils, rulers, calculator

    All

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity

    Term

    Revision sessions

    From April