The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 9 Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

    1

    Cell Biology

    Cell structure

    Animal and plant cells

    Microscopy

    Using microscopes

    Drawing and measuring

    Mathematical calculations

    2

    Transport in cells

    Diffusion

    Osmosis

    Active transport

    Working scientifically 

    Planning, recording and analysing data

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Cell division 

    Growth

    Differentiation 

    Stem Cells

    Evaluating Information 

    2

    Organisation and digestive systems

    Tissues and organs 

    Human digestive system 

    Enzymes

    Working scientifically

    Planning, recording and analysing 

    Evaluating methods and data 

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Organising animals and plants 

    Circulatory system including the heart

    Breathing and gas exchange 

    Further development of application skills

    2

    Transport systems

    Transport in plants 

    Mathematical calculations 

     

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Cell structure

    Exam style questions

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Transport, cell division, organisation and the digestive system

    Exam style questions

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    All topics covered up to the exam

    End of year exam

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details (names, web address etc.)

    Term (1,2,3,4,5,6 or All)

     

    Text books

    AQA GCSE Science Biology (Nelson Thornes)

    All

    Recommended reading

    GCSE Biology AQA revision guide (OUP)

    All

    Recommended websites

    www.s-cool.co.uk

    GCSE BBC Bitesize

    www.kerboodle.com (all pupils will have a login for this in Year 9 to access resouces)

    www.my-gcsescience.com

    All

    Equipment

    Pens, pencils, rulers, calculator

    All