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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

Homeostasis in action

reproduction

Test (exam style questions)

CAT 2

Paper 1 (chapters 1-9)

Mock exam

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

 

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