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 and transport

    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

     

    Term

     

    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