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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

Growth, differentiation

Stem cells

Working scientifically 

Planning, recording and analysing data

Spring Term

 

 

 

1

Organisation and digestive system

Tissues and organs

Chemistry of food

Practical skills

2

Organisation and digestive systems

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

Cell division

Exam style questions

Summer Term

 

 

CAT 2

Cell structure and transport

Cell division

Organisation and the digestive system

Organising animals and plants

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

 

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