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Biology

CURRICULUM PLAN

KEY STAGE

YEAR

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

KEY STAGE 3

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY STAGE 4

9

4.1.1 Cell structure

4.1.2 Cell  division

4.1.2.3 Stem cells

4.2.2 Animal tissues, organs and organ systems

4.2.2.7 Cancer

4.3.1 Communicable diseases

 

4.4.1 Photosynthesis

4.6.1 Reproduction

4.6.2 Variation and evolution

4.6.2.3 Selective breeding

4.7.1 Adaptations, interdependence and competition

4.7.2 Organisation of an ecosystem

4.7.2.1. Levels of organisation

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4.1.1 Cell structure

4.1.1 Cell structure

4.1.3 Transport   in cells

 

4.2.2 Animal tissues, organs and organ systems

4.2.3 Plant tissues, organs and systems

4.3.3 Plant disease

4.3.3.2 Plant defence responses (Triple Biology only)

4.3.1 Communicable diseases

4.3.2 Monoclonal antibodies

4.4.2 Respiration

4.4.2.3 Metabolism

4.5.1 Homeostasis (all groups)

4.5.2 The human nervous system (all groups)

4.5.2.3 The eye (Triple Biology only)

4.6.1 Reproduction (Triple Biology only)

4.6.2 Variation and evolution

4.6.3 The development and understanding of genetics and evolution (Triple Biology only)

4.6.4 Classification of living organisms

4.7.1 Adaptations, interdependence and competition

4.7.3 Biodiversity and the effect of human interactions on ecosystems

4.7.3.6 Maintaining biodiversity

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4.5.3 Hormonal coordination in humans

4.6.1 Reproduction

4.6.1.6 Sex determination

4.5.4 Plant hormones (Triple Biology only)

4.7.4 Trophic levels in an ecosystem (Triple Biology only)

4.7.5 Food production (Triple Biology only)

4.7.5.4 Role of biotechnology (Triple Biology only)

REVISION

REVISION

REVISION

REVISION

KEY STAGE 5

 

12

 

Biological molecules

Cells, cell structure, microscopy and cell transport

Enzymes, rates and factors affecting rate

Cell transport, cell recognition, the immune system, cell cycle and mitosis, DNA/RNA, DNA replication, Water and inorganic ions

Gas exchange systems, digestion, DNA, genes and chromosomes, protein synthesis

Mass transport systems, Genetic diversity and adaptations, biodiversity and species.

Revision

Energy and Ecosystems, Nutrient cycling, populations in ecosystems, investigating populations.

 

13

 

Respiration and photosynthesis, Responding to environments and nervous systems, control of heart rate.

Muscles and Homeostasis – diabetes, kidney etc…

Inheritance

Speciation and population genetics.

Gene expression, stem cells and cancer

Gene technologies and Revision

Revision/ exams

Revision/ exams