KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 Biology
Term 1B1 Cells & B2 Organisation revision & triple science content for 11S1   
B1 Cells Revise: 4.1.1 cell structure 4.1.2 cell division 4.1.3 Transport in cells Req Prac: Using a microscope to draw/label plant & animal cells Req Prac: Osmosis Triple Content: culturing microorganisms Req Prac: Investigate the effect of antiseptics on bacterial growth B2 Organisation Revise: 4.2.1 Principles of organisation 4.2.2 Animal tissue, organs and organ systems 4.2.3 Plant systems, organs and systems Req Prac: Food tests Req Prac: effect of pH on amylase See Year 9 for Keywords.
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Term 2B3 Infection and response & B4 Bioenergetics & triple science content for 11S1  
B3 Infection & response Revise: 4.3.1 Communicable diseases Req Prac: N/A Triple Content: 4.3.2 Monoclonal antibodies 4.3.3 Plant disease Req Prac: Investigate the effect of antiseptics or antibiotics on bacterial growth B4 Bioenergetics Revise: 4.4.1 Photosynthesis 4.4.2 Respiration Req Prac: Effect of light intensity on the rate of photosynthesis See Yr 9 Science and Yr 10 Biology for Keywords.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
Term 3B5 Homeostasis and response revision & B6 inheritance, variation and evolution revision & triple science content for 11S1   
B5 Homeostasis & response Revise: 4.5.1 Homeostasis 4.5.2 The Human nervous system 4.5.3 Hormonal coordination in humans Req Prac: Investigating reaction time TripleContent: 4.5.4 Plant Hormones Req Prac: Effect of light/gravity on seedling growth B6 Inheritance, variation and evolution Revise: 4.6.1 Reproduction 4.6.2 Variation and evolution 4.6.3 Development of understanding of genetics and evolution 4.6.4 Classification of living organisms Req Prac: N/A Triple Content: comparing asexual and sexual reproduction DNA Structure Cloning Evolution/speciation/genetics See Yr 10 Biology for Keywords
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
Term 3B7 Ecology Revision and Triple content for 11S1  
Students will learn how the Sun is the source of energy that passes through all ecosystems. They will learn how materials including carbon and water are continually recycled by the living world, being released through respiration of animals, plants and decomposing microorganisms and taken up by plants in photosynthesis. Pupils will understand how all species live in ecosystems composed of complex communities of animals and plants dependent on each other and that are adapted to particular conditions, both abiotic and biotic. Plus how these ecosystems provide essential services that support human life and continued development. They will study how in order to continue to benefit from these services humans need to engage with the environment in a sustainable way. In this section students will explore how humans are threatening biodiversity as well as the natural systems that support it. Also they will also consider some actions we need to take to ensure our future health, prosperity and well-being.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
Term 5 Revision
Use of data from QLA and mocks to identify areas of underperformance.
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