Biology

Curriculum Mapping Document

Year

Term

Curriculum

Assessment

10

Autumn 1

Plants structure and transport

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Autumn 2

Photosynthesis  (include plant defences)

 

Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Spring 1

Infection and response (including microbiology required practical)

Biology - Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Spring 2

Homeostasis (including the brain, eye, kidney and plant hormones)

Biology - Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Summer 1

Genetics

 

Biology - Core Assessment booklet and end of topic test

Summer 2

Revision for trial exam

 

Trial exam

11

Autumn 1

Exchange and transport – Active transport, Osmosis

Biology ISA

Biology ISA

Autumn 2

Exchange and transport – The respiratory system and the circulatory system (including structure and function of the heart and associated blood vessels)

 

End of Topic test

Spring 1

Homeostasis – Temperature regulation, blood glucose and the kidney

End of Topic test

Spring 2

Human impact on the environment – Populations and farming,

End of Topic test

Summer 1

Human impact on the environment - Peat bogs and Biofuels.

Unit 1, 2 and 3 revision

External examinations

Summer 2

Unit 1, 2 and 3 revision

External examinations

12

Autumn 1

3.1 Biological molecules Part 1 – Water, Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins

3.2 Cells and cell division

Required practical 2 – Root tip squash

Folder check

Homework booklets – Biological molecules Part 1, Cells and Transport across membranes.

End of topic tests - Biological molecules Part 1 and Cells. End of topic test – Cell division

Autumn 2

3.1 Biological molecules Part 2 - Enzymes DNA and ATP

3.2 Transport across membranes

3.2 Immunity

 

Required Practical 1 – Enzyme controlled reactions

Required Practical 3 – Water potential of a plant tissue

Required Practical 4 – Permeability of membranes

Homework booklets (Past paper questions) – Biological Molecules part 2, Transport across membranes and Immunity

End of Topic tests – Biological molecules Part 2, Transport across membranes and immunity

 

Spring 1

3.3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment – Focus on gas exchange in Insects, Fish and mammals and digestion

3.4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms

Required practical 5 – Dissection

Folder check

Trial exams

Homework booklets - Exchange, genetic information and variation.

End of topic tests – Exchange, genetic information and variation

 

Spring 2

3.3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment – Focus on transport in mammals and plants

3.4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms – Focus on DNA and Protein Synthesis

Required practical 6 – Investigating the effect of antimicrobial substances on growth of bacteria

Homework booklets - Transport, genetic relationships between organisms

 

Summer 1

3.3 Organisms exchange substances with their environment – Focus on transport in mammals and plants

3.4 Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms – focus on classification and genetic diversity

 

Revision for exams

End of topic tests – Transport, Genetic relationships between organisms

 

Y12 Trial exam

 

Summer 2

3.7 Populations and ecosystems

Field trip

Required practical 10 – Animal Behaviour

Required practical 12 – investigating the effect of an environmental factor on the distribution of organisms

13

Autumn 1

3.5 Energy Transfers in  and between organism – Photosynthesis and aerobic respiration

3.6 Responding to the internal and external environment – Response to stimuli and nervous coordination

Folder checks

Required practical 7 -  Chromatography

Required practical 8 - The effect of ammonium hydroxide on the reducing capabilities of chloroplasts using DCPIP

Required practical 9 - Investigation into the effect of a named variable (temperature) on the rate of respiration of cultures of single-celled organisms (yeast)

Homework booklets -  Photosynthesis and aerobic respiration, Response to stimuli and nervous coordination

End of topic tests -  Photosynthesis and aerobic respiration, Response to stimuli and nervous coordination

Autumn 2

3.5 Energy Transfers in  and between organism – anaerobic respiration, productivity and cycles

3.6 Responding to the internal and external environment – Muscles and Homeostasis

Homework booklets -  anaerobic respiration, productivity and cycles, Muscles and Homeostasis

Required Practical 11 – Analysis of urine

End of topic test -  anaerobic respiration, productivity and cycles,  Muscles and Homeostasis

Spring 1

3.8 The control of gene expression – Mutations, gene expression and genome projects

3.7 Genetics populations, evolution and ecosystems – inherited change

Trial Exams

Homework booklets - Mutations, gene expression and genome projects and inherited change

End of topic tests - Mutations, gene expression and genome projects and inherited change

Spring 2

3.8 The control of gene expression – Gene technology

3.7 Genetics populations, evolution and ecosystems – Population and evolution

Homework booklets - Gene technology and Population and evolution

End of topic test - Gene technology and Population and evolution

Summer 1

Essay preparation

Revision

Essay

Summer 2