Year 10 Biology

 

Curriculum Subject: Biology

Year 10

Exam Board: Edexcel

What are we learning this term? We are learning about how organisms can be classified, how you inherit certain characteristics and genetic disorders. We will also explore how the body maintains a constant internal environment and how the nervous system responds.

 

Autumn Term:

  1. Classification
  2. Variation
  3. Inheritance
  4. Homeostasis (including control of body temperature and blood glucose concentrations)
  5. Nervous system and reflexes

 

Useful Websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexcel/classification_inheritance/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexcel/responses_to_environment/

 

How will we be assessed?

2 End of topics tests and a January Mock Exam.

 

What are we learning this term? We will be learning about the problems of and solutions to a changing environment.

 

Spring Term:

  1. Effect of drugs, alcohol and smoking
  2. Infectious diseases and their control
  3. Food webs, parasites and mutualists
  4. Pollution
  5. The Carbon and Nitrogen Cycle
  6. Plant, animal and bacteria cells
  7. DNA and it’s discovery

 

Useful Websites: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/edexcel/problems_in_environment/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_edexcel/cells/cells1.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_edexcel/cells/dnarev1.shtml

 

How will we be assessed?

Topic Tests

 

What are we learning this term? We will be learning about the advantages and disadvantages of genetic engineering and how it’s achieved. We will also be looking gat cloning, stem cell research. We will also be completing the Controlled Assessment Unit for Biology during this term.

 

Summer Term:

  1. Genetic Engineering
  2. Mitosis and Meiosis
  3. Cloning and stem cells
  4. Enzymes and their action
  5. Aerobic & Anaerobic Respiration
  6. Photosynthesis
  7. Biology Controlled Assessment

 

Useful Websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_edexcel/cells/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_edexcel/organism_energy/respirationrev1.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_edexcel/organism_energy/photosynthesisrev1.shtml

 

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How will we be assessed?

End of year exam.