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18/06/21

Good luck to historians who begin study leave on Monday. We all wish you luck in Paper 1 which takes places on Monday afternoon. Keep revising hard!

18/06/21

A great picture capturing wild flowers of the Olympic Park by one of our students. Taken during their nature photography course https://t.co/hHl7WGbyaz

18/06/21

Well done to students in House for coming 2nd in their first ever sport activity https://t.co/bRyFteLzK1

18/06/21

This week we have been a sense of responsibility for regarding their uniform. "Quality means doing it right when no one is looking"

18/06/21

We are so lucky to have Ollie Springate in today to coach our primary Public Speaking Competition teams! Such a fantastic opportunity for these Y5/6 children. https://t.co/oKDsj9cOzG

17/06/21

Retweetd From MindOut

We are now online for LGBTQ mental health support & Information until 7.30pm. Friday 11th of June. https://t.co/1iD8WyfYPG

17/06/21

year 12 and sixth form transitions students had a virtual presentation from https://t.co/c18IJxFZv9

17/06/21

Retweetd From BBC News (UK)

Killer guilty of two murders 21 years apart https://t.co/6OwhqHCxjE

17/06/21

Our year 8 students trialling a new robot that can rotate and grab objects. https://t.co/zod4oAVlUo

17/06/21

The rain hasn’t stopped our Year 6’s enjoying a fantastic trip to Chessington today. They’re having a great time! https://t.co/eyofnbd3eS

17/06/21

Retweetd From HACH PE DEPT

So good to be back competing at English Schools Athletics https://t.co/H74Dj1L4dv

17/06/21

A massive thank you and Get up Yesterday for inspiring our students with excellent career insights https://t.co/0TBDbBxQOB

16/06/21

Retweetd From TeacherGoals

Do you agree? 🤔 📷 https://t.co/Iu2atlksU3

16/06/21

Retweetd From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Glad you guys had fun! You picked a lovely day for it ☀️

16/06/21

Our Year 1’s have really enjoyed their first school visit to the Olympic Park! Fun times! https://t.co/EAGo0lQnNc

16/06/21

Retweetd From Michael Rosen 💙💙🎓🎓

Children making books. Yes, yes, yes. https://t.co/6JyKSV0mFi

16/06/21

Retweetd From Giselle Fitipaldi Moreno

Created this sequence for learners to research about a celebration/tradition from a Spanish speaking country. It provides them with a structure to make the most of it and know what to do/what to expect. 💡 https://t.co/B8RpZkyo9u

16/06/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The year 12 CTEC Sport students are currently conducting health screening consultations with one another as part of their Unit 13 Fitness Testing module🧑‍💻 https://t.co/igPy6kl5EI

16/06/21

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Transition week taking place this week at the sixth form. A level PE students are all hands on with an emergency first aid workshop delivered by Mr Wigington. https://t.co/veKXuR8Ter

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Biology

"Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge."


Stephen Hawking

Biology gives students the chance to gain a good understanding of:

  • The biology of the human body
  •  Interaction between organisms
  • Evolution and the environment.

The specification integrates the principles of 'How Science Works' throughout the units and in the controlled assessment. The course helps put Biology in the context of students' everyday lives with topics ranging from 'Keeping healthy' to 'Humans and their environment'.

The specification is based on a series of topics related to the living world and relevant to students. It is designed to help them understand how Biology can be used to explain the world in which they live and the impact humans have on the environment.

Key Stage 3

Biology is taught through Science lessons at KS3.

Please see the Science page here.

Key Stage 4

During the first few weeks we run an induction where we develop the students’ scientific skills.

Unit 1 (Begins in Year 9)

  • Keeping healthy
  • Nerves and hormones
  • Use and abuse of drugs
  • Interdependence and adaptation
  • Energy in food chains and decay
  • Waste materials from plants and animals
  • Genetic variations and control
  • Evolution

Unit 2 (Studied in Year 10)

  • Cells and simple cell transport
  • Tissues, organs and organ systems
  • Photosynthesis
  • Organisms and their environment
  • Proteins – functions and uses
  • Respiration
  • Cell division and inheritance
  • Speciation

Unit 3 (Triple Science) (Studied in Y10 and Y11)

  • Movement into and out of cells
  • Kidney/excretion
  • Microbes
  • Heart and blood transport
  • Humans and the environment
  • ISA – Assessed practical examination

This unit is assessed by Controlled Assessment. It is worth 25% of the total marks and consists of a minimum of one practical investigation based on topics in the specification.

Students will be prepared for this examination in lessons and will sit the exam during lesson time.

Independent Learning termly tasks and deadlines:

Weekly ILT tasks to include research, presentations, examination questions, concept maps, preparation for debates and practical write-ups, there will be extended writing tasks included in the scheme of work, students will be encouraged to use the internet and library for research tasks.

Useful Resources

KEY STAGE 4 SPECIFICATION:

AQA Examination board

Can form part of the Core and Additional Science course or separate science courses (GCSE Biology)

 

The examinations are linear – there are no January modules and the first result obtained counts.

Exams will be sat at the end of year 11 in most cases, some students may sit exams at the end of year 10

KEY STAGE 5 SPECIFICATION:

OCR exam board

Students are expected to undertake at least 5 hours of independent study per week.  Students are encouraged to go to museums and arrange other visits which will help broaden subject understanding.

Staff are happy to support students to extend and challenge their ideas and there will be a series of Christmas lectures for students to see ideas presented beyond the scope of their specification.

 

 

 

 

 

Extra Curricular

Links with Kings College London University and Imperial University would ensure all students will spend at least a day participating in outreach activities. These activities are linked directly to the specification and allow students hand on experience with equipment and techniques they would otherwise only discuss in theory.

STEM ambassadors and mentoring will allow students to have a glimpse of how Biology is used in the workplace.

Museum trips

Weekly Science Club at Chobham where students can support younger children’s learning

Preparation for entrance to Medical school

Guest lecturers

Christmas lectures