Department Vision:

Biology is the study of ‘Life, in all its fullness’!

The 21st Century will be an era of bioinformatics, biotechnology and environmental concern and consequence. The Biology department aims to provide pupils with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills which allow them to make informed decisions about issues which will affect their own and others’ lives so that they can become effective contributors to the societies of today and tomorrow.

We aim to enhance and develop our students’ Scientific skills encouraging them to become independent learners who know ‘Work Scientifically’ and are capable of recalling, applying, analysing and evaluating biological knowledge & understanding. The department aims to motivate and inspire pupils thus raising standards within the subject.

The courses we currently offer, and will offer in the future, will allow pupils to create and move along a personalised pathway suited to their own individual aptitude and interest.

 

Curriculum Information

 

Key Stage 3

Click here for KS3 Scheme

Year 9

Term 1 Topics & Content:

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • 4.1 Cell Biology’ for first half-term
  • 4.2 Organisation of living things’ for second half-term

https://drive.google.com/a/sfx.liverpool.sch.uk/file/d/0BxMYmLNx2io4UzQ2RFhLYmNmTUU/view?usp=sharing

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • 4.2 Organisation of living things’

 

Key Stage 4

Sets G/Y 1-3

Year 10

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • 4.3 Infection & response – sets G/Y 1&2’

https://drive.google.com/a/sfx.liverpool.sch.uk/file/d/0BxMYmLNx2io4SUMxX3NQZkVJTmM/view?usp=sharing

  • 4.3 Infection & response – sets G/Y 3’

https://drive.google.com/a/sfx.liverpool.sch.uk/file/d/0BxMYmLNx2io4Sk1VQXAxUVRTMTQ/view?usp=sharing

  • 4.4 Bioenergetics – sets G/Y 1&2’

https://drive.google.com/a/sfx.liverpool.sch.uk/file/d/0BxMYmLNx2io4QzNZSkJIZXltRmM/view?usp=sharing

  • 4.4 Bioenergetics – sets G/Y 3’

https://drive.google.com/a/sfx.liverpool.sch.uk/file/d/0BxMYmLNx2io4M3EtWjlGbVFuekk/view?usp=sharing

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • 4.4 Bioenergetics’
  • 4.5 Homeostasis & response – sets G/Y 1&2’

https://drive.google.com/a/sfx.liverpool.sch.uk/file/d/0BxMYmLNx2io4Z3BaSjNfNkdMQlk/view?usp=sharing

  • 4.5 Homeostasis & response – sets G/Y 3’

https://drive.google.com/a/sfx.liverpool.sch.uk/file/d/0BxMYmLNx2io4SG80dW5lenZLdlk/view?usp=sharing

  • 4.7 Ecology –sets G/Y 1&2’

https://drive.google.com/a/sfx.liverpool.sch.uk/file/d/0BxMYmLNx2io4cHlWZy01aEpxUE0/view?usp=sharing

  • 4.7 Ecology –sets G/Y 3’

https://drive.google.com/a/sfx.liverpool.sch.uk/file/d/0BxMYmLNx2io4U0xwMTVqc1VsbWc/view?usp=sharing

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • 4.7 Ecology’
  • 4.6 Inheritance – sets G/Y 1&2’

https://drive.google.com/a/sfx.liverpool.sch.uk/file/d/0BxMYmLNx2io4cW9zZnA0YzlCWkk/view?usp=sharing

  • 4.6 Inheritance – sets G/Y 3’

https://drive.google.com/a/sfx.liverpool.sch.uk/file/d/0BxMYmLNx2io4Y0s1Y2V4RGUwa3c/view?usp=sharing

 

Year 11

 

Sets G/Y 1 only

  • B 2.4 Energy from respiration
    B2 4.1 Aerobic respiration. 84
  • B2 4.2 The effect of exercise on the body. 85
  • B2 4.3 Anaerobic respiration. 86
  • B 2.5 Simple inheritance in animals and plants
    B2 5.1 Cell division and growth. 87
  • B2 5.2 Cell division in sexual reproduction. 88
  • B2 5.3 Stem cells. 89
  • B2 5.4 From Mendel to DNA. 90
  • B2 5.5 Inheritance in action. 91
  • B2 5.6 Inherited conditions in humans. 92
  • B2 5.7 Stem cells and embryos – science and ethics. 93
  • B2 5.4 From Mendel to DNA. 90
  • B2 5.5 Inheritance in action. 91
  • B2 5.6 Inherited conditions in humans. 92
  • B2 5.7 Stem cells and embryos – science and ethics. 93
  • B 2.6 Old and new species
    B2 6.1 The origins of life on Earth. 94
  • B2 6.2 Exploring the fossil evidence. 95
  • B2 6.3 More about extinction. 96
  • B2 6.4 Isolation and the evolution of new species. 97

Term 2 Topics & Content

  • B3.1 Exchange of materials
    B3 1.1 Osmosis. 98
  • B3 1.2 Active transport 99
  • B3 1.3 The sports drink dilemma. 100
  • B3 1.4 Exchanging materials – the lungs. 101
  • B3 1.5 Ventilating the lungs. 102
  • B3 1.6 Artificial breathing aids. 103
  • B3 1.7 Exchange in the gut 104
  • B3 1.8 Exchange in plants. 105
  • B3 1.9 Transpiration. 106
  • B3.2 Transporting materials
    B3 2.1 The circulatory system and the heart 107
  • B3 2.2 Keeping the blood flowing. 108
  • B3 2.3 Transport in the blood. 109
  • B3 2.4 Artificial or real?. 110
  • B3 2.5 Transport systems  in plants. 111
  • B3 3.1 Controlling internal conditions. 112
  • B 3.3 Keeping internal conditions constant
    B3 3.2 The human kidney. 113
  • B3 3.3 Dialysis – an artificial kidney. 114
  • B3 3.4 Kidney transplants. 115
  • B3 3.5 Controlling body temperature. 116
  • B3 3.6 Treatment and temperature issues. 117
  • B1 3.7 Controlling blood glucose. 118
  • B3 3.8 Treating diabetes. 119
  • B3.4 How humans can affect the environment
    B3 4.1 The effects of the population explosion. 120
  • B3 4.2 Land and water pollution. 121
  • B3 4.3 Air pollution. 122
  • B3 4.4 Deforestation and peat destruction. 123
  • B3 4.5 Global warming. 124
  • B3 4.6 Biofuels. 125
  • B3 4.7 Biogas. 126
  • B3 4.8 Making food production efficient 127
  • B3 4.9 Sustainable food production. 128
  • B3 4.10 Environmental issues. 129

 

Term 3 Topics & Content:

Revision

Sets G&Y2/3

Year 11

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • B 2.2 Organism and the environment
    B2 2.4 Making the most of photosynthesis. 74
  • B2 2.5 Organisms in their environment 75
  • B2 2.6 Measuring the distribution of organisms. 76
  • B2 2.7 How valid is the data?. 77
  • B 2.3 Enzymes
    B2 3.1 Proteins, catalysts and enzymes. 78
  • B2 3.2 Factors affecting enzyme action. 79
  • B2 3.3 Enzymes in digestion. 80
  • B2 3.4 Speeding up digestion. 81
  • B2 3.5 Making use of enzymes. 82
  • B2 3.6 High-tech enzymes. 83
  • B 2.4 Energy from respiration
    B2 4.1 Aerobic respiration. 84
  • B2 4.2 The effect of exercise on the body. 85
  • B2 4.3 Anaerobic respiration. 86
  • B 2.5 Simple inheritance in animals and plants
    B2 5.1 Cell division and growth. 87
  • B2 5.2 Cell division in sexual reproduction. 88
  • B2 5.3 Stem cells. 89
  • B2 5.4 From Mendel to DNA. 90
  • B2 5.5 Inheritance in action. 91
  • B2 5.6 Inherited conditions in humans. 92
  • B2 5.7 Stem cells and embryos – science and ethics. 93

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • B 2.5 Simple inheritance in animals and plants
    B2 5.4 From Mendel to DNA. 90
  • B2 5.5 Inheritance in action. 91
  • B2 5.6 Inherited conditions in humans. 92
  • B2 5.7 Stem cells and embryos – science and ethics. 93
  • B 2.6 Old and new species
    B2 6.1 The origins of life on Earth. 94
  • B2 6.2 Exploring the fossil evidence. 95
  • B2 6.3 More about extinction. 96
  • B2 6.4 Isolation and the evolution of new species. 97
  • Revision

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • Revision

Sets G4

Year 11

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • B1.6- Variation, reproduction and new technology
    B1 6.1 Inheritance. 54
  • B1 6.2 Types of reproduction. 55
  • B1 6.3 Genetic and environmental differences. 56
  • B1 6.4 Cloning. 57
  • B1 6.5 Adult cell cloning. 58
  • B1 6.6 Genetic engineering. 59
  • B 1.7- Evolution
    B1 7.1 Theories of evolution. 61
  • B1 7.2 Accepting Darwin’s ideas. 62

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • B 1.7- Evolution
    B1 7.3 Natural selection. 63
  • B1 7.4 Classification and evolution. 64
  • Revision

 

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • Revision

 

Key Stage 5 – what course are you following with exam board and spec title:

 

Year 12

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • Biological molecules

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxMYmLNx2io4UW0xNVljNzF3MFU?usp=sharing

  • Cells

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxMYmLNx2io4WGtSLXJnU19XUFU?usp=sharing

 

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • Organisms exchange substances with their environment

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxMYmLNx2io4UVZkVjJfVFVPUUU?usp=sharing

  • Genetic information, variation & relationships

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxMYmLNx2io4VGNPTFNiZk5JX1E?usp=sharing

 

Term 3 Topics & Content:

  • Revision & end of year exams
  • Genetics, populations, evolution & ecosystems

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxMYmLNx2io4NTZvNHotV0VQdTQ?usp=sharing

 

Year 13

Term 1 Topics & Content:

  • Energy transfer within & between organisms

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxMYmLNx2io4UTJDLTBQN0hkY1k?usp=sharing

  • Organisms respond to changes in their internal & external environment

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxMYmLNx2io4dlNZN214UldmM2c?usp=sharing

  • Trial exams

 

Term 2 Topics & Content:

  • The control of gene expression

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxMYmLNx2io4MU5McDhyTUlETjg?usp=sharing

  • Revision

Term 3 Topics & Content:

Revision

Department Staff:

  • Mr S. Irwin - Head of Department
  • Mrs L. Stephenson
  • Mr D. Knee
  • Mrs L. Grace

Department Courses:

Key Stage 3:

Schemes of work in line with the National Curriculum

Key Stage 4:

GCSE Core, Additional Science & Biology (AQA)

Key Stage 5:

AS/A Level Biology (AQA)

Out of Hours Activites:

NightOwl:

As per NightOwl Timetable

Lunchtime Sessions:

Daily

Holiday Revision:

As per issued timetable

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