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Year 10

Qualification: GCSE Combined Science/Biology Trilogy (9-1)

Science QAN Code: 601/8758/X , 601/8752/9

Exam Board: AQA

You will study the following topics

      1. Cell biology

      2. Organisation

      3. Infection and response

      4. Bioenergetics

      5. Homeostasis and response

      6. Inheritance, variation and evolution

      7. Ecology

       Curriculum Map

Half Term

Unit of Work

Home Study

Autumn Term

 

B2.1 Enzymes and Cell Transport

 

 

Complete any Five  or more of the following tasks:-

  • Complete Explaining Enzymes Sheet See B2 1 1 Support Sheet Explaining Enzymes sheet for additional information
  • Complete The digestive Enzymes flow chart See B2 1 2 Support Sheet Digestive Enzymes for additional information
  • Complete the criticism of the pH and Enzymes experiment See B2 1 3 Support Sheet The effect of pH on enzymes for additional information.
  • Complete the calculating surface area experiment .See B2 1 4 Support Sheet Calculating Surface area.
  • Complete the diffusion worksheet See B2 1 5 Support Sheet Diffusion Worksheet for additional information.
  • Complete Researching transpiration See B2 1 6 Support Sheet Researching Transpiration for additional information.
  • Complete The Desert Island Osmosis task See B2 1 7 Support Sheet Osmosis for additional information.
  • Complete The research task on active transport in the gut See B2 1 8 Support Sheet Active Transport in the Gut for additional information.

 

Half Term

Unit of Work

Home Study

Spring Term

B2.2 Microbiology

Complete any 5 or more of the following tasks:-

  • Carry out research task on home study sheet 1. Research different types of disinfectants and antibiotics and how they are used to fight E. Coli
  • Studying pathogens by identifying factors that stopped the Ebola epidemic in 2014 becoming a pandemic. Use home study sheet 2 for guidance.
  • Make a poster to encourage people not to ask their doctors to prescribe antibiotics against influenza. Explain why antibiotics will not help against viral infections. You can use home study sheet 3 as a template if you need
  • Research the rise of antibiotic resistance. Use home study sheet 4 to help you.
  • Research the impact of fungal disease. You can use home study sheet 5 as an example of a fungal disease to research.
  • Research the life cycle of a mosquito and how this impacts the spread of malaria. Use help sheet 6 to support you.  
  • Describe lines of defence against an airborne pathogen. You can look at the key words on home study sheet 7 to guide you.
  • Watch the following videos and discuss what you see. Home study sheet 8 can be used to make notes.
  1. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_mXDvZQ6dU
  2. www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnlULOjUhSQ
  • Imagine you are a science communicator working for NHS England.
  • You have been asked to explain antibiotic resistance to Year 7 secondary school children in five PowerPoint slides. Home study sheet 9 tells you what to include.
  • Complete the task on home study sheet 10 on the concept of herd immunity.
  • Complete the task on home study sheet 11. Researching the development of new drugs
  • Complete the task on home study sheet 12 looking at monoclonal antibodies and their applications
  • Understand how light travels through a sample under a microscope to the eye or micrograph look at home study sheet 13 to support you.
  • Make a poster displaying some examples of plant diseases. Home study sheet 14 will give some guidance as to what to include.

 

 

 

Half Term

Unit of Work

Home Study

Summer Term

B2.3 DNA and Genetics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B2.4 Variation and Evolution

Complete any four or more of the following tasks:-

  • Complete The researching proteins task see  B2 3 1 Support Sheet Researching Proteins for additional information.
  • Complete The Designing an animal task see  B2 3 2 Support Sheet Evolution of an animal for additional information.
  • Complete the Variation in my family task for additional information see B2 3 3 Support sheet Family Variation for additional information.
  • Complete The research task “Who was Charles Darwin” See B2 3 4 Support sheet Who was Charles Darwin for additional information.
  • Complete the Genetic crosses worksheet see B2 3 5 Support Sheet Genetic Crosses for additional information.
  • Complete the research task on Genetic diseases see B2 3 6 Support Sheet Genetic Disease for additional information.
  • Produce a poster about genetic mutation see B2 3 7 Support sheet mutations for  additional information.
  • Complete the task on tracking genetic disorders see B2 3 8 Support Sheet Tracking genetic disease for additional information.

Complete any four or more of the following tasks:-

Imagine you are in charge of evolution

  • To create an imaginary organism perfectly adapted to survive in an imaginary habitat. Use support sheet 1 to support you.

 

Research the life of Charles Darwin

  • Create a presentation about the life of Charles Darwin and his findings. You can present in any format and you can use support sheet 2 to help if you need it.

 

Selective Breeding

  • Look at home study support sheet 3 and answer questions about the selective breeding of cows

 

Genetic Engineering

  • Look at home study support sheet 4 and cut and stick the diagrams and statements in order to show the process of genetic engineering. You can also do this by drawing the pictures yourself or presenting it as a powerpoint or any other format.

 

Cloning

  • Answer an exam question on cloning on home study support sheet 5

 

Fossils

  • Research how fossil records are useful for evidence of evolution – Use home study support sheet 6 to answer specific questions.