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Year 9

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 2

B1.1 Cells

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Complete any 7 or more of the following tasks
  2. Complete Looking at Cells Challenge - See B1.1 1 Support Sheet looking at cells  for additional information
  3. Complete the microscopes homework sheet - See B1.1 2 Support Sheet The Microscope for additional information
  4. Complete the looking at cells in detail sheet – See B1 1 3 Support sheet Cells in detail for additional information.
  5. Complete the Prokaryotic, Eukaryotic research task – See B1 1 4 Support sheet Prokaryotic research  for additional information
  6. Complete the two tasks about cell division  – See B1 1 5 Support sheet Cell Division  for additional information
  7. Complete the research task about Organ systems and Cell differentiation – See B1 1 6 Support Sheet Cell Differentiation for additional information.
  8. Complete the research task about stem cells- See B1 1 7 Support Sheet Using Stem Cells in research for additional information
  9. Complete the research task about stem cells- See B1 1 8 Support Sheet Stem Cells and Cloning for additional information
  10. Complete the research task on Cancer See B1 1 9 Support Sheet Cancer for additional information
  11. Complete the research task on cloning and  HeLa cells See B1 1 10 Support sheet Cloning and HeLa cells for additional information.
  12. Complete the Chromosomes research task See B1 1 11 Support sheet Chromosome numbers for additional information.
  13. Complete the Research task on the human Genome Project. See B1 1 12 Support Sheet Human Genome Presentation for additional information.
  14. Complete the task on researching the structure of DNA. See B1 1 13 Support Sheet The Structure of DNA for additional information.
  15. Research the processes of Mitosis and Meiosis. See B1 1 14 Support Sheet Mitosis and Meiosis for additional information.
  16. Complete a presentation on Asexual and Sexual reproduction. See B1 1 15 Support Sheet Asexual and Sexual Reproduction for additional information.

Spring Term 1

B1.2 Organisation

  1. Complete any 4 or more of the following tasks
  2. Digestion flow chart- Draw a flowchart, either on a computer or by hand, that shows the path of a cheese and turkey sandwich through your body. You should identify all of the digestive processes that you know and show where they occur, distinguishing between physical and chemical digestion. You can do this on study support sheet 1 if you want.
  3. Explaining different gas exchange systems- Amphibians use three different gas exchange surfaces in the course of their life. Compare and contrast the three different methods and suggest why there is a transition when the amphibian reaches maturity. You can use home study sheet 2 if you need.
  4. Exploring the heart- Label a diagram of the heart and explain the process by which it pumps oxygenated blood around the body Use home study sheet 3
  5. Blood vessels and circulation- Label a diagram of the blood vessels in the circulatory system and explain how the structures are adapted to fit their purpose. Use home study sheet 4
  6. Blood- Answer questions on home study sheet 5
  7. Health issues- Write a piece of prose – such as a poem (which doesn’t have to rhyme) or short story – exploring your own attitude to health, including mental health.
  8. Has good or ill health played a role in your own life? You can use the space on home study sheet 6.
  9. Investigating gas exchange- Answer questions on home study sheet 7
  10. Exploring non communicable disease- Write a short leaflet advising teenagers what lifestyle choices they can make to minimise the risk of getting cancer in the future. Think about Sun exposure, exercise, eating, drinking and sexual health. You can choose whether to focus on one type of cancer or one lifestyle choice or more. How can you motivate your peers to make these choices? Home study sheet 8 is available if you need it.
  11. Risk factors- You may have heard about or read about the ‘obesity epidemic’.
  12. What is the ‘obesity epidemic’? Describe what risks are increased for obese people. How could you avoid or prevent obesity? You can use home study sheet 9 if you need it.

Spring Term 2

B1.2 Organisation

  1. Digestion flow chart- Draw a flowchart, either on a computer or by hand, that shows the path of a cheese and turkey sandwich through your body. You should identify all of the digestive processes that you know and show where they occur, distinguishing between physical and chemical digestion. You can do this on study support sheet 1 if you want.
  2. Explaining different gas exchange systems- Amphibians use three different gas exchange surfaces in the course of their life. Compare and contrast the three different methods and suggest why there is a transition when the amphibian reaches maturity. You can use home study sheet 2 if you need.
  3. Exploring the heart- Label a diagram of the heart and explain the process by which it pumps oxygenated blood around the body Use home study sheet 3
  4. Blood vessels and circulation- Label a diagram of the blood vessels in the circulatory system and explain how the structures are adapted to fit their purpose. Use home study sheet 4
  5. Blood- Answer questions on home study sheet 5
  6. Health issues- Write a piece of prose – such as a poem (which doesn’t have to rhyme) or short story – exploring your own attitude to health, including mental health.
  7. Has good or ill health played a role in your own life? You can use the space on home study sheet 6.
  8. Investigating gas exchange- Answer questions on home study sheet 7
  9. Exploring non communicable disease- Write a short leaflet advising teenagers what lifestyle choices they can make to minimise the risk of getting cancer in the future. Think about Sun exposure, exercise, eating, drinking and sexual health. You can choose whether to focus on one type of cancer or one lifestyle choice or more. How can you motivate your peers to make these choices? Home study sheet 8 is available if you need it.
  10. Risk factors- You may have heard about or read about the ‘obesity epidemic’.
  11. What is the ‘obesity epidemic’? Describe what risks are increased for obese people. How could you avoid or prevent obesity? You can use home study sheet 9 if you need
  12. Make a set of model lungs- Use home study sheet 10 to help you make your own set of model lungs
  13. Answer questions from home study 11 sheet
  14. Cut out and stick the statements from home study 12 sheet into a correct order- You can alternatively write up the statements or type them up and add pictures.

Summer Term 1

B1.3 Ecology

  1. Complete any four or more of the following tasks
  2. Complete the Job description template to show your knowledge of the duties and tasks involved in the role of an ecologist. Home study worksheet 1
  3. Explain what is meant by self-supporting ecosystems and why high biodiversity is important. Use home study worksheet 2 to support you.
  4. Explain the factors that caused population distribution changes of British red squirrels. Use home study worksheet 3 to support you.
  5. Interpret graphical data to explain predator prey relationships. Use home study worksheet 4 to support you.
  6. Complete close passage and diagram of the carbon cycle. Use Home study worksheet 5 to support you.
  7. Research an animal that is specially adapted for its environment. You can use Home study worksheet 6 to help you with this.
  8. Measure rainfall at your home over a period of at least a week. Plot your results in a table showing how much rainfall fell each day and plot your findings in a graph.
  9. Use home study sheet 8 to look at graphs and relationships. Answer questions on the sheet
  10. Consider whether a food catastrophe, like the Great Potato Famine in the 1840s, could occur today. Using home study sheet 9 to research the Great Potato Famine and what the impact would be if it happened today.
  11. Think about food insecurity in the UK by finding out about food banks look at home study sheet 10 to help you think about food banks.

Summer Term 2

B1.3 Ecology

  1. Complete any four or more of the following tasks
  2. Complete the Job description template to show your knowledge of the duties and tasks involved in the role of an ecologist. Home study worksheet 1
  3. Explain what is meant by self-supporting ecosystems and why high biodiversity is important. Use home study worksheet 2 to support you.
  4. Explain the factors that caused population distribution changes of British red squirrels. Use home study worksheet 3 to support you.
  5. Interpret graphical data to explain predator prey relationships. Use home study worksheet 4 to support you.
  6. Complete close passage and diagram of the carbon cycle. Use Home study worksheet 5 to support you.
  7. Research an animal that is specially adapted for its environment. You can use Home study worksheet 6 to help you with this.
  8. Measure rainfall at your home over a period of at least a week. Plot your results in a table showing how much rainfall fell each day and plot your findings in a graph.
  9. Use home study sheet 8 to look at graphs and relationships. Answer questions on the sheet
  10. Consider whether a food catastrophe, like the Great Potato Famine in the 1840s, could occur today. Using home study sheet 9 to research the Great Potato Famine and what the impact would be if it happened today.
  11. Think about food insecurity in the UK by finding out about food banks look at home study sheet 10 to help you think about food banks.