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23/04/19

Year 10 Prefects connecting with their mentors at Macfarlanes Law Firm https://t.co/2cZb2wYcDu

23/04/19

A big welcome back to all our students and staff!

23/04/19

Retweetd From 15billionebp

Welldone to for winning this year’s Challenge 🎉 The judges had a tough decision to make, with outstanding submissions from and as well ⭐️ https://t.co/cAdsGigghc

23/04/19

Retweetd From Activ8 Fitness Camp

Activ8 Kids relaunches on the 9th May at https://t.co/P6E4mFfgU1

05/04/19

Wishing all of our students and staff an enjoyable Easter holiday!

05/04/19

And to you too!

05/04/19

Please email Mr Wigington at b.wigington.org.uk, he is our Head of PE and I am sure he will be able to help. Many thanks

05/04/19

Retweetd From London Legacy

We've built four new schools to educate local children and support our growing population https://t.co/NCsoHxrshD

05/04/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Many thanks to for hosting a very entertaining game of football involving Booby Moore Academy & the year 7 football team. Well done to everybody who played 👏⚽️ https://t.co/OLpJk7QHke

05/04/19

Well done to the chobham Lendlease challenge group who won in the final on Wednesday, a fabulous design and presentation by all! https://t.co/dV5KxrH8dh

03/04/19

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Not a bad location for our Challenge finale today! Good luck to all of our participants ⭐️ https://t.co/cFvwcOq5gH

03/04/19

On their final day Year 12 geographers are analysing the data they collected yesterday at the coast. https://t.co/6m5CPhodIk

03/04/19

Thank you for addressing this, hopefully we can resolve it

02/04/19

Year 12 Geographers are looking at erosion on the North Norfolk coast and protection at Overstrand as part of their field course. https://t.co/UvotWk2Fhc

01/04/19

Year 12 Geographers have arrived in Cromer as part of the sixth form geography field trip https://t.co/2KY4X5SONm

01/04/19

Retweetd From 15billionebp

Our ‘women in aviation’ programme finale about to take off at amazing yacht hotel! 💫 🚤 can’t wait to watch the girls’ presentations! https://t.co/WL1Hv9xqxO

29/03/19

Retweetd From IQ London

Employees from have volunteered with Code Club at 's neighbours for the past 3 months and yesterday marked the last session of the programme. It's been hugely impressive to see the students taking on these new skills so effortlessly https://t.co/KiVa1Zeb78

29/03/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The final stop for the year 8 students is a visit to the brand new strength and conditioning suite to participate in some fitness testing.🏋️‍♂️ https://t.co/mctChA7V1B

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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.

Key Stage 5

Overview of course (LTP)

F211: Cells, Exchange and Transport [30% of the AS; 15% of the A2]

• Cells

• Exchange and Transport

F212: Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health [50% of the AS; 25% of the A2]

• Biological Molecules

• Enzymes

• Biodiversity and Classification

• Variation, Adaptation and Evolution

• Human Interactions

F214: Communications, Homeostasis and Energy [30% of the AS; 15% of the A2]

• Communication

• Nerves and Hormones

• Excretion

• Photosynthesis and Respiration

F215: Control, Genomes and Environment [50% of the AS; 25% of the A2]

• Cellular Control

• Biotechnology

• Ecosystems and Sustainability

• Responding to the Environment

F213/6: Practical skills in Biology  (Assessed practical examinations) [15% of the AS and 15% of the A2]

Qualitative task (10 marks)

Quantitative task (15 marks)

Evaluative task (15 marks)

 

Independent Learning termly tasks and deadlines:

Weekly ILT tasks to include pre-reading tasks, research, presentations, examination questions, concept maps, essays and revision tasks.

Students must also provide evidence of independent learning via their own notes and extended reading such as articles from journals and scientific magazine/editorials.

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