iMatter As A Biologist

iMatter As A Biologist

Year 7

I will study the foundations for understanding the world through the specific discipline of biology. I will learn about the structure and function of living organisms and how they interact. I will be challenged to describe processes using technical terminology accurately and precisely and I will build up a specialist vocabulary.

Year 8

I will learn about material cycles and energy and genetics and evolution. My specialist vocabulary will be extended and I will be expected to use this vocabulary when describing and evaluating processes.

Year 9

I will explore how structural differences between types of biological cells enable them to perform specific functions within organisms. I will learn how these cells form systems, such as the circulatory system and digestive system and the impact damage to these systems has on our health. I will learn how pathogens cause infectious disease and explore the function of our immune system.

Year 10

I will explore the methods organisms have for producing energy, including photosynthesis, aerobic respiration and anaerobic respiration. I will examine the human control systems for temperature, pH, blood sugar and the menstrual cycle, and how these systems affect the internal environment of the body. I will explore the interactions between plants and animals within ecosystems, looking at the biotic and abiotic factors that influence them, and the human threat to biodiversity.

Year 11

I will explore genetics, looking at gene inheritance, the positive and negative effects of mutation, and how these concepts influence the evolution of organisms through natural selection. I will look at ethically complex genetic techniques, such as cloning, selective breeding, and genetic engineering.

INTENT

iMatter as a Scientist because I will develop a curious mind and my excitement for science will be fuelled. I will be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. I will be a scientist forever.

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Year 7

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Year 11

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