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What will I learn?

Pupils study science in Year 7 and Year 8. From Year 9, As with the other sciences we follow the AQA GCSE specification. This qualification is linear and learners will sit all their exams at the end of the course.


Pupils will study eight topic areas:

  1. Cell biology
  2. Organisation
  3. Infection and response
  4. Bioenergetics
  5. Homeostasis and response
  6. Inheritance, variation and evolution
  7. Ecology
  8. Key ideas

Practical Assessment.

There is no better way to learn about science than through purposeful practical activities as part of day to day teaching and learning and therefore practical activities are embedded throughout the course and these enhance pupils’ understanding of biological theory and practical skills.

GCSE Biology is excellent preparation for A Level Biology where the students will gain the opportunity to study biology and disease; the variety of living organisms; populations and the environment and control in cells and in organisms.