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GGSE Biology - Separate

Subject Leader: Mr G Bradley
What Specification (syllabus) is being taught?
AQA Biology
What are the key topics and themes? When will they be taught?
Biology Paper 1 - Cell Biology; Organisation; Infection and response; and Bioenergetics

Biology Paper 2 - Homeostasis and response; Inheritance, variation and evolution; and Ecology

Learners following the Separate Science pathway will sit three GCSEs, one each in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Each of these GCSEs offer the potential to sit Higher (grade 9 to 4) or Foundation (grade 5 to 1) papers.

How will my son or daughter be assessed? When do these assessments take place?
There are six examinations in the summer of Year 11: two for Biology, two for Chemistry and two for Physics. 

Each exam will last 1 hour and 45 minutes and is worth 100 marks. The “Required Practicals” taught during lesson time will also be assessed on the exams.
What can my son or daughter do to support their learning at home?
What materials are provided or available online?
- Use a CGP Biology Science revision guide that they can purchase from the school
- Make use of their classwork booklets
SenecaQuizletBBC BitesizeAttempt past papers at AQAPhysics and Maths tutorThe Becket Science Website