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 Outline Scheme of Work

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A-level Biology at Skinners' follows the OCR specification:

Syllabus Code 3881 = 'AS'

Syllabus Code 7881 = 'A2'

In the first year, AS students take three Units ( often called 'modules'), these are:

211 - Cell Biology+Transport

212 - Biochemistry + Human Health and Disease

213 - Practical Skills (like an ISA at GCSE) - you do two of these; best marks count.

211 comes first and is examined by a written exam in January. 212 is examined in the summer of your lower sixth year.

The practical ISAs occur just before Xmas and just before Easter. ( No particular religious reason for this - it just suits us)

 Look at the 'Outline Scheme of Work' below for more detail. 

 

Subject to a 'good' performance in the Lower Sixth ( ideally grade C or better), A2 students then take three more Units in the following order:

214 - Central Concepts ( worth 15% of final A-level mark) - January exam.

215 - Option (worth 15% of final mark) -summer exam

216 - More ISA work (worth 20% of final mark - i.e. 10% each)


Outline Scheme of Work for A-level Biology at Skinners School. Click here if you want to visit the OCR website for a more detailed syllabus.

Week

Teacher 1

HSW (F213)

Teacher 2

HSW (F213)

1

F211 Intro work

 (How Science Works)

F211 Intro work

 (How Science Works)

2

Microscopy – mag, scale, resolution

 

Exchange surfaces – lung structure

 

Q1 SA/Vol

Q2 diagrams

3

Cytology

 

Spirometer

Q1 data

4

Organelles

 

Transport in animals

 

5

Cell membranes

Q1 Temp. effects

 

 

6

Membrane transport

Q1 WP in plants

Heart structure

Q2 dissection

7

Osmosis pracs

 

Heart function

 

HALF TERM

8

 

Q2 Root tip squash

Blood - Hb

Q2  blood vessels

9

Cell Division

 

 

 

10

Stem cells

 

Transport in plants

 

11

Tissues

 

Transpiration

potometer

12

Start Biomolecules?

 

Translocation

 

13

Mock F211

 

Mock F211

 

14

 

Evaluative ISA 1?

 

ISA?

XMAS

15

2.1.1 (10 hrs) Biomolecules

AS Unit F212

2.2.1 (12hrs) Diet

 

16

EXAMS F211

17

 

 

 

 

18

Enzymes

 

Food Production

 

19

 

Q1 Rate

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

21

 

 

Health and Disease

 

HALF TERM

22

2.1.2 (8 hrs) Nucleic Acids

 

Q1 Indep. variables

 

Q2 white cells

23

 

Q1 Inhibitor

 

 

24

DNA Protein synthesis

 

2.3.1  (6 hrs) Biodiversity

 

25

2.3.3  ( 10 hrs)

Evolution+Variation

 

 

 

26

 

Enzyme ISA?

2.3.2 ( 6 hrs) Classification

Q1 Simpson’s (D)

27

 

 

 

 

EASTER

28

 

 

 

 

29

2.3.4 ( 5 hrs each ) Maintaining Biodiversity

 

2.3.4 ( 5 hrs each) Maintaining Biodiversity

 

30

 

 

 

 

31

Mock F212

 

Mock F212

 

32

Study Leave

HALF TERM

33

EXAMS F212

Start A2

34

35

 

 

 

 

36

Homeostasis

Q2 Pancreas

Nerves

 

37

 

Q2 Kidney

 

 

38

 

 

 

 

39

 

 

 

 

 

Hormones

 

Respiration

 

 

Excretion

 

Photosynthesis

 

 

 

 

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