Biology

Studying Biology opens up our ability to understand and perceive the world around us from the microscopic to the Massive. Our curriculum is designed to provide our children with the scientific knowledge and skills they need to grow as individuals and became an active participant in our global community. Students will explore a range of biological topics which will foster their natural curiosity and develop lifelong learners.  

Our young scientists will be taught to form evidence-based conclusions, challenge misconceptions and become resilient in the face of challenge. Our bespoke learning journey’s guide each child through a scaffolded approach to ensure all our students can immerse themselves in their own learning. Every student will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of science related activities with a particular emphasis on practical investigation and the conclusions that can be drawn from it. We take great pride in preparing our learners for their future careers by promoting key skills such as team work, organisation and their ability to take part in complex discussion.  

During their 5 years at Tudor Grange Kingshurst students will follow a three-year pathway at Ks3 to provide them with broad content knowledge and understanding. In light of the turbulence in the past two years, students in year 9 will follow a bespoke learning pathway that aims to address any gaps in knowledge or skills from the previous two years whilst providing a secure foundation for GCSE. Our curriculum is designed to regularly revisit previous topics and encourage students to ‘delve deeper’ as they progress through their education; this enables students to retain a larger degree of information and apply their prior knowledge to new concepts.  

We are delighted to offer AQA A-level Biology as a post-16 course. Biology is one of the fastest growing scientific subjects due to the constant scientific advancements. A-Level Biology provides a broad base that prepares students for work and further education in the fields of Science, medicine, veterinary and many others. We invite prospective students to explore the sixth form area of our website.  

Key Stage 3- topics covered

Year 7 – Cells, Reproduction and Photosynthesis.

Year 8 – Health and nutrition, respiration and movements, ecosystems and microorganisms

Year 9 – Ecology, Our world and Cells

Key Stage 4

Course: GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy and GCSE Triple Science
Exam board:
AQA
Code:
Trilogy- 8464
          GCSE Biology – 8461
GCSE Chemistry – 8462
GCSE Physics – 8463

Year 10 topics 

  • Non-communicable diseases 
  • Infection and Response 
  • Plant reaction and transport 
  • Humans and the environment 

 Year 11 topics 

  • Homeostasis 
  • Reproduction 
  • DNA and Genetics 
  • Organisms and the environment. 

Key Stage 5

Course: AS Level and A Level Biology
Exam board:
AQA
Code:
AS – 7401
A level – 7402

Year 12

Topic 1 – Biological molecules
Topic 2 – Cells
Topic 3 – Organism’s exchange substances with their environment
Topic 4 –Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms
Topic 5: Energy transfers in and between organisms 

Year 13 

Topic 6- Organisms respond to changes in their internal and external environments
Topic 7 – Genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems
Topic 8 – The control of gene expression. 

Knowledge Organisers

Year 7 Knowledge Organisers

Year 8 Knowledge Organisers

Year 9 Knowledge organisers

Combined Biology Knowledge Organisers

AQA Bioenergetics Knowledge Organiser
AQA Cell Biology Knowledge Organiser
AQA Ecology Knowledge Organiser
AQA Homeostasis and Response Knowledge Organiser
AQA Infection and Response Knowledge Organiser
AQA Inheritance, Variation and Evolution Knowledge Organiser
AQA Organisation Knowledge Organiser

Triple Biology Knowledge Organisers

Topic 1 Cell Biology Revision Mat
Topic 2 Organisation Revision Mat
Topic 3 Infection and Response Revision Mat
Topic 4 Bioenergetics Revision Mat
Topic 5 Homeostasis and Response Revision Mat
Topic 6 Inheritance, Variation and Evolution Revision Mat
Topic 7 Ecology Revision Mat

Learning Journeys

Biology Learning Journeys