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21/06/19

Retweetd From Zoe Hardie

Been talking to students all morning about jobs in arts and charities, what it’s like and a load of other things like climate change and politics, and now convinced that 17 year olds are basically the best https://t.co/y7sMlihSoO

21/06/19

Retweetd From Trudy Sharam

What a great morning I’ve had at today. Speaking to Year 10 & 12 about my career path from school to now. The challenges I’ve faced. What it’s like working for and working in the world of media & tech. https://t.co/mTfj73P2rd

21/06/19

Careers Event Student Quotes https://t.co/0It0Dl9vUS

21/06/19

...The students are so passionate and they have really made me think today about what more my company can offer young people and the skills that we can help them to develop. https://t.co/tuCtNbZJUB

21/06/19

Sarah Whitaker – Global - I wish that there had been events like this when I was their age. I am so impressed by how focused they all are.... https://t.co/YCT3GfXZIU

21/06/19

....I really do feel inspired just by talking to such a variety of companies and actually realising that next year I will be going to uni – so I have to get organised! https://t.co/e3DMNCDjna

21/06/19

Mariya:I spoke with the London College of Fashion for an hour! They explained how important it is for me to get work experience in order to build my portfolio to ensure that I am a strong candidate for which ever pathway I choose.... https://t.co/1kkzNzYHQg

21/06/19

Aleandro: This event has really inspired me as it has given me a better and more focused idea of what I want to do in future. I spoke with the ITV about how important it is to make decisions now and it has really got me thinking about alternative pathways such as apprenticeships https://t.co/esa2LkCSs7

21/06/19

Students at Chobham Academy meeting employers from business across London https://t.co/lf6h6pCdaO

21/06/19

Chobham Academy Careers networking event https://t.co/JOvOmYoBLq

21/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

The year 7 football inter-house has just started with all 8 tutor groups entering a mixed boys and girls squad ⚽️ https://t.co/2BWuDxZc0o

21/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

A massive thank you to for hosting this afternoon with the Summer Games preparation. https://t.co/9RARl27ZRW

21/06/19

Retweetd From Peter Huntley

Heading to Chobham Academy to speak about working in theatre. https://t.co/mOu9bHMLlU

21/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

What an evening of year 7 football! After all group stage, 1/4 final & semi final fixtures have been played. It is down to the final on Monday between 7H6 & 7A1. Who will take home the 1000 pillar points & their tutor groups name on the inter-house shield? ⚽️🏆 https://t.co/XxwweQYZaA

20/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

A mixture of year 9,10 & 6th form students have made their way down to Stratford to take part in the Summer games 🏋️‍♀️💪 https://t.co/IqOt9ltd7t

20/06/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

With the first round of the Summer games completed the students have started their second round of timed group circuits. 🏋️‍♀️💪 https://t.co/uml9aHXHNI

20/06/19

After debating fantastically at the English Speaking Union’s debating competition yesterday, Chobham debate team is through to the national finals next month. Good luck team! https://t.co/DC0n9Jw62Q

19/06/19

This years Academy musical, School of Rock is nearly upon us! 3/4th July, 18:00. Tickets available from secondary reception, £2 students and £3 for adults.

18/06/19

Give seedlings and plants a nitrogen boost by stirring leftover coffee grounds into the soil or also can mix it into your watering can. It acts as a plant's CPR! Leftover coffee grounds can also be used in vegetable garden for fertilizer and to repel insects.

18/06/19

Retweetd From Study with UWTSD

Hello there! If you are at the East London UCAS exhibition today, come over for a chat and pick up a prospectus at stand 126. We'd love to see you at an open day too. Join us & enjoy learning more : https://t.co/dvRsqvuYDk https://t.co/mDLL7lmVzu

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Biology

Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.
Stephen Hawking

Biology gives students the chance to gain a good understanding of:

  • The biology of the human body
  •  Interaction between organisms
  • Evolution and the environment.

The specification integrates the principles of 'How Science Works' throughout the units and in the controlled assessment. The course helps put Biology in the context of students' everyday lives with topics ranging from 'Keeping healthy' to 'Humans and their environment'.

The specification is based on a series of topics related to the living world and relevant to students. It is designed to help them understand how Biology can be used to explain the world in which they live and the impact humans have on the environment.

Key Stage 3

Biology is taught through Science lessons at KS3.

Please see the Science page here.

Key Stage 4

During the first few weeks we run an induction where we develop the students’ scientific skills.

Unit 1 (Begins in Year 9)

  • Keeping healthy
  • Nerves and hormones
  • Use and abuse of drugs
  • Interdependence and adaptation
  • Energy in food chains and decay
  • Waste materials from plants and animals
  • Genetic variations and control
  • Evolution

Unit 2 (Studied in Year 10)

  • Cells and simple cell transport
  • Tissues, organs and organ systems
  • Photosynthesis
  • Organisms and their environment
  • Proteins – functions and uses
  • Respiration
  • Cell division and inheritance
  • Speciation

Unit 3 (Triple Science) (Studied in Y10 and Y11)

  • Movement into and out of cells
  • Kidney/excretion
  • Microbes
  • Heart and blood transport
  • Humans and the environment
  • ISA – Assessed practical examination

This unit is assessed by Controlled Assessment. It is worth 25% of the total marks and consists of a minimum of one practical investigation based on topics in the specification.

Students will be prepared for this examination in lessons and will sit the exam during lesson time.

Independent Learning termly tasks and deadlines:

Weekly ILT tasks to include research, presentations, examination questions, concept maps, preparation for debates and practical write-ups, there will be extended writing tasks included in the scheme of work, students will be encouraged to use the internet and library for research tasks.

Key Stage 5

Overview of course (LTP)

F211: Cells, Exchange and Transport [30% of the AS; 15% of the A2]

• Cells

• Exchange and Transport

F212: Molecules, Biodiversity, Food and Health [50% of the AS; 25% of the A2]

• Biological Molecules

• Enzymes

• Biodiversity and Classification

• Variation, Adaptation and Evolution

• Human Interactions

F214: Communications, Homeostasis and Energy [30% of the AS; 15% of the A2]

• Communication

• Nerves and Hormones

• Excretion

• Photosynthesis and Respiration

F215: Control, Genomes and Environment [50% of the AS; 25% of the A2]

• Cellular Control

• Biotechnology

• Ecosystems and Sustainability

• Responding to the Environment

F213/6: Practical skills in Biology  (Assessed practical examinations) [15% of the AS and 15% of the A2]

Qualitative task (10 marks)

Quantitative task (15 marks)

Evaluative task (15 marks)

 

Independent Learning termly tasks and deadlines:

Weekly ILT tasks to include pre-reading tasks, research, presentations, examination questions, concept maps, essays and revision tasks.

Students must also provide evidence of independent learning via their own notes and extended reading such as articles from journals and scientific magazine/editorials.

Useful Resources

KEY STAGE 4 SPECIFICATION:

AQA Examination board

Can form part of the Core and Additional Science course or separate science courses (GCSE Biology)

 

The examinations are linear – there are no January modules and the first result obtained counts.

Exams will be sat at the end of year 11 in most cases, some students may sit exams at the end of year 10

KEY STAGE 5 SPECIFICATION:

OCR exam board

Students are expected to undertake at least 5 hours of independent study per week.  Students are encouraged to go to museums and arrange other visits which will help broaden subject understanding.

Staff are happy to support students to extend and challenge their ideas and there will be a series of Christmas lectures for students to see ideas presented beyond the scope of their specification.

 

 

 

 

 

Extra Curricular

Links with Kings College London University and Imperial University would ensure all students will spend at least a day participating in outreach activities. These activities are linked directly to the specification and allow students hand on experience with equipment and techniques they would otherwise only discuss in theory.

STEM ambassadors and mentoring will allow students to have a glimpse of how Biology is used in the workplace.

Museum trips

Weekly Science Club at Chobham where students can support younger children’s learning

Preparation for entrance to Medical school

Guest lecturers

Christmas lectures