Year 12 - Biology Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Unit 3 begins by covering basic chemistry. We then move on to cell organelles, which then leads on to the explanation of cellular processes, such as respiration and photosynthesis. Homeostasis is covered in detail, including the role played by hormones and nerves. Agents of disease and the bodies response is usually a highlight of the unit. It includes an external exam, and 4 SACs, which are usually analysis of practical investigations.

Unit 4 is primarily concerned with Genetics, and is found by students to be very interesting. Topics covered include the role of DNA, traditional genetics and inherited characteristics. More modern techniques of genetic engineering are covered in detail. Genetic disorders are explored and explained. Evolution of plants, animals and humans is discussed with a focus on Natural Selection. This unit includes an external exam, and 4 SACs, which are usually analysis of practical investigations. It is very interesting, but quite academic, and does include a very high work load.

 

RESOURCES AND EQUIPMENT

Nature of Biology text book
Year 12 Biology (Biozone)

 

“Biology was hard, but when I looked back I loved it”

“Biology really helped me to understand the world that I live in”

“I can’t believe how Biology, Chemistry and PE all tie in together!”

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