Year 11 Biology – Combined

Curriculum Modules

(combined science – AQA 8464)

What will my child be learning? What homework will they be set? How do I support my child?

Hormonal Coordination

·         Hormonal Control

·         Blood Glucose

·         Diabetes

·         Negative Feedback

·         Human Reproduction

·         Menstrual Cycle

·         Contraception

·         Infertility



The students are given a homework book, either higher tier or foundation tier based on their Kimberley School Target.

The students will be allocated pages to complete in this book for homework, which correspond to the lessons taught in class.

In addition, questions may be set covering the following areas:

·         Long answer questions.

·         Practical write-ups.

·         Revision & flashcards.


Key words




Help them revise using revision cards.


Help them revise from the classwork books.


Ensure they complete homework on time. Encourage them to ask their teachers for help if they are stuck



·         Types of Reproduction

·         Meiosis

·         DNA

·         Inheritance

·         Genetics

·         Inherited Disorders

·         Screening for Genetic Disorders


Variation and Evolution

·         Variation

·         Natural selection

·         Selective Breeding

·         Genetic Engineering

·         Ethics


Genetics and Evolution


·         Evidence for Evolution

·         Fossils

·         Extinction

·         Antibiotic Resistance

·         Classification


Adaptation, Interdependence, competition


·         Communities

·         Environment

·         Distribution

·         Competition

·         Adaptations


Organising an Ecosystem

·         Food Chains

·         Materials Cycling

·         The Carbon cycle


Biodiversity and Ecosystems

·         Human Population

·         Pollution

·         Deforestation

·         Global Warming

·         Biodiversity






Support/study guides available

Title Available from Approx. cost
CGP workbook, exam practice question and answers books. These books cover the whole course (Y10 and Y11) Purchase online through sQuid, and can be collected from Mr Murray in S9 £14 for combined science

£20 for triple science


AQA Biology for GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy. Higher/Foundation Workbook Provided by the Science Department for use in lass or at home Free
BBC Bitesize Key Stage 4 Free
Expert Guidance web site Free


Other ways in which parents/carers can help: