Year 9 Biology – Combined
(combined science –
|What will my child be learning?||What homework will they be set?||How do I support my child?|
|· Health and Disease
· Causes of Disease
· Preventing infections
· Human Defence Responses
|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 he 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.
Preventing and Treating Disease
· Antibiotics and Painkillers
· Discovering Drugs
· Developing Drugs
· Diet and Exercise
· Alcohol and other carcinogens
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||www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize||Free|
|Expert Guidance web site||http://www.expertguidance.co.uk||Free|
Other ways in which parents/carers can help:
- Ensuring students complete homework on time – check ShowMyHomework regularly.
- Encouraging them to seek help if they are struggling.
- Supporting students to revise for end of chapter tests.
- Helping students to review tests to see where to improve and set targets to ensure progress