Overview of Key Stage 4 Curriculum
At Key Stage 4, Biology is taught as two different specifications, depending on the girls’ ability. Girls following the Certificate in Biology course (iGCSE) will study a variety of topics in detail. These include: Energy in Ecosystems; Cells, Cell Biochemistry & Enzymes; Breathing, Respiration, Circulation; Nervous Coordination and homeostasis; Defence Against Disease; Photosynthesis, Environmental Change & Distribution of Organisms; and Genetic Manipulation, Classification & Evolution.
Girls following the Additional Science course will study Chemistry and Physics alongside their Biology coursework and will be awarded 2 GCSEs. Topics in this course include: Energy in Ecosystems; Coordination & Control; Keeping Healthy, Medicine & Drugs; Variation, Reproduction & New Technology Evolution; Cells, Tissues & Organs; Photosynthesis; Enzymes, Respiration; Inheritance; and Old & New Species – Fossil Evidence.