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12/11/19

Excellent Behaviour displayed by these Year 7s today https://t.co/sabXgBn21z

12/11/19

A short clip of the boys being put through their paces! https://t.co/3BD31rBvs7

12/11/19

The girls session was a great success! High energy and fantastic effort from everyone https://t.co/0grVPkegin

12/11/19

They worked on their fitness as well as learnt some new boxing specific skills and techniques! https://t.co/xFTKX6vmK6

12/11/19

The boys taking part in their boxing session https://t.co/w4NTj5Q1FU

12/11/19

Thank you to our visiting boxing coach Sam Cox for running a fantastic two sessions this morning

12/11/19

Team building activities being lead by our PE team https://t.co/O0BbUppTk2

12/11/19

Wonderfully relaxing yoga sessions going on at the Academy this morning! https://t.co/TYzIpztCBL

12/11/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

Year 13 students from and are at today learning all about “the blue kite”, and Chinese history. Lots of interesting discussion points. https://t.co/g3ixtbqOpp

12/11/19

Year 10 girls are looking at the importance of a balanced diet working out the daily intake from some of the foods they eat. They are also looking at how reading helps wellbeing, whilst reading DNA. https://t.co/rWN78hxpsv

12/11/19

Year 7 groups settled at Spitalfields church for there speech and activity around the church. https://t.co/LiRATaRtqU

12/11/19

Year 9 form reps at a discussion on challenges facing young people in London. Deborah-Ruth and Dzastinas spoke excellently in front of an audience about exam stress combined with dangerous streets. https://t.co/TnwwHUNWI6

11/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

With the first half of the autumn term coming to a conclusion here is an overview of the successes from the last 6 weeks. https://t.co/EZpgL9vOvf

11/11/19

Retweetd From West Ham United Foundation

Fantastic to be able to host almost 20 schools this week for the Cup.... as well as being joined by some familiar faces 👀 https://t.co/DGSMfupPJv

11/11/19

Retweetd From Newham London

Chobham Academy - From Monday 11 November Cheering Lane will become a pedestrian and cycle only zone at school drop-off and pick-up times. This is between 8 - 9am and 2.30 - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday during term time only. https://t.co/3WoTdwDx9h https://t.co/PfJiribT4Y

11/11/19

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Well done to the year 10 football team for a thrilling 9-1 victory yesterday in the London cup as they progress to the last 32 schools of the competition. https://t.co/NKXGHRkYL3

11/11/19

Retweetd From Newham London

Remember the starts this morning at . https://t.co/3WoTdwDx9h https://t.co/nnc0vIuqvI

07/11/19

Our Sixth Form Open Evening for admission in September 2020 takes place on Wednesday 13th November. The evening will begin at 4.30pm for students who are currently studying at Chobham Academy in Year 11. We invite external applicants to arrive at 5.30pm.

07/11/19

Retweetd From Matt Simmons

Absolutely thrilled to have started delivering a bespoke design challenge at yesterday with fab teacher John, in partnership with https://t.co/Yay9BBKcmk

07/11/19

Retweetd From 15billionebp

A pleasure to kick off this year’s mentoring with Year 10 prefects from this morning explored values with mentees and helped set some targets 🎯 https://t.co/UXJokX1a7D

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Biology

A Level Biology (OCR)

Aims

To encourage learners to:

  • develop essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other
  • develop and demonstrate a deep appreciation of the skills, knowledge and understanding of scientific methods
  • develop competence and confidence in a variety of practical, mathematical and problem solving skills
  • develop their interest in and enthusiasm for the subject, including developing an interest in further study and careers associated with the subject
  • understand how society makes decision about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society (as exemplified in ‘How Science Works’ (HSW)).

Overview

Content Overview

Assessment Overview

Content is split into six teaching modules:

Module 1 – Development of practical skills in biology

  • Practical skills assessed in a written examination
  • Practical skills assesses in the practical endorsement

Module 2 – Foundations in biology

  • Cell structure
  • Biological molecules
  • Nucleotides and nucleic acids
  • Enzymes
  • Biological membranes
  • Cell division, cell diversity and cellular organisation

Module 3 – Exchange and transport

  • Exchange surfaces
  • Transport in animals
  • Transport in plants

Module 4 – Biodiversity, evolution and disease

  • Communicable diseases, disease prevention and the immune system
  • Biodiversity
  • Classification and evolution

Module 5 – Communication, homeostasis and energy

  • Communication and homeostasis
  • Excretion as an example of homeostatic control
  • Neuronal communication
  • Hormonal communication
  • Plant and animal responses
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration

Module 6 – Genetics, evolution and ecosystems

  • Cellular control
  • Patterns of inheritance
  • Manipulating genomes
  • Cloning and biotechnology
  • Ecosystems
  • Populations and sustainability.

Biological processes

(01)

100 marks

2 hour 15 minutes written paper

37% of total A level

Biological diversity

(02)

100 marks

2 hour 15 minutes written paper

37% of total A level

Unified biology

(02)

70 marks

1 hour 30 minutes written paper

26% of total A level

Practical Endorsement in biology

(04)

(non exam assessment)

Reported separately

Component 01 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 3 and 5.

Component 02 assesses content from modules 1, 2, 4 and 6.

Component 03 assesses content from all modules (1 to 6).