Key Stage 3: Biology
The study of Biology at key stage 3 has been divided into 4 units, taught across Year 7 and 8, with each unit further divided into teaching chapters with an overarching question or problem.
By selecting the teaching chapters from the options below, you can see the key scientific concepts that underpin the unit, as well as example questions that pupils can attempt by applying these ideas.
eg. It is possible to answer the question "Why will one substance be a solid but another a liquid at the same temperature?" by using the key ideas that all particles are attracted to one another, and particles will move faster the hotter they are, and some particles are more attractive than others.
B1: Cells & Organisation
- What are living things made of?
- How are substances moved into and out of cells?
- How are cells arranged to make living things?
- How do organisms get around?
- What happens to the food we eat?
B2: Reproduction & Inheritance
B3: Photosynthesis & Respiration
- What is photosynthesis?
- What's the difference between respiration and breathing?
- What factors affect the respiratory system?
Images taken from the AQA specifications for GCSE Biology (8461), GCSE Chemistry (8462), GCSE Physics (8463), and Combined Science: Trilogy (8464) Apr 2016.