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Life Processes




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Life Processes and Living things

Life Processes and Living things

AQA GCSE Science Double Award SPECIFICATION B: Co-ordinated

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About Your Course

About Your Course

This is the first lesson of your Year 10 GCSE Biology Course. Science is worth two GCSEs from A*A*-DD at Higher level and from CC-GG at Foundation Level. We will discuss your tier of entry after the Y11 Mock exam.

Biology contributes 26 2/3% towards your final GCSE grade

20% of your final grade is an Coursework Investigatiom

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Modules you will study: [Y10]

Modules you will study: [Y10]

10.1: Cell Activity

10.2: Transport across Boundaries

10.3 Cell Division (Year 11)

10.4 Nutrition

10.5 Circulation

10.6 Breathing

10.7 Respiration

10.8 Nervous system

10.9 Homeostasis

10.11 Disease

10.13 Drugs

10.14 Plant Nutrition

10.15 Transport and Water Relations

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Modules you will study [Y11]

Modules you will study [Y11]

10.16 Variation

10.17 Genetics and DNA

10.18 Controlling Inheritance

10.19 Evolution

10.20 Adoption and Competition

10.21 Human impact on the environment

10.22 Energy and Nutrient transfer

10.23 Nutrient Cycles

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Lesson objectives

Lesson objectives

To recap the 7 Life Processes

To be able to start 10.1: Plant and Animal Cells

To understand the differences between plant and animals in terms of structure

To recall the functions of the different parts of plants and animal cells

To be able to show this in a visual form.

HT: To understand the term Mitochondria

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Life Processes

Life Processes

These can be remembered using the Mnemonic ‘’MRS NERG’’ or ‘’MES GREN’’

Movement- the ability to move from one place to another

Respiration – a chemical process that takes place in every living cell

Sensitivity – the ability to respond to your environment

Nutrition – turning food into energy

Excretion – getting rid of waste products

Reproduction – producing offspring

Growth- becoming larger in size

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Features of Cells

Features of Cells

There are 3 main parts that are common to both plants and Animal Cells. Organise these into the headings: Plant and Animal Cells and plant cells only.

Has a Nucleus

Has a Cell Wall

Has a Cell Membrane

Has a Cytoplasm

Plant Cells Plant and Animal Cells

Has a Vacule

Has Cholloroplasts


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