researching, I can describe the position and
function of the skeleton and major organs of
the human body and discuss what I need to do to
keep them healthy.
explored my senses and can discuss their
reliability and limitations in responding to
I know the
symptoms of some common diseases caused by
germs. I can explain how they are spread and
discuss how some methods of preventing and
treating disease benefit society.
comparing generations of families of humans,
plants and animals, I can begin to understand
how characteristics are inherited.
investigating some body systems and potential
problems which they may develop, I can make
informed decisions to help me to maintain my
health and wellbeing.
explored the structure and function of sensory
organs to develop my understanding of body
actions in response to outside conditions.
contributed to investigations into the role of
microorganisms in producing and breaking down
investigating the lifecycles of plants and
animals, I can recognise the different stages
of their development.
exploring the characteristics offspring inherit
when living things reproduce, I can distinguish
between inherited and non inherited
explored the structure and function of organs
and organ systems and can relate this to the
basic biological processes required to sustain
explored the role of technology in monitoring
health and improving the quality of life.
microscope, I have developed my understanding
of the structure and variety of cells and of
contributed to investigations into the
different types of microorganisms and can
explain how their growth can be controlled.
explored how the body defends itself against
disease and can describe how vaccines can
understand the processes of fertilisation and
embryonic development and can discuss possible
risks to the embryo.
extracted DNA and understand its function. I
can express an informed view of the risks and
benefits of DNA profiling.
explain how biological actions which take place
in response to external and internal changes
work to maintain stable body conditions.
investigation, I can explain how changes in
learned behaviour due to internal and external
stimuli are of benefit to the survival of
researching cell division, I can explain its
role in growth and repair and can discuss how
some cells can be used therapeutically.
taken part in practical activities which
involve the use of enzymes and microorganisms
to develop my understanding of their properties
and their use in industries.
debate the moral and ethical issues associated
with some controversial biological procedures.
investigation, I can compare and contrast how
different organisms grow and develop.
evaluation of a range of data, I can compare
sexual and asexual reproduction and explain
their importance for survival of species.
I can use
my understanding of how characteristics are
inherited to solve simple genetic problems and
relate this to my understanding of DNA, genes