Biological Systems

Early Level

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SCN 0-12a
I can identify my senses and use them to explore the world around me.
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First Level

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SCN 1-12a
By 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.
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SCN 1-12b
I have explored my senses and can discuss their reliability and limitations in responding to the environment.
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SCN 1-13a
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.
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SCN 1-14a
By comparing generations of families of humans, plants and animals, I can begin to understand how characteristics are inherited.
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Second Level

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SCN 2-12a
By 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.
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SCN 2-12b
I have explored the structure and function of sensory organs to develop my understanding of body actions in response to outside conditions.
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SCN 2-13a
I have contributed to investigations into the role of microorganisms in producing and breaking down some materials.
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SCN 2-14a
By investigating the lifecycles of plants and animals, I can recognise the different stages of their development.
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SCN 2-14b
By exploring the characteristics offspring inherit when living things reproduce, I can distinguish between inherited and non inherited characteristics.

Third Level

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SCN 3-12a
I have explored the structure and function of organs and organ systems and can relate this to the basic biological processes required to sustain life.
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SCN 3-12b
I have explored the role of technology in monitoring health and improving the quality of life.
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SCN 3-13a
Using a microscope, I have developed my understanding of the structure and variety of cells and of their functions.

SCN 3-13b
I have contributed to investigations into the different types of microorganisms and can explain how their growth can be controlled.
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SCN 3-13c
I have explored how the body defends itself against disease and can describe how vaccines can provide protection.
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SCN 3-14a
I understand the processes of fertilisation and embryonic development and can discuss possible risks to the embryo.
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SCN 3-14b
I have extracted DNA and understand its function. I can express an informed view of the risks and benefits of DNA profiling.
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Fourth Level

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SCN 4-12a
I can explain how biological actions which take place in response to external and internal changes work to maintain stable body conditions.
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SCN 4-12b
Through investigation, I can explain how changes in learned behaviour due to internal and external stimuli are of benefit to the survival of species.
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SCN 4-13a
By researching cell division, I can explain its role in growth and repair and can discuss how some cells can be used therapeutically.
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SCN 4-13b
I have 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.
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SCN 4-13c
I can debate the moral and ethical issues associated with some controversial biological procedures.
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SCN 4-14a
Through investigation, I can compare and contrast how different organisms grow and develop.
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SCN 4-14b
Through evaluation of a range of data, I can compare sexual and asexual reproduction and explain their importance for survival of species.
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SCN 4-14c
I can use my understanding of how characteristics are inherited to solve simple genetic problems and relate this to my understanding of DNA, genes and chromosomes.