Senior Biology - Animal Behaviour & Biological Validity

  • Posted on: 30 January 2020
  • By: MattiasWieland
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This class will combine Level 7 & 8 Biology. You will be able to create your own learning programme supported by Education Perfect, workbooks and individual mentoring. In each lesson, I will be spending about 45min teaching content on a particular topic.

On Tuesdays, I will focus predominantly on Level 8 Biology with content relevant for a particular standard. In 3.1, this will be Animal Behaviour as we look at:

- Biological clocks and Photoperiodism
- Orientation in space
- Growth responses
- Interspecific relationships (Mutualism, Predator-Prey interactions and parasitism)
- Intraspecific relationships (Competition and Cooperation)

There is an external assessment associated with this content worth 4 credits.

On Thursdays, I will focus predominantly on Level 7 Biology with content relevant for a particular standard. In 3.1, this will be Biological Validity as we analyse various published information on topics including:

- Vaccination
- 1080
- Nutrition and Diets

A book recommended for this standard is Bad Science by Ben Goldacre.

There is an internal assessment associated with this content worth 4 credits.

Note that the sessions are designed to be interesting and relevant to all students and will contain information that is helpful for other standards too. Whilst you are recommended to work on the standards mentioned above, you can choose to work on other standards during the block as well.

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