Biology B Specification - OCR

This is the exam specification for 2011 - anyone doing a biology exam should take a look at it, it covers the information you need for the exam and additional information you might need.

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GATEWAY SCIENCE SUITE
GCSE BIOLOGY B
ACCREDITED SPECIFICATION
J263
VERSION 1
MARCH 2011

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Welcome to GCSE Sciences 2011
Thousands of teachers already unleash the joy of science with OCR.
a few good reasons to
work with ocr
· You can enjoy the freedom and excitement of teaching
science qualifications which have been developed to help
you inspire students of all abilities.
· We've built specifications with you in mind, using a
clear and easy-to-understand format, making them Here's how to
straightforward for you to deliver.…read more

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SUPPORTING YOU ALL THE WAY
Our aim is to help you at every stage and we work in close consultation with
teachers and other experts to provide a practical package of high quality
resources and support.
Our support materials are designed to save you time while you prepare for
and teach our new specifications. In response to what you have told us
we are offering detailed guidance on key topics, controlled assessment
and curriculum planning.…read more

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GATEWAY SCIENCE SUITE
Science in Action
Understand the questions that science can answer. Unpick the scientific concepts and
investigate their familiar applications through active learning.
Our Gateway Science Suite gives you and your students: KEY FEATURES
t an emphasis on getting more involved in the t Flexible assessments, which can be carried out at
learning process through a variety of interesting the end of the course or at times during the course
activities and experiences, identifying links to when students' understanding is at its best.…read more

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GCSE BIOLOGY B
KEY FEATURES
GCSE Biology B aims to give students opportunity to:
t develop their interest in, and enthusiasm for, biology
t develop a critical approach to scientific evidence and methods
t acquire and apply skills, knowledge and understanding of
how science works and its essential role in society
t acquire scientific skills, knowledge and understanding
necessary for progression to further learning.
GCSE Biology B provides distinctive and relevant experience for students
who wish to progress to Level 3 qualifications.…read more

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PROGRESSION PATHWAYS IN SCIENCE
Science
A Levels
KS4
Vocational Science
Subjects
IGCSE
KS3
Curriculum
This could be a progression route This could be a progression route Alternative qualification options
along a particular curriculum however students would require
pathway. (Stage, not age pathways) additional support.
* Offered as
Science, Additional Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.…read more

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OCR GCSE in Biology B J263
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QN 600/1168/3 © OCR 2011 GCSE Biology B…read more

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Contents
1 Introduction to the Gateway Suite 5
2 Introduction to GCSE Biology B 6
2.1 Overview of OCR GCSE Biology B 6
2.2 What is new in OCR GCSE Biology B? 7
2.3 Guided learning hours 7
3 Content of GCSE Biology B 8
3.1 Summary of content 8
3.2 Layout of teaching items 9
3.3 Fundamental Scienti¿c Processes 10
3.4 Module B1: Understanding Organisms 12
3.5 Module B2: Understanding Our Environment 28
3.6 Module B3: Living And Growing 44
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Contents
6 Support for GCSE Biology B 127
6.1 Free support and training from OCR 127
6.2 OCR endorsed resources 128
6.3 Training 129
6.4 OCR support services 130
7 Access to GCSE Biology B 131
7.1 Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) information relating to GCSE Biology B 131
7.2 Arrangements for candidates with particular requirements 131
8 Administration of GCSE Biology B 132
8.1 Availability of assessment 132
8.2 Making entries 132
8.3 Terminal rule 134
8.4 Unit and quali¿cation re-sits 134
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Contents
Appendix A: Guidance for the production of electronic controlled 138
assessment
Appendix B: Mathematics skills for GCSE science qualiÀcations 140
Appendix C: Physical quantities and units 141
Appendix D: Health and safety 142
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