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Rushden Community
College
Year 11 Science
B2b Unit of Work Test
This assessment is designed to test your ability to:
Recall facts and formulae (remember what you have learned),
Apply knowledge (use your knowledge to answer questions in a
way you have not done before),
Answer questions scientifically,
For all science tests you must have your own,
Pen, pencil and ruler,
Calculator,
You may require a protractor
Higher Tier (Grades A* C)
Foundation Tier (Grades C G)
Take note of the marks awarded for each question,
Answer all questions on lined paper,
Include your Name, Form and Science Teacher on the paper,
Show your working,
Time allowed ­ 40 minutes
Total Marks ­ 45
Question 1
The diagram shows some of the organs which help to keep conditions constant inside our
bodies.

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Which of the organs on the diagram:
(i) produces sweat ......................................
(ii) produces urea .........................................
(iii) produces urine .......................................
(iv) stores urine? ...........................................
(4 marks)
(b) Explain why we should drink more water on a hot day than on a cold day.
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Question 2
The diagram shows a sperm cell.…read more

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Use words from the box to name parts A, B and C.
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B .............................................................
C .............................................................
(3 marks)
(b) The sperm is a male gamete. It swims towards the female gamete.
Write down two ways in which the structure of the sperm helps it to swim.
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(2 marks)
(c) (i) What happens when a male gamete meets a female gamete?
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(1 mark)
(ii) What type of reproduction is this?
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Question 5
The diagram shows some stages in sexual reproduction in humans.
(a) The box for the woman shows her chromosomes.
On the diagram write the sex chromosomes which should be in the empty boxes
(3 marks)
(b) The child has inherited cystic fibrosis from its parents
Neither parent has cystic fibrosis.
Explain as fully as you can how the child has inherited cystic fibrosis.
(To gain full marks for this question you should write your ideas in good English.…read more

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Question 6
The diagram shows one of the experiments performed by a scientist called Mendel in the
1850s. He bred pea plants which had different coloured pea seeds.
(a) Use words from the box to help you to explain the results of this experiment.
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(b) Mendel explained these results in terms of inherited factors.
(i) What do we now call inherited factors?
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