SKE Lead

Tricia Lindo-Helligar

I have taught Science for over 15 years in the United Kingdom and have gained experience within four different secondary schools. During these 15 years I have led on aspects of the science curriculum, ranging from developing and managing BTEC courses, Cambridge National Courses in Science, key stage three and Biology (triple science) Curriculums.

Over the last 7 years I have predominantly taught Biology to Triple Scientists and Key Stage four students at The Morley Academy. Students have consistently performed in the top 125 schools in the country under my leadership as Deputy Director of Science at this World Class school.

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Programme Structure

Secondary Phase

Module 1 – this is the core module which will run for 8 weeks and covers the following units of work geared towards KS4:

  • Unit 1- Biology and Cells Structure and Function
  • Unit 2 -Digestion & Circulation
  • Unit 3- Plants
  • Unit 4- Health
  • Unit 5- Co-ordination and Control
  • Unit 6 -Ecosystem
  • Unit 7-Genetics
  • Unit 8- Evolution

Module 2 – This module will run for 4 weeks and entails:

The working scientific skills and mathematical skills that students are expected to master at KS4:

  • Unit 1- Calculating mean, percentage change and percentages etc.
  • Unit 2- Plotting and drawing graphs
  • Unit 3 Describing graphs
  • Unit 4 Analysing and evaluating graphs

Module 3 – KS3- focussed on developing your non-specialist sciences to KS3 standard.

This will include the following units and will run for 4 weeks:

  • Unit 1- Overview of the KS3 programme of study and knowledge audit
  • Unit 2- KS3 Cells, Organisms
  • Unit 3- KS3 Inheritance and Ecology
  • Unit 4- Working Scientific skills in Biology at KS3

Module 4 – This module is geared towards learning and understanding the topics taught at A level Biology and is divided into Units of work.

  • Unit 1- Biological Molecule and Cells
  • Unit 2 – Plant Structures and Adaptations
  • Unit 3- Transport Systems & Energy for Biological Processes
  • Unit 4 – Infections and Disease
  • Unit 5- The Human Body
  • Unit 6- Inheritance and Evolution
  • Unit 7 -The Natural World
  • Unit 8- Genetics

Secondary Phase – you are expected to complete 25 hours of self-study each week, which will include tasks and assessments for each unit of work.

Delivery and Assessment

The programme is delivered through online and face to face sessions (tutorials).

Assessments will be 60 mins to 120 mins in length and will include mini tasks, evaluative tasks, research and readings. There will also be an opportunity to reflect on the key ideas learnt in each unit of work. Each submission of assessment will receive detailed and clear feedback outlining professional knowledge, strength and areas to develop further over the remainder of the course.

“ I really enjoyed learning a range of topics within the Biology curriculum and working with a subject expert. ”

Modules

Module 1 – this is the core module which will run for 8 weeks and covers the following units of work geared towards KS4:

  • Unit 1- Biology and Cells Structure and Function
  • Unit 2 -Digestion & Circulation
  • Unit 3- Plants
  • Unit 4- Health
  • Unit 5- Co-ordination and Control
  • Unit 6 -Ecosystem
  • Unit 7-Genetics
  • Unit 8- Evolution

Module 2 – This module will run for 4 weeks and entails:

The working scientific skills and mathematical skills that students are expected to master at KS4:

  • Unit 1- Calculating mean, percentage change and percentages etc.
  • Unit 2- Plotting and drawing graphs
  • Unit 3 Describing graphs
  • Unit 4 Analysing and evaluating graphs

Module 3 – KS3- focussed on developing your non-specialist sciences to KS3 standard.

This will include the following units and will run for 4 weeks:

  • Unit 1- Overview of the KS3 programme of study and knowledge audit
  • Unit 2- KS3 Cells, Organisms
  • Unit 3- KS3 Inheritance and Ecology
  • Unit 4- Working Scientific skills in Biology at KS3

Module 4 – This module is geared towards learning and understanding the topics taught at A level Biology and is divided into Units of work.

  • Unit 1- Biological Molecule and Cells
  • Unit 2 – Plant Structures and Adaptations
  • Unit 3- Transport Systems & Energy for Biological Processes
  • Unit 4 – Infections and Disease
  • Unit 5- The Human Body
  • Unit 6- Inheritance and Evolution
  • Unit 7 -The Natural World
  • Unit 8- Genetics

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