Assessment Criteria - Science (Biology) - Year 7

KS3 Level

Cell Structure

Human Reproduction

Variation

Interdependence

Projected KS4 Grades

5

Apply your knowledge of cell structure to explain how specialised cells are adapted to carry out their function.

Apply your knowledge from the variation topic to explain why the baby will look different to its mother.

Explain if your variation is an example of continuous or discontinuous variation

Apply your knowledge of predator prey relationships and explain what would happen if the predator population suddenly increases.

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4

Identify 3 examples of specialised cells and explain its function.

Explain how the fertilised egg develops into a baby.

Identify if your variation is an example of continuous or discontinuous variation

Compared the features of a predator and prey.

8

3

Explain the difference between a plant and an animal cell

Explain the important role the amniotic fluid and the placenta play in keeping the foetus alive.

Explain what would happen to the species over time

Explain how the animal’s behaviour helps it survive

7

2

Describe the role of the mitochondria and ribosomes, cell wall, vacuole and chloroplasts.

Explain how the sperm and the egg are adapted to carry out fertilisation

Explain why having variation in this adaptation is useful

Explain how the adaptations helps the organism’s survive

6

1

Describe the function of the cell membrane, cytoplasm and nucleus.

Explain what fertilisation is

Describe how the adaptation you have selected helps the organism survives in its habitat

Describe how the animal’s behaviour helps it survive

5

WT+

Identify mitochondria and ribosomes, cell wall, vacuole and chloroplasts

Describe the journey of the sperm and the egg before they meet

Identify an adaptation that would help your organism survive

Describe in detail the 3 adaptations for survival in its habitat

4

WT

Identify cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, in a typical plant and animal cell .

Describe where the sex cells are made and which parent makes the cell

Identify the sex cells needed to make a baby

Define the term variation

Define what the terms predator, prey, herbivore, omnivore, producer, consumer

3

WT-

State what the term adaptation means

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