Assessment Criteria - Science (Biology) - Year 8

KS3 Level

Digestive System

Genes and Evolution

Respiration and Movement

Photosynthesis

Projected KS4 Grades

1 

Apply scientific content from other topics to explain digestion is linked to other topics.

Explain in detail the importance of evolution in the survival of a species

Included relevant information from other topics which links to the context of fitness or how the body changes when we exercise

Draw graphs to represent how different factors can affect the rate of photosynthesis and give detailed explanation as to what the graphs show.

9

5

Explained how food is digested, absorbed and transported to the cells

Apply Scientific content above to an unfamiliar example

Explained how lactic acid is removed after exercise

Draw graphs to represent how different factors can affect the rate of photosynthesis and give basic explanation as to what the graphs show.

8

4

Explain in detail the breakdown of Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins by enzymes.

Explain what will happen to the population over time

Compared aerobic and anaerobic respiration
Explained the role of ligaments, cartilage and tendons

Explained how the plant is adapted to carry out different jobs in different locations.

7

3

Explain how enzymes aid digestion

Explain the link between breeding and passing on the characteristic

Explained how the useful product of respiration is used
Explained the changed to breathing rate and heart rate during exercise

Explained the main purpose of photosynthesis and how the useful product is used in the plant.

6

2

Explain what enzymes are classified as and how they work

Explain how the adaptation helps it survive

Described where the reactants come from in aerobic respiration
Described how the waste products are removed from the body

Describe the factors which affect the rate of photosynthesis

5

1

Described the role of each organ is the digestion of food

Describe what how the population is displaying variation in the adaptation.

Described the importance of the skeletal system
Described the changed to breathing rate and heart rate during exercise

Described where the plants gets the reactants and how it removes waste product

4

WT+

Named the food groups in the cheese sandwich

Identify the adaptation which is needed for survival

Stated the word equation for aerobic and anaerobic respiration
Stated the importance of joints to exercise

Identified the reactants and products for photosynthesis

3  

WT

Named most of the organs of the digestive system, using keywords.

Included all 4 stages of natural selection shown above

Correctly stated any information linked to the respiration or movement topics

Identified what plants need to survive and the energy source

WT-

 

1

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