OCR involves teachers in the development of new support materials to capture current teaching practices tailored to our new specifications. These support materials are designed to inspire teachers and facilitate different ideas and teaching practices. Each Scheme of Work and set of sample Lesson Plans is provided in Word format – so that you can use it as a foundation to build upon and amend the content to suit your teaching style and students’ needs.
The Scheme of Work and sample Lesson plans provide examples of how to teach this unit and the teaching hours are suggestions only. Some or all of it may be applicable to your teaching.
The Specification is the document on which assessment is based and specifies what content and skills need to be covered in delivering the course. At all times, therefore, this Support Material booklet should be read in conjunction with the Specification. If clarification on a particular point is sought then that clarification should be found in the Specification itself. References to the content statements for each lesson are given in the ‘Points to note’ column.
Sample Scheme of Work
GCSE 21st Century Science Biology A J243
Module B2: Keeping healthy
Lesson 1: Infectious disease
Suggested Teaching Time: 1 Hour
|Topic outline |Suggested teaching and homework activities |Suggested resources |Points to note |
|Learning objectives: |Brainstorm (either as a class or in small groups) a list of |Teachers can prepare lists of diseases on cards for students to |Links can be made between this lesson and your |
| |diseases. Sort them into three categories – genetic (link to |consider if they are lifestyle, genetic or infectious. If they are |schools PSHE program on sexual health by having some|
|Define the terms infectious disease and |B1), environmental/life-style (e.g. Mercury poisoning in |infectious which MO causes them? |students researching std’s such as HIV/aids, |
|lifestyle disease. |Minamato, Japan, heart disease), and infectious. Some diseases |Website NHS Choices |chlamydia, gonorrhoea, herpes and hepatitis. |
| |may come under more than one heading (e.g. cancer is caused by |Website Health Protection Agency |Specification links: |
|State the three main disease causing |genetics, environment and in the case or cervical cancer a |Website National Institute of Health (USA) |B2.1.1 Understand that symptoms of an infectious |
|micro-organisms and a disease they cause.|virus). |Website BBC Health |disease are caused by damage done to cells by the |
| |Define the term infectious disease in terms of micro-organisms | |microorganisms or the poisons (toxins) they produce.|
|Understand how micro-organisms cause |reproduction and the release of toxins. Brainstorm what types of| |B2.1.2 Understand why, in suitable conditions such |
|disease by reproduction and producing |micro-organisms cause different infectious disease e.g. | |as those inside a human body, microorganisms (e.g. |
|toxins. |tuberculosis – bacteria, measles – virus, athletes foot – fungus.|