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Complete Biology for Cambridge Lower Secondary: Print and Online Student Book

Preparation for Cambridge Checkpoint - rises to challenges of Cambridge IGCSE®

Pam Large

Suitable for:  Cambridge Lower Secondary learners, aged 11-13

Price:  £30.99 +VAT

ISBN: 978-0-19-837951-5
Publication date: 17/03/2016
Pack: 256 pages

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Fully matched to the Cambridge Lower Secondary Biology syllabus, this rigorous Student Book prepares learners for both the Cambridge Checkpoint test and for the leap to IGCSE Science, introducing the principles of scientific enquiry, extension material and assessment practice from the outset.


  • Guide learners through the Cambridge Lower Secondary course and the Cambridge Checkpoint test, with resources that are matched to the syllabus and can be used for a two or three year curriculum
  • Build learners' confidence and track progress, using consolidation-focused activities and regular review sections, featuring Cambridge Checkpoint-style questions
  • Prepare learners for long-term assessment success using extension material and a section devoted to progression to Cambridge IGCSE
  • Encourage critical thinking and practical investigation, using engaging scientific enquiry sections, embedded throughout the course
  • Support all learners with a clear and appealing layout, accessible language and regular summaries of key information
  • Access resources anytime, anywhere, using an online platform that is compatible with PCs, Macs, iPads, tablets and more
  • Your first login to your Online Student Book is facilitated by a printed access card that will be sent to you in the mail. If you are unable to receive a printed access card, please contact us

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Table of Contents

Stage 7
1 Plants
1.1: Leaves, stems and roots
1.2: Enquiry: Questions, evidence and explanations
1.3: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
2 Humans
2.1: The human skeleton
2.2: Muscles and movement
2.3: Organ systems
2.4: The circulatory system
2.5: Studying the human body
2.6: Extension: Extending lives
2.7: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
3 Cells and organisms
3.1: The characteristics of living things
3.2: Microbes
3.3: Louis Pasteur
3.4: Enquiry: Testing predictions
3.5: Useful micro-organisms
3.6: Enquiry: Planning investigations
3.7: Harmful micro-organisms
3.8: Plant and animal cells
3.9: Specialised cells
3.10: Extension: Nerves
3.11: Tissues and organs
3.12: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
4 Living things in their environment
4.1: Adaptations
4.2: Food chains
4.3: Feeding ourselves
4.4: Changing the planet
4.5: Preventing extinction
4.6: Obtaining energy
4.7: Extension: Growing fuels
4.8: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
5 Variation and classification
5.1: Variation
5.2: Extension: Causes of variation
5.3: Species
5.4: Classification
5.5: Vertebrates
5.6: Types of plant
5.7: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
Stage 7 Review
Stage 8
6 Plants
6.1: Why we need plants
6.2: Enquiry: Asking scientific questions
6.3: Water and mineral salts
6.4: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
7 Diet
7.1: Food
7.2: Enquiry: Managing variables
7.3: A balanced diet
7.4: Deficiencies
7.5: Extension: Choosing foods
7.6: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
8 Digestion
8.1: The digestive system
8.2: Enzymes
8.3: Extension: Using enzymes
8.4: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
9 Circulation
9.1: Blood
9.2: Extension: Anaemia
9.3: Circulation
9.4: Enquiry: Identifying trends

9.5: Diet and fitness
9.6: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
10 Respiration and gas exchange
10.1: Lungs
10.2: Respiration and gas exchange
10.3: Extension: Anaerobic respiration
10.4: Smoking and lung damage
10.5: Enquiry: Communicating findings
10.6: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
11 Reproduction and foetal development
11.1: Adolescence
11.2: Reproductive system
11.3: Foetal development
11.4: Extension: Twins
11.5: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
12 Drugs and disease
12.1: Drugs
12.2: Disease
12.3: Extension: Defence against disease
12.4: Extension: Boosting your immunity
12.5: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
Stage 8 Review
Stage 9
13 Plants
13.1: Photosynthesis
13.2: Enquiry: Preliminary tests
13.3: Plant growth
13.4: Extension: Bioremediation
13.5: Flowers
13.6: Seed dispersal
13.7: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
10 Adaptation and survival
14.1: Adaptations
14.2: Extreme adaptations
14.3: Survival
14.4: Enquiry: Sampling techniques
14.5: Studying the natural world
14.6: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
15 Energy flow
15.1: Food webs
15.2: Energy flow
15.3: Decomposers
15.4: Changing populations
15.5: Facing extinction
15.6: Extension: Maintaining biodiversity
15.7: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
16 Human influences
16.1: Air pollution
16.2: Enquiry: How scientists work
16.3: Water pollution
16.4: Sustainable development
16.5: Review: Checkpoint-style questions
17 Variation and classification
Using keys
What makes us different?
Extension: Investigating inheritance
Selective breeding
Enquiry: Developing a theory
Darwin's theory of evolution
Using genes
Extension: Making living factories
Review: Checkpoint-style questions
Stage 9 Review
Reference pages

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