Biology GCSE and Level 1/2 Certificate in Biology

Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: AQA 4401 or 8401 only

This course is suitable only for students studying single GCSE Biology with AQA (4401) or the AQA Certificate (IGCSE for UK schools/8401).  It is not suitable for those students studying AQA Science or Additional Science or Biology specifications with other exam boards.

During the week, the topics that are common to both specifications will be revised.  This will provide appropriate revision of key topic areas.  However, please note that there will be a few topics on each specification that will not be revised on this course.

The following topics will be covered:

  • How our bodies defend themselves against infectious diseases
  • The nervous system
  • Control in plants
  • Interdependence and adaptation
  • Energy and biomass in food chains
  • Waste materials from plants and animals
  • Genetic variation and its control
  • Evolution
  • Cells and cell structure
  • Diffusion, osmosis and active transport
  • Animals and plant organs
  • Photosynthesis
  • Distribution of organisms
  • Proteins and enzymes
  • Aerobic and anaerobic respiration
  • Cell division
  • Genetic variation
  • Genetic disorders
  • Speciation
  • Exchange systems in plants
  • The blood system and blood
  • Transport systems in plants
  • Homeostasis
  • Humans and their environment