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GCSE Biology

GCSE Biology

Dates Available

  • Week 1: Monday 28 March – Friday 1 April
  • Week 2: Monday 4 April – Friday 8 April
  • Week 3: Monday 11 April – Friday 15 April

Boards

Suitable for all exam boards

Length of Course

20 hours

Times

9.00am to 12.30pm or 1.00pm to 4.30pm daily

Topic 1 – Cell Biology: Cell types and cell structures. Microscopes. Culturing organisms. Stem cells. Therapeutic cloning. Mitosis. Meiosis. Cancer. Diffusion, osmosis and active transport.

Topic 2 – Organisation: Animal tissues, organ and organ systems. The heart. The lungs and the digestive system. Translocation and transpiration.

Topic 3 – Infection and Bioenergetics: Pathogens (plants and animals), disease, white blood cell defences, vaccination and monoclonal antibodies. Photosynthesis and respiration. Increasing photosynthesis. Anaerobic respiration. Response to exercise.

Topic 4 – Homeostasis and response: The human nervous system and reflexes. The brain and the eye. Control of body temperature and blood glucose. Glands of the body. The pituitary gland. The kidney. The menstrual cycle and contraception. Negative feedback. Plant hormones.

Topic 5 – Inheritance, variation, evolution and Ecology: DNA. Inheritance and inherited disorders. Genetic variation and evolution. Selective breeding. Genetic engineering of plants and animals. Resistance bacteria. Pyramids of biomass. Carbon cycle. Biodiversity. Deforestation and global warming. Food production.

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