AQA GCSE Biology

Subject content: 

  • Cell biology 
  • Organisation
  • Infection and response
  • Bioenergetics
  • Homeostasis and response
  • Inheritance, variation and evolution
  • Ecology
  • Key ideas
  • Course Units

    This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.  

    Fundamental biological concepts and principles  

    Students should have a basic understanding of the following biological principles and be able to apply them in either paper:  

    • The structure and functioning of cells and how they divide by mitosis and meiosis from sections Cell biology and Meiosis. 
    • That variation occurs when gametes fuse at fertilisation from section Sexual and asexual reproduction. 
    • The two essential reactions for life on Earth: photosynthesis and respiration from sections Photosynthetic reaction and Aerobic and anaerobic respiration. 
    • Metabolism is the sum of all the reactions happening in a cell or organism, in which molecules are made or broken down from section Metabolism. 
    • All molecules are recycled between the living world and the environment to sustain life from sectionHow materials are cycled.

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