AQA GCSE Biology. Topic 1 – Cell biology

I have gone through the specification and these are the bits the examiners want you to know with links to my YouTube videos and other websites to help you understand any bits that are confusing. 

 

Whole topic summary video

Quick fire questions for this topic

 

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AQA Biology

1 –  Cell biology

Specification statement

 

These are the bits the exam board wants you to know, make sure you can do all of these…

Bits to help if you don’t understand

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Other places

I can describe the structure of a plant cell and explain the function of all the main parts

https://youtu.be/aM3ZfC1K6W8

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2x6rlqz

I can describe the structure of an animal cell and explain the function of all the main parts

https://youtu.be/FjF_PO7QVGg

I can describe the structure of a bacterial cell

https://youtu.be/404tQ7kLDg0

 

I can describe the size of different cells

 

 

I can describe and explain a range of specialised cells

 

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2fpqhpZ

I can explain cell differentiation

 

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2x6l1iI

I can describe how microscopy techniques have changed over time

 

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2fr7uuF

I can calculate magnification

https://youtu.be/v-KrUP3bu24

 

I can describe how bacteria divide

Biology only

 

 

I can describe how to prepare an uncontained culture of bacteria using aseptic technique

Biology only

 

 

I can describe the use of bacterial cultures grown on agar plates

Biology only

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TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2x79KyI

I can describe the location and function of chromosomes

 

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2w0hS2y

I can describe each stage in mitosis

https://youtu.be/-POimnbaHG0

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2wwUclK

I can define the term stem cell

 

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2f0EJE8

I can describe the function of stem cells in embryos, in adult cells and in plants

 

I can describe stem cell therapy

 

I can discuss the advantages and disadvantages that arise relating to the use of stem cells in medical treatment and ecology

 

 

I can define the term diffusion

 

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2h9Z5z9

 

Total Learn

http://bit.ly/2wGqSJE

I can recall which substances are moved by diffusion

 

I can describe the process of diffusion

 

I can explain how different factors affect diffusion

 

I can describe the advantage of having a large surface area to volume ratio and give examples

 

 

I can define the term osmosis

 

 

I can describe the process of osmosis

 

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2wj2C4Y

I can define the term active transport

 

TuitionKit

http://bit.ly/2wwUs4c

I can describe the process of active transport

 

I can give examples of active transport in action

 

2 –  Organisation

3 –  Infection and response

4 –  Bioenergetics

5 –  Homeostasis and response

6 –  Inheritance, variation and evolution

7 –  Ecology

 

 

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1 – Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

2 – Bonding, Structure and the Properties of Matter

3 – Quantitative Chemistry

4 – Chemical Changes

5 – Energy Changes

6 – The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change

7 – Organic Chemistry

8 – Chemical Analysis

9 – Chemistry of the Atmosphere

10 – Using Resources

 

 

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1 –  Energy

2 –  Electricity

3 –  Particle Model of Matter

4 –  Atomic Structure

5 –  Forces

6 –  Waves

7 –  Magnetism and Electromagnets

8 –  Space Physics