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AQA Biology Topic 1 - Cell Biology





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

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

 • I can describe the structure of a bacterial cell 

 • I can describe the size of different cells 

 • I can describe and explain a range of specialised cells 

 • I can explain cell differentiation 

 • I can describe how microscopy techniques have changed over time 

 • I can calculate magnification 

 • I can describe how bacteria divide. Biology only 

 • I can describe how to prepare an uncontaminated culture of bacteria using aseptic technique. Biology only 

 • I can describe the use of bacterial cultures grown on agar plates. Biology only 

 • I can describe the location and function of chromosomes 

 • I can describe each stage in mitosis 

 • I can define the term stem cell 

 • 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 

• 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 

• I can define the term active transport 

• I can describe the process of active transport 

• I can give examples of active transport in action