AQA GCSE Biology. Topic 4 – Bioenergetics

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. 

 

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1 –  Cell biology

2 –  Organisation

3 –  Infection and response

4 –  Bioenergetics

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 recall the word and symbol equation for photosynthesis

 

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I can describe the transfer of energy in photosynthesis

 

I can explain how different factors affect the rate of photosynthesis. Including temperature, light intensity, carbon dioxide concentration and the amount of chlorophyll

 

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I can explain that more than one factor may be limiting the rate of photosynthesis

Higher tier only

 

I can explain the graphs showing how a limiting factor will affect the rate of photosynthesis

Higher tier only

 

I can describe what the glucose produced in photosynthesis can be used for

 

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I can recall the respiration is an exothermic reaction

 

 

I can recall the word and symbol equation for respiration

 

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I can describe the process of aerobic respiration; in regard to oxygen, the products and the amount of energy

 

 

I can describe the process of anaerobic respiration; in regard to oxygen, the products and the amount of energy

 

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I can describe what an organism needs energy for

 

I can recall the equation for anaerobic respiration

 

I can recall the equation for anaerobic respiration in plants and yeast cells

 

I can explain the importance of anaerobic respiration in plants and yeast cells for the food industry

 

 

I can recall the need for energy during exercise

 

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I can describe the effect of exercise on the body

 

I can define the term oxygen debt

 

I can explain how an oxygen debt can be repaid

Higher tier only

 

I can define the term metabolism

 

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I can explain the role of sugars; amino acids; fatty acids; glycerol; carbohydrates; proteins and lipids

 

 

I can describe the use of energy in the synthesis of new molecules

 

 

I can describe the conversion of glucose to starch, glycogen and cellulose

 

 

I can describe the formation of lipids from glycerol and fatty acids

 

 

I can describe the synthesis of proteins from amino acids

 

 

I can describe the synthesis of amino acids from glucose and nitrate ions

 

 

I can describe the breakdown of proteins, forming urea

 

 

5 –  Homeostasis and response

6 –  Inheritance, variation and evolution

7 –  Ecology

 

 

AQA Chemistry

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

 

 

AQA Physics

1 –  Energy

2 –  Electricity

3 –  Particle Model of Matter

4 –  Atomic Structure

5 –  Forces

6 –  Waves

7 –  Magnetism and Electromagnets

8 –  Space Physics