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Edexcel GCSE Biology Topic 7 - Animal Coordination Control And Homeostasis





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 • I can describe the parts of the endocrine system and how they work together

 • I can describe the importance of the pituitary gland

 • I can identify the locations of the pituitary gland; pancreas; thyroid; adrenal gland; ovary and testes

 • I can identify the targets of the pituitary gland; pancreas; thyroid; adrenal gland; ovary and testes

 • I can identify the products of the pituitary gland; pancreas; thyroid; adrenal gland; ovary and testes

 • I can explain the role and regulation of adrenaline in the body Higher tier only

 • I can explain the role and regulation of thyroxine in the body Higher tier only

 • I can describe the roles of the different hormones in the menstrual cycle

 • I can describe the roles of the different hormones in puberty

 • I can describe ovulation

 • I can describe the role of testosterone

 • I can describe the interaction between FSH, LH and oestrogen in the menstrual cycle Higher tier only

 • I can describe different method of contraception, including hormonal and non–hormonal methods

 • I can explain different method of contraception, including hormonal and non–hormonal methods

 • I can describe the need for treatment for infertility Higher tier only

 • I can explain the process of IVF Higher tier only

 • I can evaluate the positive and negative effects of IVF Higher tier only

 • I can define the term homoeostasis

 • I can explain the need for homoeostasis within the context of the human body, including; blood glucose, temperature and water

 • I can define thermoregulation Biology only

 • I can define osmoregulation Biology only

 • I can explain how thermoregulation works Biology only

 • I can describe how blood glucose concentration is monitored

 • I can explain what happens when blood glucose is too high

 • I can describe how insulin controls blood glucose levels

 • I can describe the cause, symptoms and treatment for type 1 diabetes

 • I can describe the cause, symptoms and treatment for type 2 diabetes

 • I can explain what happens when blood glucose is too low Higher tier only

 • I can explain the negative feedback loop that controls blood glucose levels Higher tier only

 • I can describe the structure of the urinary system

 • I can describe how water leaves and enters the body Biology only

 • I can describe what happens to cells if they lose or gain too much water Biology only

 • I can explain the need for amino acids to be excreted Biology only - Higher tier only

 • I can describe the function of the kidneys Biology only

 • I can explain the effect that ADH has on the kidneys and blood water concentration Biology only - Higher tier only

 • I can describe the treatment for kidney failure Biology only

 • I can describe the breakdown of proteins, forming urea