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Edexcel GCSE Biology Topic 2 - Cells And Control.




Below is everything the examiners think you know, if you're not sure of something click on the link to watch my YouTube video explanation. For a copy of these you can print off, get the FREE revision guide I wrote for you.


 • I can describe the process of mitosis 

 • I can describe the process of asexual reproduction

 • I can describe the advantages and disadvantages of sexual and asexual reproduction

 • I can define the term cancer

 • I can describe growth in pants and animals

 • I can explain cell differentiation

 • 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 describe the function of the brain  Biology only

 • I can identify the different parts of the brain Biology only

 • I can explain the problems with investigating brain function Biology only  Higher tier only

 • I can describe how doctors can map regions of the brain  Biology only - Higher tier only

 • I can describe the structure of the eye  Biology only 

 • I can explain the function of the different parts of the eye  Biology only 

 • I can describe what happens to the eye when it focuses on near or far objects  Biology only 

 • I can describe short sightedness and long sightedness  Biology only 

 • I can explain how short sightedness and long sightedness can be corrected  Biology only 

 • I can interpret ray diagrams  Biology only 

 • I can describe the role of receptors; the brain; the CNS; relay neurons; synapses and neurotransmitters 

 • I can describe the structure of the nervous system 

 • I can describe how the nervous system works in reacting to surroundings and coordinating behaviour

 • I can describe the path a signal takes along the receptor via the CNS

 • I can explain a reflex arc

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