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A Level Biology

Term 1 - 3

Biological molecules     

  • Monomers and polymers
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids
  • Proteins
  • Nucleic acids
  • ATP
  • Water
  • Inorganic ions

Cells

  • Cell structure
  • All cells arise from other cells
  • Transport across cell membranes
  • Cell recognition and the immune system
Term 4 - 6

Genetic information, variation and relationships between organisms.  

  • DNA, genes and chromosomes.
  • Protein synthesis.
  • Genetic diversity can arise as a result of mutation or during meiosis
  • Genetic diversity and adaptation
  • Species and taxonomy
  • Biodiversity within a community
  • Investigating diversity   

Organisms exchange substances with their environment.

  • Surface area to volume ratio
  • Gas exchange
  • Digestion and absorption
  • Mass transport

A Level Chemistry

Term 1
  • Atomic Structure
  • Bonding
  • Kinetics
  • Amount of substance
Term 2
  • Introduction to organic chemistry
  • Energetics
Term 3
  • Alkanes
  • Chemical equilibria and Le Chatelier's principle
Term 4
  • Halogenoalkanes
  • Oxidation, reduction and redox equations
Term 5
  • Alcohols
  • Group 2, The alkaline earth metals
  • Group 7, The halogens
Term 6
  • Organic analysis
  • Periodicity