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Biology AQA Specification
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4.1 Cell biology









4.1.1. Cell Structure


4.1.1.1 Eukaryotes and prokaryotes
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4.1.1.2 Animal and plant cells
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4.1.1.3 Cell specialisationDay 1 Day 2
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4.1.1.4 Cell differentiation
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Topic 1:Cell Biology - Cell Structure, Cell Division, Transport in CellsSession 1 Topic 5: Homeostasis and Response - Homeostasis; The human nervous system; Hormonal coordination in humans; Plant hormones
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4.1.1.5 Microscopy
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Topic 2: Organisation - Principles or organisation; Animal tissues, organs and organ systems; Plant tissues, organs and systemsSession 2 Topic 6: Inheritance Variation and Evolution - Reproduction; Variation and evolution; The development of understanding of genetics and evolution
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4.1.1.6 Culturing microorganisms (biology only)LunchLunch
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4.1.2 Cell division
4.1.2.1 ChromosomesSession 3Topic 3: Infection and Response - Communicable diseases; Monoclonal Antibodies; Plant diseaseSession 3Topic 7: Ecology - Adaptations, interdependence and competition; organisation of an ecosystem;
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4.1.2.2 Mitosis and the cell cycle
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Topic 4: Bioenergetics - Photosynthesis; RespirationSession 4 Topic 7: Ecology - biodiversity and the effect of human interaction on ecosystems; trophic levels in an ecosystem; food production
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4.1.2.3 Stem cellsSession 5Exam techniques and how to answer questionsSession 5
Topic 7: Ecology - Food production
Summary and exam tips
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4.1.3 Transport in cells
4.1.3.1 Diffusion
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4.1.3.2 Osmosis
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4.1.3.3 Active transport
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4.2 Organisation







4.2.1 Principles of organisation
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4.2.2 Animal tissues, organs and organ systems




4.2.2.1 The human digestive system
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4.2.2.2 The heart and blood vessels
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4.2.2.3 Blood
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4.2.2.4 Coronary heart disease: a non-communicable disease
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4.2.2.5 Health issues
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4.2.2.6 The effect of lifestyle on some non-communicable diseases
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4.2.2.7 Cancer
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4.2.3 Plant tissues, organs and systems
4.2.3.1 Plant tissues
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4.2.3.2 Plant organ system
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4.3 Infection and response








4.3.1 Communicable diseases





4.3.1.1 Communicable (infectious) diseases
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4.3.1.2 Viral diseases
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4.3.1.3 Bacterial diseases
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4.3.1.4 Fungal diseases
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4.3.1.5 Protist diseases
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4.3.1.6 Human defence systems
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4.3.1.7 Vaccination
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4.3.1.8 Antibiotics and painkillers
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4.3.1.9 Discovery and development of drugs
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4.3.2 Monoclonal antibodies (biology only) (HT only)
4.3.2.1 Producing monoclonal antibodies
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4.3.2.2 Uses of monoclonal antibodies
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4.3.3 Plant disease (biology only)
4.3.3.1 Detection and identi cation of plant diseases
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4.3.3.2 Plant defence responses
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4.4 Bioenergetics



4.4.1 Photosynthesis

4.4.1.1 Photosynthetic reaction
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4.4.1.2 Rate of photosynthesis
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4.4.1.3 Uses of glucose from photosynthesis
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4.4.2 Respiration

4.4.2.1 Aerobic and anaerobic respiration
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4.4.2.2 Response to exercise
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4.4.2.3 Metabolism
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4.5 Homeostasis and response







4.5.1 Homeostasis
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4.5.2 The human nervous system


4.5.2.1 Structure and function
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4.5.2.2 The brain (biology only)
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4.5.2.3 The eye (biology only)
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4.5.2.4 Control of body temperature (biology only)
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4.5.3 Hormonal coordination in humans




4.5.3.1 Human endocrine system
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4.5.3.2 Control of blood glucose concentration
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4.5.3.3 Maintaining water and nitrogen balance in the body (biology only)
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4.5.3.4 Hormones in human reproduction
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4.5.3.5 Contraception
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4.5.3.6 The use of hormones to treat infertility (HT only)
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4.5.3.7 Negative feedback (HT only)
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4.5.4 Plant hormones (biology only)
4.5.4.1 Control and coordination
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4.5.4.2 Use of plant hormones (HT only)
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4.6 Inheritance, variation and evolution


















4.6.1 Reproduction




4.6.1.1 Sexual and asexual reproduction
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4.6.1.2 Meiosis
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4.6.1.3 Advantages and disadvantages of sexual and asexual reproduction (biology only)
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4.6.1.4 DNA and the genome
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4.6.1.5 DNA structure (biology only)
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4.6.1.6 Genetic inheritance
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4.6.1.7 Inherited disorders
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4.6.1.8 Sex determination
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4.6.2 Variation and evolution



4.6.2.1 Variation
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4.6.2.2 Evolution
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4.6.2.3 Selective breeding
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4.6.2.4 Genetic engineering
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4.6.2.5 Cloning (biology only)
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4.6.3 The development of understanding of genetics and evolution





4.6.3.1 Theory of evolution (biology only)
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4.6.3.2 Speciation (biology only)
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4.6.3.3 The understanding of genetics (biology only)
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4.6.3.4 Evidence for evolution
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4.6.3.5 Fossils
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4.6.3.6 Extinction
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4.6.3.7 Resistant bacteria
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4.6.4 Classi cation of living organisms
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4.7 Ecology















4.7.1 Adaptations, interdependence and competition


4.7.1.1 Communities
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4.7.1.2 Abiotic factors
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4.7.1.3 Biotic factors
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4.7.1.4 Adaptations
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4.7.2 Organisation of an ecosystem


4.7.2.1 Levels of organisation
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4.7.2.2 How materials are cycled
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4.7.2.3 Decomposition (biology only)
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4.7.2.4 Impact of environmental change (biology only) (HT only)
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4.7.3 Biodiversity and the effect of human interaction on ecosystems



4.7.3.1 Biodiversity
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4.7.3.2 Waste management
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4.7.3.3 Land use
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4.7.3.4 Deforestation
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4.7.3.5 Global warming
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4.7.3.6 Maintaining biodiversity
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4.7.4 Trophic levels in an ecosystem (biology only)

4.7.4.1 Trophic levels
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4.7.4.2 Pyramids of biomass
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4.7.4.3 Transfer of biomass
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4.7.5 Food production (biology only)



4.7.5.1 Factors affecting food security
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4.7.5.2 Farming techniques
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4.7.5.3 Sustainable sheries
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4.7.5.4 Role of biotechnology
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