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GCE
AS and A Level Specification




Biology
AS exams 2009 onwards
A2 exams 2010 onwards

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Contents


1 Introduction 2
1.1 Why choose AQA? 2
1.2 Why choose Biology? 2
1.3 How do I start using this specification? 3
1.4 How can I find out more? 3
2 Specification at a…

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1 Introduction


1.1 Why choose AQA?
1 It's a fact that AQA is the UK's favourite exam · Service
board and more students receive their academic We are committed to providing an efficient and
qualifications…

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1.3 How do I start using this specification?
Already using the existing AQA Biology Not using the AQA specification 1
specification? currently?
· Register to receive further information, such as · Almost all centres in…

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2 Specification at a Glance: Biology


AS Examinations AS
Award
Unit 1 BIOL1 Biology and disease 1411
Examination paper (60 raw marks / 100 UMS) 5 ­ 7 short answer questions plus
2 longer questions…

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3 Subject Content


3.1 Unit 1 BIOL1 Biology and disease
The digestive and gas exchange systems are communicable diseases such as many of those
examples of systems in which humans and affecting heart and lung…

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3.1.2 The digestive system provides an interface with the environment. Digestion involves
enzymic hydrolysis producing smaller molecules that can be absorbed and assimilated.
The digestive The gross structure of the human digestive system limited to…

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3.1.3 Substances are exchanged between organisms and their environment by passive or
active transport across exchange surfaces. The structure of plasma membranes enables
control of the passage of substances across exchange surfaces.
Cells The structure…

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Cholera The cholera bacterium as an example of a prokaryotic organism.
The structure of prokaryotic cells to include cell wall, cell-surface membrane,
capsule, circular DNA, flagella and plasmid.
Cholera bacteria produce toxins which increase secretion…

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3.1.5 The functioning of the heart plays a central role in the circulation of blood and relates to
the level of activity of an individual. Heart disease may be linked to factors affecting
lifestyle.
Heart…

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