AQA biology specification

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GCE
AS and A Level Specification
Biology
AS exams 2009 onwards
A2 exams 2010 onwards

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GCE Biology Specification for AS exams 2009 onwards and A2 exams 2010 onwards (version 1.4)
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 Glance 4
3 Subject Content 5
3.1 Unit 1 BIOL1 Biology and disease 5
3.2 Unit 2 BIOL2 The variety of living organisms 11
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GCE Biology Specification for AS exams 2009 onwards and A2 exams 2010 onwards (version 1.4)
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 from AQA than from any other board.…read more

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GCE Biology Specification for AS exams 2009 onwards and A2 exams 2010 onwards (version 1.4)
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 England and Wales use AQA
mark schemes, past question papers, details of or have used AQA in the past and are approved
teacher support meetings, etc; at AQA centres. A small minority are not.…read more

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GCE Biology Specification for AS exams 2009 onwards and A2 exams 2010 onwards (version 1.4)
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 (a short comprehension and a structured question requiring
continuous prose)
1 hour 15 minutes
33.3% of the total AS marks
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GCE Biology Specification for AS exams 2009 onwards and A2 exams 2010 onwards (version 1.4)
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 function also have a
other mammals exchange substances with their significant impact on human health. Knowledge
environment.…read more

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GCE Biology Specification for AS exams 2009 onwards and A2 exams 2010 onwards (version 1.4)
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 oesophagus, stomach,
system small and large intestines, and rectum. The glands associated with this system
limited to the salivary glands and the pancreas.…read more

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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 of an epithelial cell from the small intestine as seen with an optical
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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 of chloride ions into the
lumen of the intestine. This results in severe diarrhoea.
The use of oral rehydration solutions (ORS) in the treatment of diarrhoeal diseases.…read more

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GCE Biology Specification for AS exams 2009 onwards and A2 exams 2010 onwards (version 1.4)
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 structure and The gross structure of the human heart and its associated blood vessels in relation
function to function.
Pressure and volume changes and associated valve movements during the cardiac
cycle.…read more

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