Length of course9 hours  


Boards: All Boards


This course is suitable for students enrolled into the single science Biology syllabus. It is not suitable for those doing the Science or Additional Science examinations. Core subjects will be covered. Some topics vary between different boards. It is therefore critical students specify which board and syllabus they are enrolled into so these topics can be revised.

The core topics from the three units that constitute the syllabus will be revised with the extensive use of past examination papers. 


Unit  B1 

  1. Keeping healthy
  2. Nerves and hormones
  3. The use and abuse of drugs
  4. Interdependence and adaptation
  5. Energy and biomass in food chains
  6. Waste material from plants and animals
  7. Genetic variation and its control
  8. Evolution


Unit B2 

  1. Cells and simple cell transport
  2. Tissues, organs and organ systems
  3. Photosynthesis
  4. Organisms and their environment
  5. Proteins – their function and uses
  6. Aerobic and anaerobic respiration
  7. Cell division and inheritance
  8. Speciation


Unit B3 

  1. Movement of molecules in and out of cells
  2. Transport systems in plants and animals
  3. Homeostasis
  4. Humans and their environment