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GCSE Science A Units

 
 
Biology 1
B1.1
Keeping Healthy:
Diet and exercise.
How our bodies protect themselves against infectious Disease.
B1.2
Nerves and Hormones
The nervous system
Control in the human body
B1.3
The use and abuse of drugs
Drugs
B1.4
Interdependance and adaptation
Adaptations
Environmental Change
B1.5
Energy and biomass in food chains
Energy in biomass
B1.6
Waste materials from plants and animals
Decay processes
The carbon cycle
B1.7
Genetic variation and its control
Why organisms are different.
Reproduction
B1.8
Evolution
Evolution and the environment
Chemistry 1
C1.1
The fundamental ideas in Chemistry
Atoms
The periodic Table
Chemical Reactions
C1.2
Limestone
Calcium Carbonate
C1.3
Metals and their uses
Extracting metals
Alloys
Properties and uses of metals
C1.4
Crude oil and fuels
Crude oil
Hydrocarbons
Hydrocarbons as fuels
C1.5
Other useful substances from Crude Oil
Obtaining useful substances from crude oil.
Polymers
Ethanol
C1.6
Plant Oils and their uses
Vegetable oils
Emulsions
Saturated and non-saturated oils
C1.7
Changes in the Earth and it’s atmosphere
The Earth’s crust
The Earth’s atmosphere
Physics 1
P1.1
The transfer of energy by heating processes and the factors that affect the rate at which energy is transferred.
Infrared radiation
Kinetic Theory
Energy transfer by heating.
Heating and Insulating buildings.
P1.2
Energy and efficiency
Energy transfers and efficiency
P1.3
The usefulness of electrical appliances
Transferring electrical energy.
P1.4
The methods we use for generating electricity
Generating electricity
The National Grid.
P1.5:
The use of waves for communicating and to prove that the universe is expanding.
General properties of waves
reflection
Sound
Red shift.
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