The contemporary approach to raising GCSE grades by enabling short bursts of study on the student’s own smart phone.

The apps allow students to revise on any mobile device making it easier to revise in short bursts and on the move. Providing thousands of syllabus based questions and answers, the ability to track progress and access to past papers and mark schemes these revision apps are an invaluable resource. All subjects are written against AQA, Edexcel and OCR exam specifications and they have Higher and Foundation level filters where appropriate.

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Maths

Number (Calculator and Non – Calculator)

Understanding numbers: decimals, fractions & percentages, recurring decimals, odd numbers, powers & roots, positive & negative numbers, factors & primes, product of primes; LCM & HCF, upper & lower bounds; mixed numbers, reciprocals & simplifying fractions; value, conversions & ratios; determining significant figures; calculating distance, speed & time; rounding & estimating; inverse & direct proportion, calculating percentage increases & decreases, compound interest, profit & loss; standard form; rationalisation & surds

Data Handling (Calculator and Non – Calculator)

Collecting, recording & representing data, arranging & analysing data; cumulative frequency tables & curves, histograms, scatter diagrams, space diagrams, tree diagrams, frequency diagrams, pictograms, composite bar charts, stem & leaf diagrams, plot boxes & pie charts; determining the mode, median & mean; grouped frequency calculations; averages & range; using probability; combined events, expectation & two way tables, surveys & data analysis, correlations & variables

Algebra (Calculator and Non – Calculator)

Expressions & formulae; equations – solving, rearranging & simultaneous equations, identities, quadratics & factorising; inequalities; Trial & improvement; understanding graphs & their equations – straight, parallel & perpendicular lines, curves, circles & gradient intersections; cubic functions; patterns & Sequences, the nth term; 3D grids & understanding coordinates; using information to plot representative graphs; vertex positioning, transformations, gradients, direct & indirect proportions; number lines, line segments & coordinates, conversion graphs, speed/distance/time graphs; problem solving

Geometry (Calculator and Non – Calculator)

Geometry (Calculator and Non – Calculator):
Understanding shapes (regular & compound); perimeter & area, angles – connection to parallel lines, on a straight line, at a point etc., interior & exterior angles; angles of elevation & depression; triangles & Pythagoras’ theorem, polygons, circles & sectors; lines & planes of symmetry, transformations, rotation & reflections, factors of enlargement, congruency & tessellations; 3D shapes, surface area, volume & cross sections; conversions; speed/distance/time; quadrilaterals; bearings, vectors, scales & drawing; using a ruler & compass; loci

French

Health, Relationships and Sport

Ability to recognise and use the appropriate vocabulary and grammar to express opinions on healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their consequences; relationships with family and friends; thoughts for the future, such as marriage and partnerships; hobbies and interests, sporting events and lifestyle.

Leisure and Entertainment

Ability to recognise and use the appropriate vocabulary and grammar to discuss your free time, plans, preferences and experiences; to talk about what to do when you are getting around, socialising, attending special occasions and festivals, as well as your opinions on TV, films, music, shopping, money, fashion and technology.

Travel and Tourism

Ability to recognise and use the appropriate vocabulary and grammar to discuss how to travel, experiences of holidays and exchanges – including the weather, accommodation, food, drink and cultural differences.

Media and Culture

Ability to recognise and use the appropriate vocabulary and grammar to describe and discuss music, film, reading and books, fashion, celebrities, religion, blogs and the internet.

Home and Environment

Ability to recognise and use the appropriate vocabulary and grammar to describe your home and the local area, what your local region is like; to talk about life at home, facilities nearby and how you get around; to give opinions on and discuss the current problems facing the planet and how to be environmentally friendly.

Education and Work

Ability to recognise and use the appropriate vocabulary and grammar to describe your school, college and future plans as well as pressures and problems; to talk about current jobs, work experience/part-time jobs, school life, future study and jobs abroad.

Grammar

Verbs (regular and irregular) including reflexive, all persons of the verb, negative forms, interrogative forms, impersonal verbs (‘il faut’), verbs followed by an infinitive and prepositions.
Tenses – The present tense, the perfect tense, the imperfect tense (‘avoir’, ‘être’, ‘faire’), the conditional tense with ‘vouloir’, ‘aimer’ and ‘pouvoir’, the immediate future tense and the imperative.
Articles – definite, indefinite and partitive.
The use of the negative.
Adverbs – comparative and superlative including ‘mieux’ and ‘le mieux’, regular, interrogative, of place and time.
Noun agreements.
Question words.
Adjectives – agreements and position, possessive, demonstrative (‘ce’, ‘cette’), comparative and superlative including ‘meilleur’ and ‘pire’, indefinite.
Dates and time – including ‘depuis’ plus the present and imperfect tense.
Pronouns – personal, reflexive, relative (‘qui’ and ‘que’), emphatic, demonstrative, indefinite, interrogative, the use of ‘y’ and ‘en’, object (direct and indirect).
Quantifiers and intensifiers (‘assez’, ‘beaucoup’, ‘peu’ etc).
Prepositions.
Conjunctions such as ‘mais’ and ‘puis’.

The ability to recognise the passive voice in the present, future, imperfect and perfect tenses. The present participle including the use of ‘en’. Using ‘dont’, demonstrative and possessive pronouns (‘celui’ and ‘le mien’). The subjunctive mood in the present tense and commonly used expressions.

Vocabulary

All our MCQs are explained and translated exposing the student to a wide range of useful vocabulary focusing on the themes mentioned above.

Religious Studies

Religion in life and society: Christian Beliefs

Including: Central beliefs of Christianity; sources of authority; inspiration and interpretation of the Bible; the effect of these interpretations on believers and their lifestyles. The meaning and belief in the oneness of God and the Trinity; the incarnation and Jesus as the Son of God; the meaning of the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Jesus; the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Sin and the means of salvation; judgement and the world to come. Religious leaders (bishops, priests, ministers); ceremonies of commitment; places of worship; the role of pilgrimage in the Christian tradition; private and public worship; Holy Communion; The Ten Commandments, religious festivals such as Christmas and Easter; features of different denominations and churches.

Religion in life and society: Christian Ethics

Including: Central beliefs of Christianity; sources of authority; inspiration and interpretation of the Bible; the effect of these interpretations on believers and their lifestyles. The meaning and belief in the oneness of God and the Trinity; the incarnation and Jesus as the Son of God; the meaning of the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Jesus; the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Sin and the means of salvation; judgement and the world to come. Religious leaders (bishops, priests, ministers); ceremonies of commitment; places of worship; the role of pilgrimage in the Christian tradition; private and public worship; Holy Communion; The Ten Commandments, religious festivals such as Christmas and Easter; features of different denominations and churches.The Right to Life, abortion and UK laws and Christian attitudes towards them. Different types of euthanasia and suicide and UK laws and Christian attitude towards them. The use of medical technology; fertility treatments, cloning, genetic modification. Different sexual relationships, contraception and sexuality. Illegal, medical and socially accepted drugs. Marriage, religious and civil marriage ceremonies. Cohabitation and civil partnerships; adultery, divorce and remarriage. The world as God’s creation, stewardship, justice and respect for life and the world. Social responsibility, attitudes to gambling, the importance of commitment, family and the elderly. Christian responses to prejudice and discrimination, immigration and the fight for equal rights. The UK as a multi-faith society. Human responsibility for the environment, Christian opinion and conservation projects. Christian attitudes towards world poverty and organisations for its prevention. Fair trade and the campaigns for justice. Attitudes and theories on war and peace, The Just War Theory, pacifism, terrorism, nuclear warfare. The aims and different types of punishment in society and Christian attitude towards it.

Religion in life and society: Christian Philosophy

The Existence of God, the difficulties of proving the existence of God. The First Cause (Cosmological) argument, the Design (Teleological) argument, the argument from religious experience for the existence of God and arguments against the existence of God. God as One in different persons; the type of language used about God; God as all-powerful, all-loving, all-knowing, all-compassionate. Different ways in which believers claim that God can be known. The Problem of Evil and the questioning of an all-knowing, all-loving, powerful God and the existence of evil and suffering. The different forms of evil (natural and moral), justification for the continued existence of evil and suffering. The Compatibility of Science and Religion, the origins of the Universe and the world; the Big Bang and other scientific theories and the role of God in creation. Evolution, different understandings of life after death; out of body and near death experiences. The question of unanswered prayer

Religion in life and society: Islamic Beliefs

The key beliefs and sources of authority that underpin the Muslim way of life and influence Muslim behaviour and attitudes. Understanding Islamic terminology, Prophethood, the Day of Judgment, paradise and hell. The importance of the revelation of the Qur’an to Muhammad, the importance of the Qur’an and its compilation; Hadith, Sunnah, Surah, the Hijrah; the significance of Madinah (Medina) and Makkah (Mecca). Different views on Shari’ah; Sunni and Shi’ah (Shi’i). The Five Pillars, their meanings and importance: shahadah, salah, zakah, sawm, hajj. Worship and the role of the Mosque, its design and function, such as the Mihrab and Minbar. The use of aids in prayer and the role of the Imam and the Mu’adhin. Islamic festivals such as Eid ul Fitr; Eid ul Adha. Lifestyle and the concepts of Halal and Haram, attitudes to dress and types of clothing. Ummah, the Islamic community: respect, religious duty and good actions. Marriage, worship in the home, attitudes towards women. Opinions of other religions and working within a multifaith society

Religion In life and society: Islam Ethics

The principles of Islam and the purpose and quality of life. Attitudes to abortion and euthanasia; belief in life after death, resurrection and judgment. Considerations of fertility issues – contraception, IVF, AIH, AID. Surrogacy, reproductive cloning, Gene Therapy and Genetic Engineering. Care for the poor, attitudes towards Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs), the work of Muslim organisations and agencies in world development and the relief of poverty - attitudes to money and to giving to the poor and needy. Concepts of the Purpose of life, justice, reconciliation and peace. Views about war, Greater and Lesser Jihad, attitudes towards disarmament, pacifism, nuclear warfare and proliferation. Protest – different ways of protesting and reasons for protest. The environment and causes of pollution, attitudes towards Conservation. Earth Summits, animal rights and the concept of stewardship. Crime and aims of punishment; Capital and Corporal punishment. Final judgment before Allah and the issues of justice and forgiveness. Muslim life and the importance of Halal and Haram. Marriage and divorce, the importance of the family; education, children, the role of parents, the role of women, the elderly. Human sexuality and sexual relationships. Attitudes to drugs and gambling, attitudes towards moral and immoral occupations

Religion in life and society: Islamic Philosophy

The Existence of Allah and proving His existence. The First Cause (Cosmological) argument, the Design (Teleological) argument, the argument from religious experience and arguments against the existence of a god. Allah as all-powerful, all-loving, all-knowing, all-compassionate and all-forgiving. The Problem of Evil and the questioning of Allah being all-knowing, all-loving and the existence of evil and suffering. The different forms of evil (natural and moral), justification for the continued existence of evil and suffering. Concepts of agnosticism, atheism, conversion and free will. The Compatibility of Science and Religion and Muslim teachings about the origins of the world and humanity. Scientific theories such as that of the Big Bang and evolution and the role of Allah in creation. Different understandings of life after death and destiny. Attitudes towards fate. Islam as a way of life and Muslim upbringing. Religious experience, miracles and prayer.

History

WW1 and WW2: Britain Before, During and After

Britain WW1: Before, During and After Including: The Suffragettes, the works of Rowntree, the Liberal Party and its reforms: The Children’s Charter and welfare Acts of parliament, The BEF, WW1 war tactics and weapons, the Battles of the Somme, Ypres and Verdun, DORA, Government censorship and propaganda, Conscription, Rationing, the role of women in WW1, Economic decline post WW1 and industrial action

Britain WW2: Before, During and After Including: The Great Depression and its effects, the Dole, the Means Test, the Jarrow Crusade and unemployment, The Battle of Britain, Dunkirk Spirit, The Blitz, Rationing and the role of women in WW2, D-Day and the end of war, the introduction of the Labour Party, the Welfare State and the development of the NHS

Germany between WW1 and WW2

Germany: The Weimar Republic Including: The Weimar Republic, its origins and initial problems, Opposition to the treaty of Versailles, The Kapp Putsch, impact of the Great Depression, hyperinflation, The work of Stresemann for German recovery, The Dawes and Young Plans, Germany’s reappearance on the international stage, the decline of the Weimar Republic and problems in its ability to make decisions in times of crisis 

Germany: 1918-1939: The Rise of Hitler Including: Hitler and the development of the Nazi Party, the Munich Putsch, Mein Kampf and the reorganisation of the Nazi Party, political opinion of the Nazi party during the 1920s and 1930s, the impact of the Great Depression, the role of the SA, the Struggle for power. The removal of opposition, the Reichstag Fire, the Enabling Act, The Night of the Long Knives. The Police State and effect of Propaganda, Society in Nazi Germany, minority groups under Nazi rule and much more…

Russia: the collapse of Tsarism, the rise of Communism Russia:

The Fall of the Tsarist Regime; The road to Communism Including: The autocratic nature of Tsarist rule, Tsar Nicholas II, his character and flaws, the growth of opposition, the impact of WW1, food shortages and overcrowding,The Tsarina and Rasputin, the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II. The Provisional Government and its weaknesses. The October Revolution, The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the Civil War, War Communism, the Kronstadt mutiny and the NEP, the roles of Lenin and Trotsky

The USSR and Stalin Including: Stalin and the Power Struggle following the death of Lenin, The Great Purge, Society under Stalin, the NKVD, The Cult of Stalin, Collectivisation, the Kulaks, the 5 year plans, Rapid Industrialisation, The Show trials and their impact, Propaganda and censorship, the rewriting of history and much more…

The USA: A changing Society

The USA: The Economic Boom and the Roaring 20s Including: Economic boom after WW1, mass production, consumerism, hire purchase, post WW1 European dependence on the USA and its decline, overproduction and the effects of Isolationism on industry and agriculture. The Roaring 20, Flappers, the Charleston, the changing position of women, Prohibition and gangsters, Al Capone

The USA: The Great Depression and the New Deal Including: Buying on the margin, The Wall Street Crash and its effects, Republican policy, Laissez Faire, Hoovervilles, Bonus marchers, unemployment, homelessness and the dust bowl. Roosevelt and the New Deal, The Alphabet Agencies, policies towards agriculture, industry, unemployment and welfare. The Second New Deal, opposition to the New Deal, the long and short term effects of the New Deal and Roosevelt’s policies

The USA: Racism and intolerance, Civil Rights and a Changing Society Including: Racism and intolerance, immigration laws, the Ku Klux Klan, McCarthyism, The HUAC, The Red Scare, The Alger Hiss Case, The Hollywood 10, Prohibition, Martin Luther King and Peaceful Protest, Black Power, Malcolm X, other Civil Rights movements, the Montgomery bus boycott, Sit ins, Counter Culture, The Civil Rights Acts, the changing position of women – their fight for equal rights and much more…

The causes of WW1, the Peace Treaties and the road to WW2

Causes of WW1 Including: The Growth of tensions in Europe up to 1914, international rivalry, the Entente Cordiale, the Triple Entente and the development of the Alliance system, the Great Powers and relations with the Balkans, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s aggressive foreign policy, the Growth of nationalism, the Moroccan crises, the Anglo-German arms race, the Black Hand and the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Schlieffen Plan and the declaration of war

The Peace Treaties and how Europe was affected Including: The armistice of WW1, The Paris Peace Conference and the ‘big three’, The terms of the Treaty of Versailles and German reaction, the aims of the Allies in the creation of the Peace Treaties, the terms and effects of the Treaties of Neuilly, Trianon, St Germain, Sèvres and Lausanne, the transformation of Europe after WW2, The creation of the League of Nations, its organisation and power, the work and aims of the League of Nations

The road to WW2 Including: Japan and Manchuria, Italy and Abyssinia, the weaknesses and failure of the League of Nations, Challenges to the Peace Settlements, Hitler’s aggressive leadership: Lebensraum, Grossdeutschland, re-armament, Anschluss; Appeasement and its failures, the Sudetenland crisis, the Pact of Steel, the Nazi Soviet Pact, Poland and the outbreak of war and much more…

The Cold War

The development of the Super Powers and the Cold War Including: The ideological differences between the Super Powers, Yalta and Potsdam conferences, Cominform, Comecon, the Warsaw Pact and the Iron Curtain. The arms race and nuclear power, The Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, Bizonia, the Berlin Blockade and airlift, Hungary, Nagy’s rule and Soviet reaction

Cold War Crises: Berlin, Cuba, Czechoslovakia Including: Berlin and the problem with migration, Khrushchev and demilitarisation, the issue of the U2 spy plane and Khrushchev’s relations with Kennedy and Eisenhower. The development of the Berlin wall and Western reaction. Cuba: Relations between Cuba and the USA, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban missile crisis, the 13 days, Kennedy’s leadership, the Hot Line and development of the Test Ban Treaty. Czechoslovakia: Dubcek and Socialism with a human face, the reforms of the Prague Spring, Soviet reaction and the reestablishment of Soviet control, Western reaction and more…

The end of the Cold War Including: SALT 1, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, The collapse of Détente, the Helsinki Accords, Soviet intervention in Poland, SALT 2, the Olympic boycotts, Star Wars. Changing attitudes of American and Soviet leaders, The INF Treaty, Gorbachev’s policies of Perestroika and Glasnost, the collapse of the USSR, the end of the Warsaw Pact, the collapse of the Berlin Wall

Geography

Tectonics and related hazards

Tectonic plates and the make-up of the Earth; fold mountains and human adaptation; effects and responses to earthquakes, volcanoes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis

Rivers

The life of a river and its processes; river profiles; river features; waterfalls; valleys and flood plains; causes of flooding and its management; supply and demand of water, water stress and drought

Ice and Glaciers

Glaciation and glacial periods; ice sheets and ice caps; glacial erosion and deposition landforms, human interaction with glacial regions

Coasts

The motion of the sea and its effects on coastlines ; coastal erosion; deposition and transportation; the causes and effects of rising sea levels; weathering; cliff tops and coastal management; soft and hard engineering techniques; salt marshes, sand dunes, beaches and their environment; case study examples

Ecosystems

The make-up of ecosystems; biomes; the characteristics of tropical rainforests; decomposition; the food chain and energy flow; habitats and survival; human impact on ecosystems; deserts and habitat adaptation; species and their behaviour; deforestation; desertification and population

Rocks and resources

Scales of geological time; rock types; the formation of the Earth; rock processes; rock identification; weathering; effects of rock type on the surrounding landscape and human adaptation; quarrying in the UK and different uses of rocks

Weather and climate change

The UK climate; weather systems; clouds and types of rainfall; wind and anticyclones; the sun; atmospheric pressure; extreme weather, climate change and government intervention; the make-up of hurricanes, their effects and human response; the Earth’s atmosphere, greenhouse gases and human impact

Population

Population pyramids and the structure of a population; population density and flux; diversity within a population; positioning of populations and environmental impact; demographics; factors effecting the development of a population and the management of them; migration trends

Settlements/Rural and Urban environments

Settlement characteristics; primary, secondary and tertiary sectors; types of settlement and their patterns; rural settlement characteristics, employment, economics and population distribution; industrialisation and its effects; urban settlement characteristics, employment, economics and population distribution; urban models, urban and rural settlements in MEDCs and LEDCs; settlement growth and coping with its changes; settlement growth and pollution

Biology

AQA

Cell Biology

Topics include:

Eukaryotes and prokaryotes

Animal and plant cells

Cell specialisation

Cell differentiation

Microscopy

Culturing microorganisms (triple award only)

Chromosomes

Mitosis and the cell cycle

Stem cells

Diffusion

Osmosis

Active transport

Organisation

Topics include:

Principles of organisation

The human digestive system

The heart and blood vessels

Blood

Coronary heart disease: a non-communicable disease

Health issues

The effect of lifestyle on some non-communicable diseases

Cancer

Plant tissues

Plant organ system

 

Infection and Response

Topics include:

Communicable (infectious) diseases

Viral diseases

Bacterial diseases

Fungal diseases

Protist diseases

Human defence systems

Vaccination

Antibiotics and painkillers

Discovery and development of drugs

Producing monoclonal antibodies

Uses of monoclonal antibodies

Detection and identification of plant diseases (triple award only)

Plant defence responses (triple award only)

Bioenergetics

Topics include:

Photosynthetic reaction

Rate of photosynthesis

Uses of glucose from photosynthesis

Aerobic and anaerobic respiration

Response to exercise

Metabolism

 

Homeostasis and Response

Topics include:

Homeostasis

The human nervous system: Structure and function

The brain (triple award only)

The eye (triple award only)

Control of body temperature (triple award only)

Human endocrine system

Control of blood glucose concentration

Maintaining water and nitrogen balance in the body (triple award only)

Hormones in human reproduction

Contraception

The use of hormones to treat infertility (HT only)

Negative feedback (HT only)

Plant hormones: Control and coordination (triple award only)

Use of plant hormones (triple award and HT only)

Inheritance, Variation and Evolution

Topics include:

Sexual and asexual reproduction

Meiosis

Advantages and disadvantages of sexual and asexual reproduction (triple award only)

DNA and the genome

DNA structure (triple award only)

Genetic inheritance

Inherited disorders

Sex determination

Variation

Evolution

Selective breeding

Genetic engineering

Cloning (triple award only)

Theory of evolution (triple award only)

Speciation (triple award only)

The understanding of genetics (triple award only)

Evidence for evolution

Fossils

Extinction

Resistant bacteria

Classification of living organisms

Ecology
Topics include:

Adaptations, interdependence and competition

Organisation of an ecosystem

Biodiversity and the effect of human interaction on ecosystems

Trophic levels in an ecosystem (triple award only)

Food production (triple award only)

Edexcel

Key Concepts in Biology

Topics include:

Sub-cellular structures of eukaryotic and prokaryotic

How specialised cells are adapted to their function

Microscope technology

Number, size and scale

Quantitative units in relation to cells

Biological specimens using microscopes

Mechanism of enzyme action

Denatured enzymes

Factors affecting enzyme activity

rate calculations for enzyme activity

Enzymes as biological catalysts

Calorimetry

Diffusion, osmosis and active transport

Percentage gain and loss of mass in osmosis

Cells and Control

Topics include:

Mitosis

Cancer

Cell division in plants and animals

Cell differentiation

Stem cells

Structures and functions of the brain

Difficulties and limitations of accessing and treating brain tissue and other parts of the nervous

Genetics

Topics include:

Asexual reproduction

Sexual reproduction

Meiotic cell division

DNA

Order of bases in a section of DNA (HT only)

The stages of protein synthesis (HT only)

Genetic variants in the non-coding and coding DNA (HT only)

The work of Mendel

Alleles

Monohybrid inheritance

Genetic diagrams

Dominant and recessive traits

ABO blood groups

Inherited sex-linked genetic disorders (HT only)

Genetic variation

The Human Genome Project

Genetic mutations

Natural Selection and Genetic Modification

Topics include:

The work of Darwin and Wallace

Darwin’s theory of evolution

Evidence for human evolution

Genetic analysis

Selective breeding

Genetic engineering

The main stages of genetic engineering (HT only)

Health, Disease and the Development of Medicines

Topics include:

WHO definition of health

Communicable and non-communicable diseases

Pathogens

Common infections

Lifecycle of a virus

Sexually transmitted infections

Plant defences

Ways in which plant diseases can be detected

and identified (HT only)

Human defences

The human immune system

Immunisation

Antibiotics

Culturing

microorganisms in the laboratory

Developing new medicines

Production and use of monoclonal antibodies (HT only)

Lifestyle factors on health and BMI

Treatments for cardiovascular disease

Plant Structures and their Functions

Topics include:

Photosynthetic organisms

Photosynthesis in plants and algae as an endothermic reaction

Limiting factors on the rate of photosynthesis

Root hair cells

Xylem and phloem

Plant transpiration

Plant Translocation

Leaf structure

Environmental factors of water uptake

Rate calculations for transpiration

Plant hormones

Commercial uses of auxins, gibberellins and ethene in plants (HT only)

Animal Coordination, Control and Homeostasis

Topics include:

Hormones

Adrenalin (HT only)

Thyroxine (HT only)

The menstrual cycle

Interactions of oestrogen, progesterone, FSH and LH (HT only)

Hormonal and barrier methods of contraception

Assisted Reproductive Technology (HT only)

Homeostasis

Thermoregulation

Hormone insulin

Blood glucose and Glucagon (HT only)

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes

The urinary system

Nephron

The effect of ADH (HT only)

Treatments for kidney failure

Exchange and Transport in Animals

Topics include:

The need to transport substances

Exchange surfaces and a transport systems

Alveoli

Rate of diffusion

The structure of the blood

The structure of the heart and circulatory system

Cellular respiration as an exothermic reaction

Aerobic respiration and anaerobic respiration

Heart rate, stroke volume and cardiac output

Ecosystems and Material Cycles

Topics include:

Different levels of organisation

Abiotic and biotic factors

Interdependence

Parasitism and mutualism

Quadrats and belt transects

Pyramid of biomass

Efficiency of energy transfers

Impact of human interactions

Food security

The water cycle

The carbon cycle

Nitrates

Indicator species (HT only)

Decomposition and decay

OCR (21st Century)

You and Your Genes

Topics include:

What is the genome and what does it do?

How is genetic information inherited?

How can and should gene technology be used?

Keeping Healthy

Topics include:

What are the causes of disease?

How do organisms protect themselves from pathogens?

How can we prevent the spread of infections?

How can we identify the cause of an infection? (Triple award only)

How can lifestyle, genes and the environment affect my health?

How can we treat disease?

Living Together

Topics include:

What happens during photosynthesis?

How do producers get the substances they need?

How are organisms in an ecosystem interdependent

How are populations affected by conditions in an ecosystem?

Using Food and Controlling Growth

Topics include:

What happens during cellular respiration?

How do we know about mitochondria and other cell structures?

How do organisms grow and develop?

How is plant growth controlled? (Triple award only)

Should we use stem cells to treat damage and disease?

The Human Body - Staying Alive

Topics include:

How do substances get into, out of and around our bodies?

How does the nervous system help us respond to changes?

How do hormones control responses in the human body?

Why do we need to maintain a constant internal environment?

What role do hormones play in human reproduction?

What can happen when organs and control systems stop working?

Life on Earth - Past, Present and Future

Topics include:

How was the theory of evolution developed?

How do sexual and asexual reproduction affect evolution? (Triple award only)

How does our understanding of biology help us classify the diversity of organisms on Earth

How is biodiversity threatened and how can we protect it?

Physics

AQA

Energy

Topics include:

Energy stores and systems

Changes in energy

Energy changes in systems

Power

Energy transfers in a system

Efficiency

National and global energy resources

Electricity

Topics include:

Standard circuit diagram symbols

Electrical charge and current

Current, resistance and potential difference

Resistors

Series and parallel circuits

Direct and alternating potential difference

Mains electricity

Power

Energy transfers in everyday appliances

The National Grid

Static charge (Triple award only)

Electric fields (Triple award only)

Particle Model of Matter

Topics include:

Density of materials

Changes of state

Particle model and pressure

Temperature changes in a system and specific heat capacity

Changes of heat and specific latent heat

Particle motion in gases

Pressure in gases (Triple award only)

Increasing the pressure of a gas (Triple award only) (HT only)

Atomic Structure

Topics include:

The structure of an atom

Mass number, atomic number and isotopes

The development of the model of the atom

Radioactive decay and nuclear radiation

Nuclear equations

Half-lives and the random nature of radioactive decay

Radioactive contamination

Background radiation (Triple award only)

Different half-lives of radioactive isotopes (Triple award only)

Uses of nuclear radiation (Triple award only)

Nuclear fission (Triple award only)

Nuclear fusion (Triple award only)

Forces

Topics include:

Scalar and vector quantities

Contact and non-contact forces

Gravity

Resultant forces

Work done and energy transfer

Forces and elasticity

Moments, levers and gears (Triple award only)

Pressure in a fluid (Triple award only and part HT only)

Atmospheric pressure (Triple award only)

Describing motion along a line

Forces, accelerations and Newton’s Laws of motion

Forces and braking

Momentum is a property of moving objects (HT only)

Conservation of momentum (HT only)

Changes in momentum (Triple award only and HT only)

Waves

Topics include:

Transverse and longitudinal waves

Properties of waves

Reflection of waves (Triple award only)

Sound waves (Triple award only) (HT only)

Waves for detection and exploration (Triple award only) (HT only)

Types of electromagnetic waves

Properties of electromagnetic waves 1

Properties of electromagnetic waves 2

Uses and applications of electromagnetic waves

Lenses (Triple award only)

Visible light (Triple award only)

Emission and absorption of infrared radiation (Triple award only)

Perfect black bodies and radiation (Triple award only)

Magnetism and Electromagnetism

Topics include:

Poles of a magnet

Magnetic fields

Electromagnetism

Fleming’s left-hand rule  (HT only)

Electric motors (HT only)

Loudspeakers ( Triple award only) (HT only)

Induced potential (HT only)

Uses of the generator effect (HT only)

Microphones (HT only)

Transformers (HT only)

Space Physics (Triple award only)

Topics include:

Our solar system (Triple award only)

The life cycle of a star (Triple award only)

Orbital motion, natural and artificial satellites (Triple award only)

Red-shift (Triple award only)

Edexcel

Key Concepts of Physics

Topics include:

SI unit for physical quantities

Multiples and sub-multiples of units

Converting between different units

Significant figures and standard form

Motion and Forces

Topics include:

Vector and scalar quantities

Velocity, speed and distance

Acceleration

Velocity/time graphs

Distance/time graphs

Newton’s first and second and third laws

Weight and mass

Gravitational field strength

Centripetal force (HT only)

Inertial mass (HT only)

Momentum (HT only)

Human reaction times and stopping distance

Conservation of Energy

Topics include:

Gravitational potential energy

Kinetic energy

Energy transfers

Conservation of energy

Efficiency

Energy sources

Patterns and trends in the use of energy resources

Waves

Topics include:

What do waves transfer?

Frequency and wavelength

Amplitude, period, wave velocity and wavefront

Longitudinal and transverse waves

Wave speed

Effects of Reflection, refraction, transmission and absorption

Ultrasound and infrasound (HT only)

Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Topics include:

Reflection, refraction and total internal reflection

Specular and diffuse reflection

Longitudinal and transverse waves

Colour of light

Lenses

Electromagnetic waves

Radioactivity

Topics include:

Atoms and molecules

Atomic (proton) number and mass (nucleon) number

Masses and relative electric charges of protons, neutrons, electrons and positrons

Atoms

Electrons

Background radiation

Measuring and detecting radioactivity

Alpha, beta and gamma radiations

The atomic model

Radioactive decay

Half-life

Uses of radioactivity

Dangers of ionising radiation

Contamination and irradiation effects

Radiation in medicine

Advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power

Nuclear chain reaction

Nuclear fusion and nuclear fission

Astronomy

Topics include:

What does the solar system consist of?

Ideas about the structure of the Solar System over time

Orbits of moons, planets, comets and artificial satellites

Circular and stable orbits

Steady State and Big Bang theories

Red-shift

The evolution of stars<

Methods of observing the Universe over time

Energy - Forces doing Work - Forces and Matter

Topics include:

Storing energy

Energy transfers

How to measure the work done by a force

Change in gravitational potential energy

Calculating kinetic energy

Calculating power

Calculating efficiency

Electricity and Circuits, Static Electricity

Topics include:

Structure of the atom

Electric circuit diagrams

Series and parallel circuits

Potential difference

Energy transfer

Current and charge

Resistance

Electrical power

Direct and alternating voltage/current

Mains input wires

How an insulator can be charged by friction

Like charges repel and unlike charges attract

Electrostatic phenomena

Earthing removes excess charge

Uses of electrostatic charges

Dangers of sparking

Electric fields

Magnetism and the Motor Effect

Topics include:

Magnetic poles

Permanent and temporary magnetic materials

Permanent and induced magnets

Magnetic fields

Electromagnets

Fleming’s left-hand rule

Electromagnetic Induction

Topics include:

Producing an electric current by the relative movement of a magnet and a conductor

Induced potential difference

Electromagnetic induction in alternators and dynamos

The action of the microphones, speakers and headphones

Alternating current and direct current

The turns ratio equation

The power equation

Transformers

Particle Model

Topics include:

Kinetic theory model

Density

States of matter

Heat capacity and specific latent heat

Thermal energy

Particle movement

Kelvin and Celsius scales

Gas pressure and volume

OCR (21st Century)

Radiation and Waves

Topics include:

Risks and benefits of using radiations

Climate change

How do waves behave

When light and sound meet different materials

Sustainable Energy

Topics include:

How much energy do we use?

How can electricity be generated?

Electric Circuits

Topics include:

What is electric charge?

Current in an electric circuit<

series and parallel circuits

rate of energy transfer in a circuit

Magnetic fields

Electric motors

The process inside an electric generator

Explaining Motion

Topics include:

What are forces?

How can we describe motion?

What is the connection between forces and motion?

How can we describe motion in terms of energy transfers?

Radioactive Materials

Topics include:

What is radioactivity?

How can radioactive materials be used safely?

How can radioactive material be used to provide energy?

Matter - Models and Explanations

Topics include:

How does energy transform matter?

How does the particle model explain the effects of heating?

How does the particle model relate to material under stress?

How does the particle model relate to pressure in fluids?

How can scientific models help us understand the Big Bang?

 

Demo Content

Chemistry

Edexcel

Key Concepts in Chemistry

Topics include:

Atomic structure

The periodic table

Ionic bonding

Covalent bonding

Types of substance

Calculations involving masses

States of Matter and Mixtures

Topics include:

States of matter

Methods of separating and purifying substances

Chemical Change

Topics include:

Acids

Electrolytic processes

Extracting Metals and Equilibria

Topics include:

Obtaining and using metals

Reversible reactions and equilibria<br><br>

Separate Chemistry 1

Topics include:

Transition metals, alloys and corrosion

Quantitative analysis

Dynamic equilibria

Groups in the Periodic Table

Topics include:

Group 1

Group 7

Group 0

Rates of Reaction and Energy Changes

Topics include:

Rates of reaction

Heat energy changes in chemical reactions

Fuels and Earth Science

Topics include:

Fuels

Earth and atmospheric science,

Separate Chemistry 2

Topics include:

Qualitative analysis: tests for ions

Hydrocarbons

Polymers, Alcohols and carboxylic acids

Bulk and surface properties of matter including nanoparticles

AQA

Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table

Topics include:

A simple model of the atom, symbols, relative atomic mass, electronic charge and isotopes

The periodic table

Properties of transition metals (triple award)

Bonding, Structure, and the Properties of Matter

Topics include:

Chemical bonds, ionic, covalent and metallic

How bonding and structure are related to the properties of substances

Structure and bonding of carbon

Bulk and surface properties of matter including nanoparticles (triple award)

Chemical Changes

Topics include:

Reactivity of metals

Reactions of acids and Electrolysis

The Rate and Extent of Chemical Change

Topics include:

Rate of reaction

Reversible reactions and dynamic equilibrium

Organic Chemistry

Topics include:

Carbon compounds as fuels and feedstock

Synthetic and naturally occurring polymers (triple award)

Chemistry of the Atmosphere

Topics include:

The composition and evolution of the Earth's atmosphere

Carbon dioxide and methane as greenhouse gases

Energy Changes

Topics include:

Exothermic and endothermic reactions

Chemical cells and fuel cells (triple award)

Using Resources

Topics include:

Using the Earth's resources and obtaining potable water

Life cycle assessment and recycling and Using materials (triple award)

Quantitative Chemistry

Topics include:

Chemical measurements, conservation of mass and the quantitative interpretation of chemical equations

Use of amount of substance in relation to masses of pure substances

Yield and atom economy of chemical reactions (chemistry only)

Chemical Analysis

Topics include:

Purity, formulations and chromatography

Identification of common gases

OCR (21st Century)

Air and Water

Topics include:

How has the earth’s atmosphere changed over time, and why?

What is the evidence for climate change, why is it occurring?

How can scientists help improve the supply of portable water?

Chemical Patterns

Topics include:

How have our ideas about atoms developed over time?

What does the periodic table tell us about the elements?

How do metals and non-metals combine to form compounds?

How are equations used to represent chemical reactions?

What are the properties of transition metals?

Chemicals of the Natural Environment

Topics include:

How are the atoms held together in a metal?

How are metals with different reactivities extracted?

Electrolytes and what happens during electrolysis?

Why is crude oil important as a source of new materials?

Material Choices

Topics include:

How is data used to choose a material for a particular use?

What are the different types of polymers?

How do bonding and structure affect properties of materials?

Why are nanoparticles so useful?

What happens to products at the end of their useful life?

Chemical Analysis

Topics include:

How are chemicals separated and tested for purity?

How do chemists find the composition of unknown samples?

How are the amounts of substances in reactions calculated?

How are the amounts of chemicals in solution measured?

Making Useful Chemicals

Topics include:

What useful products can be made from acids?

How do chemists control the rate of reactions?

What factors affect the yield of chemical reactions?

How are chemicals made on an industrial scale?

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