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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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
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
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):
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
All our MCQs are explained and translated exposing the student to a wide range of useful vocabulary focusing on the themes mentioned above.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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: 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…
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: 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…
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 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
Tectonic plates and the make-up of the Earth; fold mountains and human adaptation; effects and responses to earthquakes, volcanoes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis
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
Glaciation and glacial periods; ice sheets and ice caps; glacial erosion and deposition landforms, human interaction with glacial regions
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
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
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
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 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
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
Ensure you know all there is about diet and exercise: Keeping healthy, the effect of food on health and the effects of lifestyle on disease, exercise and the effects of inheritance on our health; defending against infection, understanding antibiotics, mutations of bacteria and viruses, vaccinations and infectious diseases; the immune system and different forms of medication
Get yourself top of the class! With this topic you can test yourself on: Understanding IVF and plant hormones in horticulture; the nervous system and human reactions and receptors, sensory neurones, motor neurones, relay neurones, synapses and effectors; control in the human body, including fertility; control in plants
Think you know all there is to know about the use and abuse of drugs? This topic covers: Understanding drugs and their uses; addiction; the development of medical drugs and reasons behind testing – e.g. Thalidomide; recreational, illegal, and prescribed drugs; effects of drug misuse; addiction
Make sure you know all you need to know on interdependence and adaptation. This topic covers: Adaptations and the fight for survival in plants and animals including in extreme conditions, understanding camouflage, fur thickness or body adaptations to different conditions; indicators of pollution and measuring environmental change
Find out all you need to know about energy biomass in food chains, describing food chains and biomass; understanding energy cycles and energy transfer; the Sun as a source of energy
Use this topic to test yourself on the waste materials from plants and animals; decay processes and the balance of waste materials; material cycles; understanding the carbon cycle
Think you know all there is to know about genetic variation and its control? Test yourself on why organisms are different; understanding genes and inheritance; genetic and environmental characteristics; sexual and asexual reproduction; cloning techniques and genetic modification
Get to grips with evolution, the consideration of different theories of evolution such as Darwin and Lamarck; species and the similarities and differences between organisms; natural selection
Get yourself top of the class! With this topic you can test yourself on: Cells, cell structure and their functions in humans and plants; dissolved substances and diffusion; multicellular organisms and the development of systems; muscular, glandular and epithelial tissue; organ systems; epidermal, mesophyll and xylem and phloem tissues in plants
Think you know all there is to know about the use photosynthesis, organisms and the environment? This topic covers: Understanding photosynthesis and how its rate can be limited or increased; the use of glucose in plants; living organisms and their communities; relationships in these communities and factors that influence the distribution of organisms
Make sure you know all you need to know on proteins, their functions and uses. This topic covers: proteins and their functions; amino acids; the use of enzymes and their optimum environment; the production of enzymes and understanding their different functions within the body, in the home and in industry
Think you know all there is to know about aerobic and anaerobic respiration? Test yourself on: understanding aerobic and anaerobic respiration; how energy is used by the body; the changes that occur within the body during exercise and the use of anaerobic respiration, the incomplete breakdown of glucose and the production of lactic acid
Get to grips with: the work of Mendel; using genetic diagrams, including family trees; dominant and recessive alleles; social and ethical issues concerning the use of stem cells from embryos and embryo screening; cell division; mitosis and genetic variation; understanding chromosomes, DNA and characteristics
Make sure you really know your stuff using this topic which covers: Inherited disorders such as polydactyl or cystic fibrosis and their carriers; speciation – old and new species and the development of life on earth; fossils and evidence of early life; extinction and its causes; new species and how they may arise
Become top of the class in this topic on classification, variation and inheritance and test your knowledge on: the classification of organisms; the main characteristics of the five kingdoms; understanding viruses; vertebrates; the complications involved in classifying species; using keys to identify species; understanding Darwin’s theory of evolution; understanding variation; the validation of scientific theory; chromosomes, genes and alleles; understanding terminology such as dominant, recessive, homozygous heterozygous etc. and inherited characteristics; genetic disorders; interpreting patterns and analyse outcomes using a genetic diagram, Punnett squares and family pedigrees
Think you know all there is to know on responses to a changing environment? Make sure you know you know by downloading this topic which covers: homeostasis and the maintenance of a stable environment; thermoregulation; the use of hormones in regulations within the body; understanding type 1 and 2 diabetes; phototropism and gravitropism in plants; auxins and gibberellins; using plant hormones; the nervous system; the structure and function of dendrons and axons; stimulation of receptors; the structure and function of sensory, relay and motor neurones
Get to grips with the problems of and solutions to a changing environment. Further your understanding on: drugs and their effects on the central nervous system including psychological behaviour and addiction; differentiation between painkillers, hallucinogens, stimulants and depressants; the chemicals involved in smoking; the harmful effects of alcohol abuse; evaluation of data of certain drugs and its correlation with human health; the ethics of organ transplants; infectious disease and pathogens; the immune system; antibiotics; interdependence, biomass and the food chain; human populations and their contribution to pollution; using indicator species; recycling; the carbon cycle; understanding nitrogen
Be the best! Test yourself on 100s of questions covering the building blocks of cells. This topic covers: understanding the components and the functions within a bacterial and plant cell; defining DNA and its structure and the roles of scientists who discovered it; genetic engineering, its advantages and disadvantages; fertilisation; mitosis and meiosis; cloning as an example of asexual reproduction; amino acids and their different functions, including enzymes; gene mutation and its results; factors effecting enzyme action; understanding the lock and key concept
Need some quick quiz tests on organisms and energy? Use this topic to get to grips with: respiration and the circulatory system; diffusion; aerobic and anaerobic respiration; exercise and its effect on the heart and breathing; photosynthesis and the adaptation of a leaf’s structure for this; factors that affect the rate of photosynthesis; osmosis and root hair cells; evaluating the distribution of organisms in an ecosystem
Consolidate your learning on Common systems using this topic to test yourself on: evidence for evolution based on the fossil record; understanding growth data; cell division, elongation and differentiation in plants; cell division and differentiation in animals; the function of parts of the blood; tissues, organs and organ systems; the structure of the heart and its function; the circulatory system; functions of the digestive system; peristalsis; digestive enzymes such as amylase and proteases; evaluation of claimed benefits of the use of functional foods such as probiotics as part of a healthy diet
Want to ace your exam on the processes of life? Use this topic to test yourself on all there is to know about: chemical reactions in living things; reactions in cells; the role of enzymes; understanding how plants make food; photosynthesis; cell structures for photosynthesis; osmosis, active transport and diffusion; how living organisms obtain energy; aerobic respiration; anaerobic respiration; cell structures for respiration and limiting factors
100s of illustrated multiple choice questions and in depth explanations to further your knowledge on: the development of organisms; embryo development; cell specialisation in plants and animals; plant growth responses; the production of new cells; main processes of the cell cycle; comparisons of mitosis and meiosis; the role of genes in the growth and development of a cell; structure of genetic code and mechanisms for protein synthesis
Think you know your neurons from your synapses? Use this topic to test yourself on: responses to the environment; co-ordination of responses to stimuli via the central nervous system; the nervous system and the structure of neurons; transmission of electrical impulses, including synapses; effects of Ecstasy on synapse action; conditioning and simple reflex actions for survival; the mechanism of a reflex arc; conditioned reflexes; complex behavioural patterns, the formation of neuron pathways and learning through repetition; mapping brain function; models for understanding memory
Need to check you know all there is to know on You and Your Genes? Use this topic to test yourself on: Understanding genes; *** chromosomes and DNA; inheritance; the interplay between genes and the environment; sexual reproduction as a source of variation; interpretation of genetic diagrams; dominant and recessive alleles; Huntington’s disease and cystic fibrosis; genetic testing and treating genetic diseases; cloning and stem cells; ethical decisions
Get yourself to the top of the class with this topic on Keeping healthy, including: Disease and resistance, antibodies and memory cells; antibiotics, vaccines and drug testing; the role of the heart and its structure; understanding blood pressure and heart disease; keeping a healthy water balance; understanding hormone and nervous communication systems; the role of the kidneys; ADH
Ace your exams on this Life on Earth topic and test yourself on 100s of questions covering: Systems in balance; understanding species and adaptation; food webs; habitat and survival; effects of environmental change; ecosystems; calculating energy transfer in a food chain; the carbon cycle; interdependence of species; the nitrogen cycle; pollution indicators; understanding how life on Earth has evolved; natural selection; Darwin and Lamarck; understanding the importance of biodiversity; sustainability
Energy transfer in and out of objects; energy transfer in everyday appliances; insulation and the uses of different materials; heat capacity evaluation; infrared radiation and surface absorption/reflection; kinetic theory and energy relations with solids, liquids and gases; conduction, convection, evaporation, condensation; factors that affect energy transfer; heating and insulation in buildings; understanding and using the U-factor and heat capacity
Energy transfer, storage and dissipation; wasted energy; calculations for efficiency; the advantages and disadvantages of different electrical appliances
Energy transfer in everyday electrical appliances and how they use energy; calculating energy transfer and cost
Evaluating different methods of generating electricity; supply and demand of electricity; differences between underground and overhead cables; power stations and energy sources; using wind and water to drive turbines; electricity production from the sun’s radiation; geothermal energy; hydroelectricity and solar cells; effects of energy use on the environment; understanding the National Grid
Using different types of waves for communication; risks of using waves for communication; concepts of the beginning of the universe and its expansion; wave energy transfer; electromagnetic, sound and mechanical waves and their properties; wave travel through a vacuum; continuous spectrums; compression and rarefaction; reflection, refraction, diffraction; frequency, wavelength and amplitude; the wave equation; radio waves, microwaves, infrared and visible light uses in communication; red-shift; the Doppler effect; cosmic microwave background radiation; The Big Bang theory
Speed, velocity and acceleration; stopping distances; forces and terminal velocity; understanding velocity-time graphs; equal and opposite forces; resultant forces; forces and braking; forces and terminal velocity, Forces and elasticity
Forces and energy; understanding work done; gravitational potential energy; kinetic energy and its relations with mass and speed; understanding momentum
Understanding static electricity; electricity conductors; charged objects repel and attract; current and voltage in electrical circuits; understanding circuit diagrams and symbols; resistance; in series and in parallel circuits; LEDs, LDRs, thermistors
Cells and batteries; understanding a.c. and d.c. current; mains electricity in the U.K.; the structure of an electric cable; wiring a plug; fuses and circuit breakers; current, charge and power
Radioactive materials; background radiation; understanding atomic structure; alpha, beta and gamma radiation – similarities and differences; uses and dangers of nuclear radiation; understanding the half-life of a radioactive isotope
Uranium-235 and plutonium-239; chain reactions; the formation of stars; lifecycles of stars depending on their size; supernovas
Understanding the structure of an atom; charging insulators; effects of gaining and losing electrons; like and unlike charges; understanding earthing; using electrostatic charges; current and current in metals; direct and alternating current
Using ammeters in series to measure current and factors that affect current; Using voltmeters in parallel to measure potential difference; potential difference, current and resistance; variations in a current and devices; resistance in LDRs and thermistors; energy transfer between electrons and ions in a lattice; using equations to calculate electrical power and energy transferred
Understanding displacement, velocity, acceleration and force; interpreting distance/time graphs and velocity/time graphs; use equations to measure speed, acceleration, force and weight; action and reaction forces; understand the relationship between force, mass and acceleration; acceleration within a vacuum; air resistance
Stopping, thinking and breaking distances and factors that affect these things; understanding friction; calculating momentum of a moving object; linear momentum and conservation; use equations to calculate work done, power, gravitational potential energy and kinetic energy
The structure of an atom; alpha and beta particles and gamma rays; losing and gaining electrons; fission of U-235; controlled nuclear chain reactions; understand the difference between nuclear fission and fusion; nuclear fusions and stars; considering scientific theories and validation amongst peers
Background radiation; uses of radioactivity; lifetime of a radioactive source; measuring radioactivity and understanding a half-life; dangers of ionising radiation; understanding scientists changed perceptions of radioactivity over time; storage and disposal of nuclear waste; the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear power
Geocentric and heliocentric models and the structure of the solar system; the milky way; observations of the universe with visible light; converging lenses, real and virtual images; understanding telescopes; reflection and refraction of waves between materials; understanding longitudinal and transverse waves and their relationship with sound, electromagnetic and seismic waves
Herschel and Ritter; understanding electromagnetic waves and the electromagnetic spectrum; effects of exposure to electromagnetic radiation; uses of electromagnetic radiation; understanding ionising radiations and alpha, beta particles and gamma rays
The solar system and the Milky Way, understanding galaxies and the Universe; relative sizes of planets and the Sun; SETI and methods of gathering evidence of life beyond Earth; telescopes and their locations; life cycles of stars of different sizes
Ultrasound and its uses; infrasound and its uses; seismic waves, earthquakes and explosions; predicting tsunamis and earthquakes; P and S waves; the structure of the Earth; plate boundaries
Understanding current and voltage and how they are measured; electricity production using non-renewable and renewable sources; factors effecting the generation of electric current; understanding direct and alternating current; transformers and the National Grid; compare and contrast advantages and disadvantages of energy-saving devices; cost efficiency and pay-back time
Energy transfer chains; using diagrams to understand energy transfer; energy efficiency; understanding constant temperature; thermal radiation and absorption according to surface material
Describing motion; calculating speed, understanding velocity and acceleration and understanding speed/velocity graphs; identifying forces and their ‘partners’; forces and motion, resultant forces and change in momentum; stopping distances and road safety; motion and energy changes; calculating word done, changes in energy, GPE and KE; understanding losses due to air resistance and friction
Electric current as a flow of charge; understanding how charge moves; determining the size of current in an electric circuit and how it transfers energy; voltage; current and resistance; understanding series and in parallel circuits – voltage and current; mains electricity; generators, transformers; differentiating between alternating and direct current; electric motors, how they work and their uses
Why materials are radioactive; the structure of an atom; nuclear fusion; understanding alpha, beta and gamma radiation; the workings of a half-life; safe use and handling of radioactive materials including waste; background radiation; using radiation; nuclear fission and nuclear power stations
The Earth and the Universe, understanding the differences between planets, moons, the Sun etc.; stars, galaxies and space; observing the night sky; redshift; the big bang theory and the Universe; how the Earth is changing; measuring the life of Earth; Wegener and continental drift; the sea floor; tectonic plates – earthquakes, volcanoes and mountains; P and S waves; the make-up of the Earth; understanding waves
Types of electromagnetic radiation; benefits and risks of using electromagnetic radiation; the ozone layer and changes in the atmosphere; protection from ultraviolet and ionising radiation; understanding greenhouse gases and the carbon cycle; global warming; waves and communication
Using energy and the primary energy sources; understanding power stations; calculate energy transfer and power and efficiency; generating electricity; understanding generators; power stations and nuclear, hydroelectric and thermal power; choosing energy sources; ionising radiation and radioactive waste; contamination and irradiation; Sankey diagrams; the National Grid; ways of reducing energy demands and using energy efficiently
The Earth’s Sea and Atmosphere; Materials from the Earth; Acids; Obtaining and Using Metals; Fuels
Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table; Ionic Compounds and Separation Techniques; Groups in the Periodic Table; Covalent Compounds and Separation Techniques; Chemical Reactions; Quantitative Chemistry
Ionic Bonding, Ionic Lattices and their Properties; Covalent Bonding, Molecules and Giant Structures; Metallic Bonding, Polymers and Nanoscience; Atomic Structure and Analysing Substances; Quantitative Chemistry; Rates of Reaction, Energy Transfer in Reactions; Acids, Bases and Salts; Electrolysis
Fundamental Ideas in Chemistry; Limestone and Building Materials; Metals and their Uses; Crude Oil and Fuels; Other Useful Substances from Crude Oil; Plant Oils and their Uses; Changes in the Earth and Atmosphere
Air Quality; Material Choices; Chemicals in our Lives
Chemical Patterns; Chemicals of the Natural Environment; Chemical Synthesis
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