Revision Buddies GCSE Science Collection
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You can now get all of your Revision Buddies Science apps at the touch of a button! Download our GCSE Physics, Biology, and Chemistry apps in this convenient and affordable bundle. Three apps for the price of two, save more than 30% on the cost of buying the apps individually.
Written by teachers, our apps build confidence, knowledge and understanding in preparation for your GCSE exams. Through 1000s of comprehensive self-assessment tests as well as many additional features to enhance learning and provide a fun, effective and enjoyable revision environment, we will help you work towards achieving the best grade possible. Take charge of your revision and use our apps anywhere, anytime.
Whether you are studying higher or lower tier, OCR, Edexcel or AQA, our creators have dedicated their time to ensuring that you can adapt these apps according to your requirements so that you get the most out of your revision time.
– Choose the Double or Triple award topics of the AQA, Edexcel or OCR 21st Century exam boards (grades 9-1).
– Select questions from the Higher or Foundation tiers.
– Adapt the app to your needs and requirements
– 1000s of syllabus specific multiple choice questions with detailed explanations
– Hundreds of illustrated diagrams, graphs & experiments
– Choose to repeat difficult questions or select new questions at random
– Watch your knowledge improve using inbuilt progress reports
– Share your results with friends on Twitter & Facebook
– Direct links to past papers & mark schemes
– Email progress charts to your teacher or upload results through smart integration with applications such as Firefly & Dropbox
An engaging, interactive and effective revision app.
We aim to consolidate knowledge, further understanding and boost confidence in the lead up to GCSE exams. Revise at your own pace, in your own time. Once downloaded, you can use it offline – simply select your syllabus, level and the topics appropriate to you, test your knowledge and find where you need to fill the gaps in your learning
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Our author, Dr. Hanna Beyer is a qualified teacher and holds a PhD in Chemical Biology. As well as her qualifications she helps students with online tutoring for their exams in all areas of science. Prior to her teaching career, she contributed to science academia as well as working as a research and biomedical scientist. Hanna is passionate about her subject and we have worked hard to ensure that all content is engaging as well as accurate to the GCSE Science exam requirements.
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Edexcel, OCR, AQA
|Course / Award||
Double Award, Triple Award
Subjects and Content
Eukaryotes and prokaryotes
Animal and plant cells
Culturing microorganisms (triple award only)
Mitosis and the cell cycle
Principles of organisation
The human digestive system
The heart and blood vessels
Coronary heart disease: a non-communicable disease
The effect of lifestyle on some non-communicable diseases
Plant organ system
Communicable (infectious) diseases
Human defence systems
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)
Rate of photosynthesis
Uses of glucose from photosynthesis
Aerobic and anaerobic respiration
Response to exercise
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
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)
Sexual and asexual reproduction
Advantages and disadvantages of sexual and asexual reproduction (triple award only)
DNA and the genome
DNA structure (triple award only)
Cloning (triple award only)
Theory of evolution (triple award only)
Speciation (triple award only)
The understanding of genetics (triple award only)
Evidence for evolution
Classification of living organisms
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)
Sub-cellular structures of eukaryotic and prokaryotic
How specialised cells are adapted to their function
Number, size and scale
Quantitative units in relation to cells
Biological specimens using microscopes
Mechanism of enzyme action
Factors affecting enzyme activity
rate calculations for enzyme activity
Enzymes as biological catalysts
Diffusion, osmosis and active transport
Percentage gain and loss of mass in osmosis
Cell division in plants and animals
Structures and functions of the brain
Difficulties and limitations of accessing and treating brain tissue and other parts of the nervous
Meiotic cell division
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
Dominant and recessive traits
ABO blood groups
Inherited sex-linked genetic disorders (HT only)
The Human Genome Project
The work of Darwin and Wallace
Darwin’s theory of evolution
Evidence for human evolution
The main stages of genetic engineering (HT only)
WHO definition of health
Communicable and non-communicable diseases
Lifecycle of a virus
Sexually transmitted infections
Ways in which plant diseases can be detected
and identified (HT only)
The human immune system
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
Photosynthesis in plants and algae as an endothermic reaction
Limiting factors on the rate of photosynthesis
Root hair cells
Xylem and phloem
Environmental factors of water uptake
Rate calculations for transpiration
Commercial uses of auxins, gibberellins and ethene in plants (HT only)
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)
Blood glucose and Glucagon (HT only)
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
The urinary system
The effect of ADH (HT only)
Treatments for kidney failure
The need to transport substances
Exchange surfaces and a transport systems
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
Different levels of organisation
Abiotic and biotic factors
Parasitism and mutualism
Quadrats and belt transects
Pyramid of biomass
Efficiency of energy transfers
Impact of human interactions
The water cycle
The carbon cycle
Indicator species (HT only)
Decomposition and decay
What is the genome and what does it do?
How is genetic information inherited?
How can and should gene technology be used?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Energy stores and systems
Changes in energy
Energy changes in systems
Energy transfers in a system
National and global energy resources
Standard circuit diagram symbols
Electrical charge and current
Current, resistance and potential difference
Series and parallel circuits
Direct and alternating potential difference
Energy transfers in everyday appliances
The National Grid
Static charge (Triple award only)
Electric fields (Triple award only)
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)
The structure of an atom
Mass number, atomic number and isotopes
The development of the model of the atom
Radioactive decay and nuclear radiation
Half-lives and the random nature of radioactive decay
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)
Scalar and vector quantities
Contact and non-contact 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)
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)
Poles of a magnet
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)
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)
SI unit for physical quantities
Multiples and sub-multiples of units
Converting between different units
Significant figures and standard form
Vector and scalar quantities
Velocity, speed and distance
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
Gravitational potential energy
Conservation of energy
Patterns and trends in the use of energy resources
What do waves transfer?
Frequency and wavelength
Amplitude, period, wave velocity and wavefront
Longitudinal and transverse waves
Effects of Reflection, refraction, transmission and absorption
Ultrasound and infrasound (HT only)
Reflection, refraction and total internal reflection
Specular and diffuse reflection
Longitudinal and transverse waves
Colour of light
Atoms and molecules
Atomic (proton) number and mass (nucleon) number
Masses and relative electric charges of protons, neutrons, electrons and positrons
Measuring and detecting radioactivity
Alpha, beta and gamma radiations
The atomic model
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
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
The evolution of stars<
Methods of observing the Universe over time
How to measure the work done by a force
Change in gravitational potential energy
Calculating kinetic energy
Structure of the atom
Electric circuit diagrams
Series and parallel circuits
Current and charge
Direct and alternating voltage/current
Mains input wires
How an insulator can be charged by friction
Like charges repel and unlike charges attract
Earthing removes excess charge
Uses of electrostatic charges
Dangers of sparking
Permanent and temporary magnetic materials
Permanent and induced magnets
Fleming’s left-hand rule
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
Kinetic theory model
States of matter
Heat capacity and specific latent heat
Kelvin and Celsius scales
Gas pressure and volume
Risks and benefits of using radiations
How do waves behave
When light and sound meet different materials
How much energy do we use?
How can electricity be generated?
What is electric charge?
Current in an electric circuit<
series and parallel circuits
rate of energy transfer in a circuit
The process inside an electric generator
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?
What is radioactivity?
How can radioactive materials be used safely?
How can radioactive material be used to provide energy?
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?
The periodic table
Types of substance
Calculations involving masses
States of matter
Methods of separating and purifying substances
Obtaining and using metals
Reversible reactions and equilibria<br><br>
Transition metals, alloys and corrosion
Rates of reaction
Heat energy changes in chemical reactions
Earth and atmospheric science,
Qualitative analysis: tests for ions
Polymers, Alcohols and carboxylic acids
Bulk and surface properties of matter including nanoparticles
A simple model of the atom, symbols, relative atomic mass, electronic charge and isotopes
The periodic table
Properties of transition metals (triple award)
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)
Reactivity of metals
Reactions of acids and Electrolysis
Rate of reaction
Reversible reactions and dynamic equilibrium
Carbon compounds as fuels and feedstock
Synthetic and naturally occurring polymers (triple award)
The composition and evolution of the Earth's atmosphere
Carbon dioxide and methane as greenhouse gases
Exothermic and endothermic reactions
Chemical cells and fuel cells (triple award)
Using the Earth's resources and obtaining potable water
Life cycle assessment and recycling and Using materials (triple award)
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)
Purity, formulations and chromatography
Identification of common gases
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?