Biology

 

GCSE Biology Revision Tips

 

  • Revise key terms from glossary at the back of your revision guide.
  • Revise how to read/interpret different types of graphs.
  • Revise how to accurate plot different types of graphs.
  • Revise key concepts (E.g. the blood is a transport network for all substances) – use your revision guide to help with this.
  • Revise exam style questions including key words in your answer.
  • Use the ‘revise’ section to help you answer questions in the ‘practise’ and ‘review’ sections.
  • Revise the methods of the different required practical’s (these can be found in your revision guide).
  • Revise the equipment and techniques used in the different required practical’s (these can be found in your revision guide).
  • Pick a topic and try and remember key words/terms from that topic and produce a resource such as a spider diagram with that [E.g. Blood – made up of four components; red blood cells (carry oxygen), white blood cells (fight infection), plasma (transports substances) and platelets (clot the blood)].
  • Revise simple links (E.g. mitochondria = respiration/energy) – use your revision guide to help you with that.
  • Revise labeling diagrams (E.g. organs of the body and organelles of cells).

Revision Resources and Topic Tick Lists

Cell Biology (Paper 1)
Organisation (Paper 1)
Infection and Response (Paper 1)
Bioenergetics (Paper 1)

Homeostasis and Response (Paper 2)
Inheritance, Variation and Evolution (Paper 2)
Ecology (Paper 2)

GCSE Biology Recommended Websites

BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zpgcbk7

GCSE POD – watch specific videos to help you understand and retain key terminology.