Unit 1: Cells and multicellular organisms
Topic 1: Cells as the basis of life
1 Cell membrane
2 Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
3 Internal membranes and enzymes
4 Energy and metabolism
Topic 2: Multicellular organisms
5 Cell differentiation and specialisation
6 Gas exchange and transport
7 Exchange of nutrients and wastes
8 Plant systems—gas exchange and transport systems
Unit 2: Maintaining the internal environment
Topic 1: Homeostasis
10 Neural and homeostatic control pathways
11 Hormonal homeostatic control pathways
Topic 2: Infectious disease
14 Infectious disease
15 Immune response and defence against disease
16 Transmission and spread of disease (epidemiology)
The dot point approach fully covers the content, formula and mandatory practicals in the syllabi.
Breakout boxes provide springboards for investigating Science as a Human Endeavour (SHE), while reinforcing key terms and key formula.
Exam practice at the end of each chapter and unit develop exam skills and help students retain knowledge.
Scaffolds at the end of each unit support the development of the key skills required to complete the mandatory assessment tasks.