This work matches the AQA specifications for separate science biology. A specification matching grid at the start ensures that the book can be used by those taking either the co-ordinated specification or the modular specification. The higher tier sections are clearly differentiated from the core material, enabling the book to be used by foundation and higher students alike. The main features include: key terms listed at the start of every chapter to ensure that pupils are familiar with the required vocabulary; "did you know?" boxes within the text to offer addtional pieces of information; ideas and evidence sections to ensure students have covered all the material required; summary boxes at the end of each chapter; topic question boxes throughout the text ot consolidate the chapter's information; and examinations at the end of the chapter to enable students to practice answering various styles of question.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Cell Activity Chapter 2 - Humans as Organisms Chapter 3 - Green Plants as Organisms Chapter 4 - Variation, Inheritance and Evolution Chapter 5 - Living Things in their Environment Chapter 6 - Locomotion Chapter 7 - Patterns of Feeding Chapter 8 - Controlling Disease Chapter 9 - Applied Microbiology Section 1.1 - Plant and Animal Cells / Section 1.2 - Transport across Boundaries / Section 1.3 - Cell Division / Section 2.1 - Nutrition / Section 2.2 - Circulation / Section 2.3 - Breathing / Section 2.4 - Respiration / Section 2.5 - Nervous System / Section 2.6 - Hormones / Section 2.7 - Homeostasis / Section 2.8 - Disease / Section 2.9 - Drugs / Section 3.1 - Plant Nutrition / Section 3.2 - Plant Hormones / Section 3.3 - Transport and Water Relations / Section 4.1 - Variation / Section 4.2 - Genetics and DNA / Section 4.3 - Controlling Inheritance / Section 4.4 - Evolution / Section 5.1 - Adaptation and Competition / Section 5.2 - Human Impact on the Environment / Section 5.3 - Energy and Nutrient Transfer / Section 5.4 - Nutrient Cycles / Section 6.1 - Skeleton and Movement / Section 6.2 - Adaptations for Movement / Section 7.1 - Feeding Adaptation in Invertebrates / Section 7.2 - Feeding in Mammals / Section 8.1 - Treating Infectious Disease / Section 8.2 - Treating Kidney Disease / Section 9.1 - Using Microorganisms to make Food and Drinks / Section 9.2 - Growing Microorganisms in Fermenters
Vic Pruden, Jennifer Burnett, Judy Crane and Christine Woodward are all experienced teachers and were all senior examiners with the SEG board. Vic Pruden was Chair of Examiners for AQA until August 2002.