KS4 Biology

Learn about biology and examine the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution and distribution of all living things.

This page contains links to resources for the subject biology, containing topics including:

  1. Cell biology – structure and functions, enzymatic reactions, importance of cellular, aerobic and anerobic respiration
  2. Transport systems – transport systems in multicellular organisms, relationship between structure and functions of the human circulatory system
  3. Health, disease and the development of medicines – relationship between health and disease, communicable and non-communicable diseases, reducing and preventing the spread of diseases, process of discovery and development of new medicines, impacts of lifestyle factos on diseases.
  4. Coordination and control – principles of nervous coordination and control in humans, relationship between structure and function of nervous system, homeostasis
  5. Photosynthesis – process and factors affecting photosynthesis
  6. Ecosystems – levels of organisation within an ecosystem, role of microorganisms, importance of biodiversity, positive and negatic human interactions with ecosystems
  7. Evolution, inheritance and variation – how the genome, and its interaction with the environment influence with the development of phenotype of an organism, impacts of genomics on medicine, genetic variation in populations, evidence for evolution, developments in biology affecting classification, uses of modern biotechnology including gene technology and practical and ethical consideration of modern biotechnology.


(Please note the links below may not reflect all the topics above)

Cell biology – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2mttv4

Transport systems – https://studymind.co.uk/notes/transport-systems-in-plants/

Health and disease – https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?q=ks4+health+and+disease&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart

Cauliflower cloning – http://www.saps.org.uk/secondary/teaching-resources/706

Food waste – http://www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk/storage/resource/downloads/43d2cea6-3a7a-46f7-a85e-e776686c6f23/original/food-waste-1-1.pdf

Why shouldn’t you eat rhubarb leaves? – http://www.compoundchem.com/2015/04/16/rhubarb/