Biology-CAIE/IGCSE (0610 & 5090)

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Created by Fatima Shabbir Last updated Tue, 29-Aug-2023 English
What will i learn?
  • Students will be able to describe living systems, including their nature, organization and evolution. Students will be able to apply methods of scientific inquiry in biology . They will be able to describe how human activities affect the living world and the physical environment . Students will be able to describe the flow of energy and matter within and among organisms, will be able to explain the historical context of biological discoveries, will be able to evaluate information by discriminating between science and non-science. Students will be able to evaluate and interpret quantitative data using the scientific method. They will be able to practice safety and proper techniques in the laboratory. They will be able to explain why science is an integral activity for addressing social and environmental problems.

Curriculum for this course
15 Topics
Characteristics and classification of living organisms
6 Sub Topics
  • Basic cell structures of the animals,plants,fungus,protocists and virus
  • Classification of the vertebrates and invertebrates
  • Constructing and elaborating the dichotomous keys
  • Basic characteristics of living organisms
  • Reason of classification
  • Ways of classifying the organisms (morphological, biochemical)
3 Sub Topics
  • Concept of drug
  • Role of antibiotics in treating the bacterial infection
  • Reason for antibiotic resistance and ways to overcome it
Coordination and response
15 Sub Topics
  • Concept of sensitivity and need of the communication for survival
  • Concept of the nervous system inclusive of the CNS and PNS
  • Structure related to the function of the various neurons inclusive of the sensory, relay and motor neurone
  • Difference between voluntary and involuntary actions
  • Reflex ation and reflex arc
  • Concept of the sense organ with emphasis on the eye
  • Understanding of the various layers of the eye with their role
  • The role of the iris in the pupil reflex
  • The role of the ciliary muscles in the accomodation
  • Significance of the retina in image formation via rod and cone cells
  • The basis of the chemical communication in human beings
  • Concept of glands and hormones
  • Identification of important glands including pituitary gland, pancreas, testis and ovaries
  • Fundamental roles of glands in the maintenance of blood glucose level, water balance, secondary characteristics development
  • Tropic responses in the plants with regard to geotropism, phototropism and its significance in the plants
4 Sub Topics
  • Elaboration of the term homeostasis and its significance in maintaining the internal constant environment
  • Structure and role of the skin in the thermoregulation
  • The role of pancreas in regulation of the blood glucose level
  • Osmoregulation
Excretion in humans
7 Sub Topics
  • Definition of the term Excretion
  • Significance of metabolism with regard to producing metabolic waste materials in the body
  • Components of the excretory system
  • Longitudinal section of the kidney with elaboration of its multiple layers
  • Understanding of the structure of the nephron
  • Formation of the urine through ultrafiltration and selective reabsorption
  • Role of the kidneys in the osmoregulation
8 Sub Topics
  • Concept of Respiration
  • Difference between respiration and breathing
  • Components of the respiratory system including nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchus, bronchioles, alveoli
  • The mechanism of the gaseous exchange
  • Adaptations of the alveol
  • Differences between the aerobic and anaerobic respiration
  • Lactic acid fermentation in human beings and alcoholic fermentation in yeast
  • Elaboration of the graphs during normal and strenuous exercise
Diseases and immunity
6 Sub Topics
  • Definition of the disease
  • concept of common pathogens including bacteria, fungus and viruses
  • mode of the transmission of the disease
  • Active and passive immunity with regard to the immunological memory
  • Difference between natural and artificial immunity
  • Preventive measures to avoid diseases
Transport in plants
6 Sub Topics
  • The need of the transport in the plants
  • Structure of the vascular bundles
  • The arrangement of the vascular bundles in the roots, stem and leaves
  • The significance of the transpiration in the transport of water with factors effecting it
  • The role of translocation in the movement of the sugars and amino acids
  • Concept of source and sink
Human nutrition
7 Sub Topics
  • Fundamental of the needs and aspects of the human nutrition
  • The structure and physiology of the alimentary canal
  • The role of peristalsis in moving food along the digestive tract
  • Differences between the chemical and physical digestion
  • Chemical digestion and absorption of the carbohydrate, protein and fats
  • Adaptations of the villi to absorb food followed by assimilation in the human body
  • Cholera and its impact on the digestive system
Plant nutrition
5 Sub Topics
  • Basis of the nutrition in terms of the photosynthesis
  • Understanding of the photosynthetic word and chemical equation
  • Structure related to the function of the leaf for effective photosynthsesis
  • Interconversion mechanism of the sugars, proteins and fats and their uses in the plants
  • Concept of the limiting factors with graphical elaboration
3 Sub Topics
  • Concept of the biological catalysts and its significance in the living bodies
  • Basic mechanism of the enzymatic activity with emphasis on the lock and key hypothesis
  • Factors effecting the enzymatic activity with graphical elaboration
Biological molecules
3 Sub Topics
  • Concept of the biological molecules including the protein,carbohydrates ,lipids and nucleic acids
  • Significance of the balanced diet and consequences of the nutritional deficiencies
  • Food tests (Iodines,Benedicts,Biuret,DCPIP & Ethanol emulsion test)
Movement into and out of cells
4 Sub Topics
  • Concept of diffusion, osmosis and active transport
  • Role of diffusion in exchange of gases
  • The importance of the active transport in the absorption and reabsorption
  • Significance of the osmosis in the absorption and transport of the water in plants
Organisation of the organism
4 Sub Topics
  • Fundamentals of the cell structure and function
  • Elaboration of the animal and plant cells , comparison and contrast
  • Elaboration of the function of the specialized cell e.g. sperm cell , neuron, root hair and epithelial cells)
  • Organization of the human body in terms of cells, tissues, organ, organ system and organism
11 Sub Topics
  • Understanding of the term reproduction and its significance
  • Difference between sexual and asexual reproduction
  • Difference between normal body cells and gametes
  • Example of asexual reproduction in the bacteria and plants
  • Advantages and disadvantages of asexual reproduction
  • Sexual reproduction in plants (pollination and its types, process of fertilization, mechanism of the seeds formation, conditions for seeds germination)
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the sexual reproduction
  • need of sexual reproduction in human beings
  • The structure and function of the male and female reproductive system
  • Structure related to the function of the sperm and egg cell;difference between the both
  • Mechanism of the copulation,fertilization,implantaion,development,delivery and pre-post natal care)
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Cambridge IGCSE & GCE Biology helps learners to understand the biological world in which they live and take an informed interest in science and scientific developments. The syllabus includes the basic principles and concepts that are fundamental to the subject, some current applications of biology, and a strong emphasis on practical skills. Learners also develop an understanding of the scientific skills essential for progression to Cambridge International AS & A Level, further education or a career related to science.
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