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Leaving Certificate Biology, Essential Revision Guide

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An “A” in Leaving Certificate Biology made Easy

Introduction

    1. Exam Technique

4

Section I

    1. Scientific Method

6

    1. Food and Biomolecules

7

    1. Ecology

11

Section 2

    1. Microscope, Cell Structure and Function

15

    1. Cell Metabolism, Photosynthesis and Respiration

19

    1. DNA, Protein Synthesis and Genetics

24

Section 3 Plant Biology

    1. Five Kingdom Classification and Microbiology

31

    1. Flowering Plant Structure and Function

35

3.3 Flowering Plant Reproduction

38

3.4 Plant Responses and Growth Regulation

42

Section 4 Human Biology

    1. Blood, Lymphatic and Defence Systems

44

    1. Breathing System

49

    1. Digestive System

50

    1. Excretory System and Homeostasis

53

    1. Nervous and Endocrine Systems

54

    1. Musculoskeletal System

59

4.7 Reproductive System

61

Section 5

    1. Mandatory Practical Activities

65

    1. Definitions

71

Studying Biology for Leaving Certificate

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Introduction

Exam Technique

Total marks available = 400

The way the exam is structured it is possible to obtain more than 80% of the marks from Sections 1 and 2 of the syllabus plus the Mandatory Practical Activities (MPA). This only amounts to about 40% of the material of the syllabus.

When revising it is therefore essential to learn these parts (Sections 1 and 2 plus MPA) really well before going on to Section 3 of the syllabus. You should learn the popular topics from Section...

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