A Level Biology - Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and physiology for A-Level biology doesn’t really cover much in terms of general “Anatomy and Physiology” for example when learning the structure and function of the digestive system,  you mostly focus on how molecules are digested (which links back to biochemistry and importantly hydrolysis and condensation reactions!) rather than labelling the organs of the system. 

 

You’ll also find that “Anatomy and Physiology” includes “Comparative Anatomy and Physiology” i.e. the structure of gas exchange system in an insect compared to that of a human or a fish… 

 

Anatomy and Physiology at A-level tends to cover key concepts which are central to a particular system, such as how muscles contract and relax (Muscular system), how neurones transmit messages through an organism (Nervous system), or how tissue fluid is formed (Lymphatic / Cardiovascular systems). 

 

There isn’t much by way of learning and labelling systems and organs for instance, Learning Anatomy and Physiology at A-Level is more about understanding, explaining and evaluating key physiological concepts, from both humans and other living organisms (i.e. fish and insects).

Anatomy and Physiology for A-Level Biology  is organised by Human Body Systems and other organisms.

Endocrine System
Integumentary System
Muscular System
Reproductive Systems
Digestive System
Immune System
Lymphatic System
Nervous System
Skeletal System
Urinary System
Fish
Insects