A Level Biology - Biochemistry

Whilst studying A-Level Biology you will quickly come to understand just how integral biochemistry is to everything! 

 

The fundamental concepts and principles of biochemistry are apparent in every discipline of biology, whether it be the simple diffusion of molecules across a cell membrane, the more complex biochemical pathways of photosynthesis and cellular respiration or the transfer of nutrients through ecosystems.

 

Biochemistry underpins everything in Biology! So make sure you have all the basic biochemical principles revised and fully understood - and begin to connect these principles with other topic areas too (right from the start). 

 

The topics of Biochemistry are great topics for synoptic essays which will truly consolidate learning and help prepare for exams.

 

It stands to reason there will be lots of crossover into other biology disciplines here (for example, you’ll find the structure and function of DNA here as well as in the genetics section and you’ll find photosynthesis here in addition to the botany section)

Below you will find a list of A-Level Biology Biochemistry Topics listed alphabetically.

But if you’re brand new to A-level / A-level biochemistry start here with some basic biochemistry.

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 Adenosine Triphosphate - ATP  Structure, The ATP-ADP cycle and the Important Properties of ATP

 Amino Acids structure, dipeptides and polypeptides

 Anaerobic V Aerobic Respiration (SuperNotes)

★ Antibody Structure and Function

★ Benedict's test for sugars

★ Biochemical basis of life

★ Biuret test for Proteins

★ Carbon Cycle

★ Cellular Respiration : - 2 types of Respiration | Anaerobic Respiration

★ Chargaff's Rules of complementary Base Pairing

★ Diffusion (Passive / Simple / Lipid Diffusion)

★ DNA a brief history and the Structure of DNA

DNA: How DNA is stored in cells

★ Electrophoresis

★ ELISA Test - The use of Antibodies in Medicine

★ Emulsion Test for Lipids

★ Enzyme Action: - Lock and Key Vs Induced Fit

Enzymes: - The Basic properties of Enzymes

★ Enzymes Lower Activation Energy

Enzymes: - Factors affecting enzyme activity

Facilitated Diffusion

 Factors Affecting the Rate of Passive & Facilitated Diffusion

★ Factors Affecting the Rate of Osmosis

 Gene Mutations

 Genes and non coding DNA

★ Genetic Fingerprinting using Variable Number Tandem Repeats (VNTRs)

★ Glycolysis (SuperNotes)

 

★ Hydrolysis and Condensation reactions - Making and breaking polymers.

★ Iodine test for starch

Lipid: Structure & Formation of Triglycerides.

Lipids: The Properties of Triglycerides

 Making cDNA using the Enzyme Reverse Transcriptase

★ Monosaccharides and Disaccharides

 Nucleotide Structure and Polynucleotides

★ Osmosis (SuperNotes)

★ Osmosis and Aquaporins

 Osmosis in Plant Cells:  Stomatal regulation and Osmosis

★ Osmosis: - An Overview of Osmosis

★ Osmosis: - Key Terms you must use when explaining Osmosis

 PCR - The Polymerase Chain Reactions (Amplifying DNA In Vitro using PCR)

★ Phospholipid structure and function

 Photosynthesis: - An Overview of Photosynthesis

 Photosynthesis: - The Light Dependent Reactions

 Photosynthesis: - The Light Independent Reactions - The Calvin Cycle

★ Polysaccharides, Starch (Amylose & Amylopectin), Glycogen and Cellulose

★ Protein structure: The 4 Levels of Protein structure.

★ Protein shape and function. Enzymes & Antibodies

 RNA Structure

RNA: - The Structure and Function of mRNA and tRNA

★ Transcription (inc. RNA Splicing)

★ Transcription & Translation: A Summary of Protein synthesis

   Water: - The Structure of water

Water: - The Important Properties of water

★ What is Recombinant DNA & The central dogma of molecular Biology