Category Archives: B6 Respiration

B6 Syllabus Statements

All of the B6 Revision notes are here in downloadable word format and here are key terms and definitions: Key Terms B6

For self-assessment questions, with exercises and discussions, just click on the correct topic at Biology GCSE & IGCSE Question Bank. A powerpoint can be downloaded from the same site here. The s-cool revision site lets you revise the topic, summarizes the topic & tests you on it. Skoool gives you a lesson, including progress questions, for each Biology topic but you’ll need sound on for it. GCSE Bitesize has revision pages (that take you through the topic), a test and an activity.


IGCSE Biology: Coursebook, chapter 9, pp. 112 – 119 & 121 – 123

B6.1 Aerobic & Anaerobic Respiration

What is aerobic respiration? a short (51s) introductory video from Clipbank.

Aerobic anaerobic respiration from faroukfj99 (a nice simple powerpoint)

B6.1 Revision notes in downloadable word format.

Science Bank 8 (Biological Reactions): you only need Part 2 – Respiration (from 5m 20s to 9m 55s):

Dr. Kiki talks about how fermentation works and whips up some home made ginger ale at the end.


IGCSE Biology: Coursebook, chapter 9, pp. 112 – 115

B6.2 Gas Exchange

Science Bank 22 (Body Parts): you just need Part 1 – The Lungs (to 5m 20s):

How do the Lungs work? – a three and a half minute TED-Ed lesson:

Gas Exchange – a 3m video on oxygen transport from lungs to cells. The Respiratory System – a 3m 30s video on how the respiratory system works. The Virtual Body – Circulation, Respiration & Breathing (a 19m video).

Respiratory system song:

B6.2 Revision notes


IGCSE Biology: Coursebook, chapter 9, pp. 116 – 119 & 121 – 123



Infographic from the fabulous Compound Interest – just click on it to enlarge.