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B4 Syllabus Statements

For self-assessment questions, with exercises and discussions, just click on the correct topic at Biology GCSE & IGCSE Question Bank. Powerpoints 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.

What’s in a molecule? – The science of macaroni salad from TED-Ed (3m 15s).

This powerpoint covers both Plant and Animal nutrition:


IGCSE Biology: Coursebookchapter 4, pp.31 – 37 & chapter 7, pp.64 – 67, 69 & pp.71 – 82

B4.1 Nutrients

Nice concept map to help revise this section:

The six major nutrients (you also need fibre):

Science Bank 21 (Food & Digestion): part 1 – Food Tests; part 2 – the Digestive System (from 4m 40s); part 3- Digestive Enzymes (from 9m):

B4.1 Revision notes in downloadable word format and here are the key terms and some definitions: Key Terms B4.1

Bitesize Top 20 Demos – Food as a Fuel (2m 16s).

Here’s a useful powerpoint, although it doesn’t cover everything we need to know:

Nutrients presentation from katmar62

The use of microorganisms in the manufacture of yoghurt, notes here and video here:


IGCSE Biology: Coursebook, chapter 4, pp.31 – 37 & chapter 7, pp.64 – 66 & 69

9B Fit & Healthy

Scientific Eye – Fitness & Sport (19m 30s):



BBC Curriculum Bites: Breathing & Smoking (2m); BBC Short Circuit: Fatal Addiction – a 19m video about Smoking from 1994.

A Balanced Diet:

The Human Body – Bones & Movement (10m); Scientific Eye – Movement:

The Human Body – Heart & Circulation (4m 25s).

Scientific Eye – Drugs & Health:

BBC Short Circuit Message in a Bottle – a 19m video about Alcohol.

KS3 Bitesize foundation level – Humans as Organisms part 2 – a video covering Circulation, Reproduction, Health – the Effects of Tobacco, Alcohol & other Drugs and the effects of Bacteria & viruses.

Rainbow was a children’s programme that ran in the UK during the 1970s and 80s. In this episode (Fit and Healthy) Zippy is very naughty. Also check out the song from Rod, Jane and Freddy. And no, this has no educational value whatsoever. Unless you are under four. The episode can be found here or here.