Doc Brown's GCSE OCR 21st Century Science-Biology Revision Notes

PLEASE NOTE NEW revision summaries for the NEW OCR 21st Century Science B GCSE Biology B and NEW OCR GCSE 21st Century Combined Science B Biology courses: Revision for Chapters 1-3) and  Paper 2 (Chapters 4-6) STARTING with Y10 in Sept. 2016 onwards, first exams in 2018

OCR GCSE 21st Century Science Biology Module B7 Further Biology

Biology Unit B7.1 Peak performance – movement and exercise



  • 1. understand that the internal skeleton of vertebrates is needed for support and movement
  • 2. understand that muscles can only move bones at a joint by contraction, and thus operate in antagonistic pairs
  • 3. know the structure and function of the components of a joint, to include:
    • a) smooth layer of cartilage and synovial fluid to reduce friction between bones
    • b) elastic ligaments to stabilise joints while allowing movement
    • c) tendons to transmit the forces between muscle and bones
  • 4. understand how the specific properties of ligaments, cartilage and tendons enable them to function effectively
  • 5. explain why certain factors in a person’s medical or lifestyle history need to be disclosed before an exercise regime is started (for example: symptoms, current medication, alcohol and tobacco consumption, level of physical activity, family medical history and previous treatments)
  • 6. interpret data obtained when monitoring a person during and after exercise, including change in heart rate, change in blood pressure and the recovery period
  • 7. be able to use proportion of body fat and body mass index (BMI) as measurements of fitness
  • 8. be able to use the equation:
    • BMI = body mass (kg) / [height (m)]2
  • 9. HT only: understand that any assessment of progress needs to take into account the accuracy of the monitoring technique and the repeatability of the data obtained
  • 10. know common injuries that can be caused by excessive exercise, to include sprains, dislocations, and torn ligaments or tendons
  • 11. know symptoms and basic treatments for a sprain
  • 12. be able to describe the role of the physiotherapist in treatment of skeletal-muscular injury.




  • OCR GCSE Twenty First Century Science BIOLOGY Module B7 Further Biology

  • When revising, these pages provide you with a summary of what you need to know and be able to do.

  • BUT remember, your primary source of revision are your class notes, investigations and OCR 21st C GCSE science textbooks and classwork worksheets as well as examination practice with past papers.

  • PLEASE NOTE My NEW GCSE (9-1) BIOLOGY REVISION SUMMARIES for Y10 2016-2017 onwards

    AQA GCSE Biology 8461  1st Paper (Topics 1-4 & Combined Science Trilogy Biology 1 Topics 1-4)

    AQA GCSE Biology 8461  2nd Paper (Topics 5-7 & Combined Science Trilogy Biology 2 Topics 5-7)

    Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Biology 1st Paper (Topics 1-5 & Combined Science Biology 1 Topics 1-5)

    Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Biology 2nd Paper (Topics 1, 6-9 & Combined Science Biology 2 Topics 1, 6-9)

    OCR (9-1) Gateway Science GCSE Biology A 1st Paper (Topics B1-3 & Combined Science A Biology 1 Topics B1-3)

    OCR (9-1) Gateway Science GCSE Biology A 2nd Paper (Topics B4-6 & Combined Science A Biology 1 Topics B4-6)

    OCR (9-1) 21st Century Science GCSE Biology B Chapters B1-3 (Chapters B1-3, GCSE Combined Science B biology)

    OCR (9-1) 21st Century Science GCSE Biology B Chapters B4-6 (Chapters B4-6, GCSE Combined Science B biology)

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