BRUNEI → Pre-University → GCE A Level

Cell Structure and Organisation (9700_as_1)

All organisms are composed of cells. Knowledge of their structure and function underpins much of
biology. The fundamental differences between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells are explored and provide
useful biological background for the section on Infectious disease. Viruses are introduced as non-cellular
structures, which gives candidates the opportunity to consider whether cells are a fundamental property
of life.

The use of light microscopes is a fundamental skill that is developed in this section and applied
throughout several other sections of the syllabus. Throughout the course, photomicrographs and electron
micrographs from transmission and scanning electron microscopes should be studied.
  • Cell Structure Overview
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed