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We will cover the entire GAMSAT Science Syllabus below, which is comprehensively covered in our GAMSAT Home Study Course. To get access to our comprehensive study material click below:

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Now, the syllabus covers all topics for each of the 4 sciences:

  • The Biology Bible
  • The Organic Chemistry Bible
  • The General Chemistry Bible
  • The Physics Bible

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GAMSAT Biology Syllabus

Macromolecules
Carbohydrates
Nucleic acids
Proteins
Lipids

The Cell
Cell theory
Cell size
Visualisation of cells
Cell structure
Prokaryotes
Eukaryotes
Endomembrane system
Mitochondria and chloroplasts
Cytoskeleton
Cell movement
Fungi
Virus

The Cell Membrane
Structure
Phospholipids
Passive transport
Active transport
Endocytosis and exocytosis

Energy, Metabolism and Respiration
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
Cellular metabolism
Glycolysis
Aerobic respiration
Kreb’s Cycle
Electron transport chain
Enzymes

Mitosis and the Cell Cycle
Binary fission
Eukaryotic cell cycle
Interphase
M Phase

Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis
Stages of meiosis
Meiosis VS mitosis

Genetics
Overview
Mendel’s first law: The Law of Segregation
Incomplete dominance
Codominance
Punnett Squares
Mendel’s second law: The Law of Independent Assortment
Male VS female chromosomes

The Nervous System
Resting potential
Action potential
The synapse
Types of neurons
Divisions of the nervous system
The eye
The ear
The nose and mouth

The Endocrine System
Chemistry of hormones
Hormones in detail

Reproduction
Male reproductive system
Female reproductive system

The Digestive and Excretory System
Mouth and esophagus
The stomach
The small intestine
The pancreas
The liver and gall bladder
The large intestine
Absorption
The kidney

The Cardiovascular System
Anatomy of the cardiovascular system
Blood vessels
The blood

The Respiratory System

The Lymphatic System

The Immune System

Muscle
Skeletal muscle
Cardiac muscle
Smooth muscle

Bone

Cartilage

Joints

Skin

Homeostasis

GAMSAT Organic Chemistry Syllabus

Basic and Common Functional Groups

Organic Chemistry Basics

Molecular Representations
3D bond-line structures
Identifying lone pairs of electrons
Resonance
Hybrid orbitals

Alkanes
Naming alkanes
Naming substituents
Constitutional Isomers of alkanes
Newman projections
Cyclohexane and chair conformations

Stereochemistry
Isomerism
Important concepts in stereoisomerism
Designating R and S
Relationships between enantiomers and diastereomers
Meso compounds
Fischer projections

Substitution Reactions
Alkyl halides
The SN2 mechanism
The SN1 mechanism

Elimination Reactions: Structure and Preparation of Alkenes
Nomenclature of alkenes
Stereoisomerism in alkenes
Elimination reactions
E2 reactions
E1 reactions

Addition Reactions
Hydrohalogenation
Hydration
Hydrogenation
Halogenation

Alkynes

Radical Reactions

Alcohols and Phenols
Physical properties of alcohols
Acidity of alcohols and phenols
Preparation of alcohols using Grignard reagents

Spectroscopy
Infrared spectroscopy
Nuclear Magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Aromatic Rings
Nomenclature of aromatic rings

Aromatic Substitution Reactions
Electrophilic aromatic substitution
Sulfonation
Nitration
Activating groups
Deactivating groups

Aldehydes and Ketones
Introduction
Nomenclature of aldehydes
Nomenclature of Ketones
Preparation of aldehydes and ketones
Important reactions of aldehydes and ketones

Carboxylic Acids
Nomenclature
Structure of carboxylic acids
Acidity of carboxylic acids
Preparation of carboxylic acids
Reactions of carboxylic acids

Amines
Classification
Nomenclature
Properties of amines
Preparation of amines
Important reactions of amines

Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins
Introduction
Structure and properties of amino acids
Acid-Base properties
Peptide synthesis
Protein structure
Protein function

GAMSAT General Chemistry Syllabus

Atoms and Molecules
Atoms
Elements
The periodic table
Ions
Molecules
Naming inorganic compounds
Chemical reactions and equations
Types of Chemical Reactions
Oxidation numbers and redox reactions
Oxidising VS reducing agents

Gases
Kinetic molecular theory

Kinetics and chemical equilibrium
The collision theory
Equations for reaction rates
Determining the rate law by experiment
Reaction orders
Rates of reversible reactions
Catalysis
Equilibrium
The reaction quotient
Le Chatelier’s principle

Thermodynamics
The first law of thermodynamics
The second law of thermodynamics
Thermodynamic functions
Internal energy
Temperature
Pressure
Enthalpy
Entropy
Gibbs free energy

Solutions
Units of concentration
Vapor pressure
Solubility
Phase Diagrams

Acids and Bases
Definitions
Equilibrium constants for acid-base reactions
Logarithms
Titrations
Buffers

Electrochemistry
Oxidation-reduction potentials
Galvanic cells
Electrolytic cell

GAMSAT Physics Syllabus

Translational Motion
Scalars and vectors
Adding and subtracting vectors
Resolution of vectors and trigonometric functions
Distance and displacement
Speed and velocity
Acceleration
Uniform accelerated motion

Force, Motion, and Gravitation
Mass, weight, center of mass
Newton’s first law, second law, and third law
Gravitation
Special right triangles
Free fall motion
Projectile motion
Friction
Inclined planes
Circular motion and centripetal force
Tension
Pulley systems

Equilibrium
Translational and rotational motion

Momentum and Collisions

Energy and Work
Energy
Work
Energy conservation
Power

Fluids and Solids
Density
Specific gravity
Pressure
Buoyancy and Archimedes’ principle
Fluids in motion
Fluid viscosity and determination of flow
Surface tension
Solids

Wave Characteristics and Periodic Motion
Transverse and longitudinal mechanical waves
Mathematical representation of a wave
Superposition of waves, phase, interface
Resonance
Standing waves
Harmonics
Periodic motion

Sound
Production of sound
Intensity and pitch
Beats
Doppler effect

Electrostatistics
Charge, conductors, insulators
Coulomb’s law, electric force
Electric field, electric field lines
Potential energy
Equipotential lines and electric dipoles

Electromagnetism
Electromagnetism
Electromagnetic spectrum

Electricity: Electric Circuits
Current
Ohm’s law
Resistance and resistivity
Resistance in circuits
Batteries and electromotive force
Kirchoff’s laws
Capacitors and dielectrics
Power

Light and Optics
Visual spectrum and polarisation
Images
Mirrors
Refraction, dispersion, Snell’s law
Lenses

Atomic and Nuclear Structure
Protons, neutrons, electrons
Isotopes, atomic number, atomic weight
Fission and fusion
Radioactivity
Nuclear reactions and radioactive decay
Half-life

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