GAMSAT syllabus Watch

ltsmith
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I'm going to start preparing for the GAMSAT. I know how to prepare for sections I/II but I'm not sure what I need to learn to cover section III.
My background is in mathematics and computer science so I know I'm going to have to learn biology, chemistry and physics from scratch. My concern is the advice about section III; the advice is very ambiguous with it being "undergraduate biology/chemistry with A-Level physics". Does anyone have a comprehensive list of topics for section III? I tried googling around but I couldn't find anything.

EDIT: I have found one:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

Does anyone have any opinions on it?
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(Original post by ltsmith)
I'm going to start preparing for the GAMSAT. I know how to prepare for sections I/II but I'm not sure what I need to learn to cover section III.
My background is in mathematics and computer science so I know I'm going to have to learn biology, chemistry and physics from scratch. My concern is the advice about section III; the advice is very ambiguous with it being "undergraduate biology/chemistry with A-Level physics". Does anyone have a comprehensive list of topics for section III? I tried googling around but I couldn't find anything.

EDIT: I have found one:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing

Does anyone have any opinions on it?
Thank you so much for posting this list! I was having the same problem.

Here's what I found: https://www.gamsat.co.uk/gamsat-test-section-3 and it seems to be very similar!
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Yeh this is huge issue candidates run into with the GAMSAT prep. It isworht using the resources mentioned as a rough guide. It key that you focus more on application as the test is a reasoning test.

I would recommed also going through the ACER booklets and compile topics based on the questions included.

On my blog i share the most commonly tested topics from students that took the test last year.

Here is the list:

BIOLOGY

Cell Biology, Structure and Cell Division
Enzymes – actions and factors affecting rate of reaction, inhibitors
Macromolecules – Structure and Metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.
Body systems – Respiratory, Excretory, Nervous, circulatory, reproductive, lymphatic, digestive, Immune system etc
Homeostasis and negative feedback e.g thermoregulation
Genetics – Mendelian inheritance, monohybrid and dihybrid cross, Chromosome structure and components, chromosomal inheritance.
Microbes, bacterias and viruses – overview and treatment of diseases
Embryology – Foetus development and pregnancy
Immunology – Immune system components and mode of function
Endocrinology and hormonal pathways.

GENERAL CHEMISTRY

Atom and molecules
The Periodic Table
Bonds – Chemical Bonds, Hydrogen Bonds, Ionic and Covalent Bonds
Equilibria, Le Chatelier’s principle and its applications
Thermodynamics – 1st law of thermodynamics, energy, pressure, entropy
Acids and bases
Electrolysis
Lewis Dot Structures
Multiple Bonds
Resonance
Molecular Polarity
Hybridization
Hybrid Orbitals
Gases
Avogadro’s Law, Equation of State
Graham’s Law
Liquids
Maxwell’s Distribution Plot
Boiling points and Melting Points
Le Chatelier’s Principle
Solutions and Phase Diagrams
Raoult’s Law
Titrations
Oxidation Numbers
Solubility Product
Calorimetry
Hess’s Law and Rate Law
Energy Diagrams,
Electrolysis and electrochemical Cell

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes
Stereochemistry – Isomerism, meso compounds etc
Substitution Reactions – SN2 and SN2 mechanism
Elimination Reactions – E1 and E2 reactions
Nomenclature and stereoisomerism in alkenes
IUPAC Nomenclature
Carboxylic Acids, the tetrahedryl Intermediate, Amides
Amino Acids and Protein Structure,
Free Radicals
Redox Reactions
Aromatic Rings
Spectroscopy
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

PHYSICS

Motion and forces – Newtons law, momentum, force, acceleration, elasticity, pressure and associated calculations
Conservation of Energy – changes in energy, power , work and associated calculations
Waves – properties, reflection, refraction, sound, ultrasound; conduction, convection and radiation
Electricity and their circuits – voltage, current, series and parallel circuits, short circuits, diodes, transformers and associated calculations
Atomic Structure – half-life, nuclear fission, nuclear fusion, atoms, isotopes and ions
Radioactive delay – atoms, nuclear radiation and energy
Heat and Temperature – energy sources, temperature changes and efficiency


Goodluck!
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