Which are veins and which are arteries?

Veins take blood towards the heart from the rest of the body. This is usualy deoxygenated blood because the oxygen has been taken up by respiring cells in the body. However, the pulmonary vein takes oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart ready to be pumped around the body.

Arteries take blood away from the heart to the rest of the body. This is usually oxygenated blood which is pumped around the body to provide the cells with oxygen. However the pulmonary artery takes deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs where the blood can become oxygenated.

Bethany F. GCSE Biology tutor, GCSE Maths tutor

2 years ago

Answered by Bethany, a GCSE Biology tutor with MyTutor

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist


Sian S. GCSE Biology tutor, A Level Geology tutor, GCSE Geology tutor...
View profile
£18 /hr

Sian S.

Degree: Geology BSc (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered: Biology, Geology+ 1 more


“About Me?? I am a second year Geology undergraduate at Durham University looking to tutor Geology and Geography at GCSE and A level as well as Biology at GCSE. I am very passionate about my degree and love to help teach and pass knowl...”

MyTutor guarantee

Rhys T. GCSE Biology tutor, GCSE English tutor, 11 Plus English tutor...
View profile
£18 /hr

Rhys T.

Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Nottingham University

Subjects offered: Biology, Science+ 3 more

Human Biology
-Medical School Preparation-

“About Me: I am a fourth year medical student at the University of Nottingham. I have always loved teaching and have a real passion for sharing my knowledge and love for the sciences with others. I am very patient, approachable and fr...”

MyTutor guarantee

Ella S. GCSE Biology tutor
View profile
£18 /hr

Ella S.

Degree: Natural Sciences (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

Subjects offered: Biology


“Hello! I'm Ella and I am a second year Biology student at the University of Cambridge. I am very passionate about science and I want to make learning science interactive and fun, as well as interesting.  I have experience of tutoring...”

About the author

Bethany F. GCSE Biology tutor, GCSE Maths tutor
View profile

Bethany F.

Currently unavailable: no new students

Degree: English (Bachelors) - Exeter University

Subjects offered: Biology, Maths


“Hi, I'm Bethany, an undergraduate at the University of Exeter. I love helping others to get on top of their studies and improve their grades.”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Posts by Bethany

What is mitosis?

What is respiration?

Which are veins and which are arteries?

Other GCSE Biology questions

How is blood pumped around the body through the heart?

What are pathogens and how do they cause disease?

What are alleles and what are their function?

Name all food groups you should eat to have a balanced diet.

View GCSE Biology tutors


We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss