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IB Biology: Higher and Standard Levels Biology is the study of living organisms. It is hoped that by studying biology, students will develop a broad general understanding of the relationship between structure and function of cells and organs and of the diversity within the living world, and how this diverse range of species (including ourselves) is connected and interdependent. Click here for a PowerPoint presentation about the course. You will study: Core science (Standard and Higher Level): cells, biochemistry, genetics, ecology, evolution, human health and physiology. Additional topics for Higher Level include: Respiration, photosynthesis, human reproduction, defence against disease, nucleic acids and proteins, nerves, muscles and movement, excretion and plant science. The optional topics are shown below. Standard Level topics are shown with an (S) and Higher Level topics with an (H)*. Diet and human nutrition (S) Physiology of exercise (S) Cells and energy (S) Evolution (S and H) Neurobiology and behaviour (S and H) Applied plant and animal science (S and H) Ecology and Conservation (S and H) Further human physiology (H) *Two are studied You will undertake a group project and practical work (including assessed coursework). Examinations (Standard and Higher) Paper 1 Multiple choice (20% final mark) Paper 2 Short answer and Essay (core) (36% final mark) Paper 3 Short answer (options) (20% final mark) Practical Assessment (24% final mark) About this course Additional Costs: ?10 towards practice exam papers. Fieldwork costs: one day course approx ?20. Residential fieldwork may also be undertaken Exam board: IBO Programme Leader (Science): Phil Lea Programme Leader (IB): Bridie Hughes

IB Biology: Higher and Standard Levels Biology is the study of living organisms. It is hoped that by studying biology, students will develop a broad general understanding of the relationship between structure and function of cells and organs and of the diversity within the living world, and how this diverse range of species (including ourselves) is connected and interdependent. Click here for a...

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