Biology is the study of life. Biologists attempt to understand the living world at all levels using many different approaches and techniques. At one end of the scale is the cell, its molecular construction and complex metabolic reactions. At the other end of the scale biologists investigate the interactions that make whole ecosystems functions. An interest in life is natural for humans; not only are we living organisms ourselves, but we depend on many species for our survival, are threatened by some and co-exist with many more.The Post-16 IB Biology course explores the following topic areas:Core Additional higher level (AHL) 1. Cell biology 7. Nucleic acids 2. Molecular biology 8. Metabolism, cell respiration 3. Genetics and photosynthesis 4. Ecology 9. Plant biology 5. Evolution and biodiversity 10. Genetics and evolution 6. Human physiology 11. Animal physiology
|Qualification name||Certificate in HL Biology|
|Awarding organisation||International Baccalaureate|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||1st September 2021|
5+ GCSEs 9-4, including Grade 6 in Mathematics and Grade 6+ in Biology or Grade 6-6 in Combined Science
External Assessment (80%)Paper 1: Multiple Choice QuestionsPaper 2: Written responses for SL & HL corePaper 3: Written responses for option unit and practical skillsInternal Assessment ( 20%)A written report on the findings of an experiment conducted by students.