IB Biology SL

Welcome to MrT's Standard Level IB Biology Class! 

This site contains all the subject content assessment statements and should be used to track your own progress and learning. 

In the IB Biology SL course here at Canadian Academy, we aim to explore Biology as a scientific discipline. The relevance of your studies in Biology should be carried with you throughout your life as we explore issues related to our place in the environment, human body and cellular systems, genetics and genetic engineering.    

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Find out more about assessment in this class.
Important Resources

Using This Site

This site will form an important part of your Knowledge Skills course assessment. 
  • It will be assessed each monthCheck IB Biology SL --> 04 Knowledge Skills --> GoogleSites Grading

1. Before Class
  • Use the class schedule to see what's coming up
  • Pre-read the subtopic command terms, presentation and pages in the book. 
  • Do the Quia Quiz
  • You must highlight the command terms in every assessment statement. 
  • Each page can be used for guidance. You must keep a note of your progress.
2. During & After Class
  • Once we have completed a subtopic, change the page title to 1.1 [X] Statistical Analysis (example).
    • This [X] will allow the sidebar to be used as a visual record of progress.  
  • You should add links, resources and anything you find useful to remember the content. 
  • There is an attachments section at the bottom of each page. You can use it to add documents and images.
    • Make sure filenames are clear. IMG_1234.jpg is not a useful filename.  
  • There is also a space for comments on each page. Use it to record your issues or thoughts. I will respond there
  • Each time we complete a practice question, write up a model answer in the comments of the appropriate page.
3. Reviewing for Tests/ Exams
  • Check the topics that are on the test/ exam
  • Review the assessment statements
  • Focus on those that give you most trouble and work at it.
    • Seek guidance where needed. 

Aims of the IB Biology course

Through studying any of the group 4 subjects, students should become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other. While the “scientific method” may take on a wide variety of forms, it is the emphasis on a practical approach through experimental work that distinguishes the group 4 subjects from other disciplines and characterizes each of the subjects within group 4.

It is in this context that all the Diploma Programme experimental science courses should aim to:

  1. provide opportunities for scientific study and creativity within a global context that will stimulate and challenge students

  2. provide a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterize science and technology

  3. enable students to apply and use a body of knowledge, methods and techniques that characterize science and technology

  4. develop an ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesize scientific information

  5. engender an awareness of the need for, and the value of, effective collaboration and communication during scientific activities

  6. develop experimental and investigative scientific skills

  7. develop and apply the students’ information and communication technology skills in the study of science

  8. raise awareness of the moral, ethical, social, economic and environmental implications of using science and technology

  9. develop an appreciation of the possibilities and limitations associated with science and scientists

  10. encourage an understanding of the relationships between scientific disciplines and the overarching nature of the scientific method.

    From the Online IB Biology Subject Guide

Objectives of the IB Biology Course

The objectives for all group 4 subjects reflect those parts of the aims that will be assessed. Wherever appropriate, the assessment will draw upon environmental and technological contexts and identify the social, moral and economic effects of science.

It is the intention of all the Diploma Programme experimental science courses that students achieve the following objectives.

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of:

    1. scientific facts and concepts

    2. scientific methods and techniques

    3. scientific terminology

    4. methods of presenting scientific information.

  2. Apply and use:

    1. scientific facts and concepts

    2. scientific methods and techniques

    3. scientific terminology to communicate effectively

    4. appropriate methods to present scientific information.

  3. Construct, analyse and evaluate:

    1. hypotheses, research questions and predictions

    2. scientific methods and techniques

    3. scientific explanations.

  4. Demonstrate the personal skills of cooperation, perseverance and responsibility appropriate for effective scientific investigation and problem solving.

  5. Demonstrate the manipulative skills necessary to carry out scientific investigations with precision and safety.

    From the Online IB Biology Subject Guide