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Biology (IB Higher & Standard Level) at Bexley Grammar School

Course description

Biology is the study of life. The vast diversity of species makes biology both an endless source of fascination and a considerable challenge. Biologists attempt to understand the living world at all levels from the micro to the macro using many different approaches and techniques.

Biology is still a young science and great progress is expected in the 21st century. This progress is important at a time of growing pressure on the human population and the environment. By studying biology 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 characterizes the sciences.

Biology is an intellectually demanding subject at IB and is a big step up from the demands of GCSE. We require students to have obtained at GCSE level an ‘AA’ grade overall in the Additional Science Award or ‘A’ in the Biology Separate Science Award. The course builds upon the GCSE curriculum in terms of both depth and breadth. Students particularly notice the large quantity of material to be covered. Successful students are self-motivated and take responsibility for their learning.

The main aim of this course is to provide opportunities for scientific study and creativity within a global context which will stimulate and challenge students.

Course content

IB Biology falls within group 4 of the IB course.

You will be externally assessed at the end of the course on the following theory topics (standard = core + one option. Higher = core+ AHL + one option):

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bexley Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2016
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