Biology IB Higher at Anglo European School
Core topics studied by both Standard and Higher level students.
- Cell biology
- Molecular biology – study of biologically important molecules.
- Genetics – study of inheritance.
- Evolution and biodiversity
- Human physiology
Additional Higher Level (AHL) topics studied by higher level students only.
- Nucleic acids (DNA, RNA)
- Metabolism, cell respiration and photosynthesis.
- Plant biology
- Further genetics and evolution.
- Animal physiology
Option C – Ecology and conservation
A grade B or higher in the theory papers for GCSE Biology or core and additional science.
External assessment – 3 exams taken at the end of the course
Paper 1: 40 multiple choice questions on core and AHL topics. The paper lasts 1 hour is worth 20% of the final result.
Paper 2: a data based question, several short answer questions and 2 extended response questions in 2¼ hours worth 36% of the final result. The questions on this paper are from the core and AHL material.
Paper 3: Section A - Two or three short answer questions based on experimental skills and techniques and analysis and evaluation of unseen data. These questions are linked to the core and AHL material. Section B - Several short answer and extended response questions from option C. This paper is 105 minutes long and is worth 24% of the final result.
Internal assessment of an individual investigation which will involve practical work. This is worth 20% of the final result
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Anglo European School directly.