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IB Biology diploma at Northfleet School for Girls

Course description

The IB diploma course is designed to develop an inquiring learner who wants to deepen their knowledge of biological principles.

It provides an opportunity to study how scientists work through a practical project and an individual investigation.

Topics covered include:

Cell biology, genetics, plant biology, human and animal physiology and an optional unit on topics such as neurobiology.

Has a passion for biology and wants to take their GCSE Science further. They will enjoy practical work and applying their knowledge to new situations. 

They will want to make connections with the world around them and will be keen to open the door to a range of careers. 

Entry requirements

5 grade 4-9
GCSE Trilogy science grade 6-6 or GCSE biology grade 6
Maths and English grade 5-9



3 written papers for 80% of the marks and an individual investigation 
You will also carry out a number of practical activities over the 2 years as well as completing a group project


Future opportunities

Degrees in biology, medicine, veterinary science, physiology, nursing, sport science and many more. 
Careers include nursing, vet nurse, vet, doctor, teacher, dentist, marine biology, physiotherapist and many more


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September