IB Chemistry Courses
Biologists investigate the living world at all levels using many different approaches and techniques.
b. 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 function. Many discoveries remain to be made and great progress is expected in the 21st century.
Through studying a science subject 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, the emphasis on a practical approach. In addition, through the overarching theme of the “Nature of Science” this knowledge and skills will be put into the context of way science and scientists work in the 21st Century and the ethical debates and limitations of creative scientific endeavour.The sciences are taught practically. Students have opportunities to design investigations, collect data, develop manipulative skills, analyse results, collaborate with peers and evaluate and communicate their findings. The investigations may be laboratory based or they may make use of simulations and data bases. Students develop the skills to work independently on their own design, but also collegiately, including collaboration with schools in different regions, to mirror the way in which scientific research is conducted in the wider community.
The core course which includes a major portion of the standard level chapters serve as a strong foundations for both SL and HL students to tackle their IB examinations. The basic principles, which will be, covered along with the exam techniques encompassing different types of question formats will be taught. The selective topics of the HL Chemistry course go through common areas in which students find difficult to handle and understand. Students will be made aware of where marks are frequently lost.
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IB Biology Courses
Standard Level Chapters
The standard level courses will not only serve as strengthening the foundations for current year 12 students for the first 6 chapters but also gives year 13 students a comprehensive overview of the basic concepts to allow better effectiveness when studying for higher level chapters which builds on the standard level chapters.
Higher Level Chapters
The higher level courses are structured in three parts to allow students to either participate in all courses comprehensively or focus on their weakest link. Course H-1 focuses on a lot of difficult topics with respiration and photosynthesis where students find it hard to answer with confidence especially on factual recall and long essay questions. H-2 makes plant science and higher genetics much more understandable to avoid losing marks in both papers as they tend to come up during multiple choice and is unavoidable. Lastly H-3 covers the large amount of human physiology which often is confusing and exam candidates do not know where they should focus on, learning it also makes chapter 6 and option H much more understandable.