The three months (Aug - Nov 11) are time tabled to cover topics as follows:
IB Biology SL & HL diploma / certificate candidates:
I - Mid Aug (15th) mid Sept (14th). IA Greatest Concern (24% Grade).
Focusing on Internal Assessments (IA) and consolidating strengths and eradicating weaknesses in the FOUR CRITERIA – (i) Designing (D); (ii) Data Collection and Processing (DCP); (iii) Conclusion and Evaluation (CE); (iv) Manipulator Skills (MS). 1 lab of your selection to consolidate the principles.
II- Mid Sept (15th) mid October (14th)
Preparation for the TWO EXAMINATION PAPERS (1 and 2 total 56% IB marks).
Paper 1 –(Marks 30 (SL) or 40 marks (HL) full IB syllabus (weighted 20% Grade)
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ), hints and secrets of examiners of MCQs.
Correct examination technique on MCQs and avoiding blunders.
Paper 2 – Structured data based section A and section B on essays. (weighted 36% of the IB final Grade)
Section A – Q.1, the most feared by candidates, requires very special practice.
Q.2-4, directly based on IB syllabus, structured and data based uestions.
(Section A = 32 marks)
Section B - Q.5-8, structured essays, each with three sub-questions.
(Section B = 40 marks).
Mid October (15th) mid November (14th)
Paper 3 - TWO OPTIONAL TOPICS (20% Final IB Grade).
Three structured data based questions on each selected option topic. (2 x 10% Final IB Grade).
A maximum of 20 marks, per option. (Two options = maximum 40 marks).
In each essay question Q (a) generally data based, known or unknown concepts related to the option. Q (b) and (c) mainly focus on the topic content of the selected option, as on the syllabus.