IB Biology SL

 
 

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Online Biology SL

Click to request a callSyllabus Area 1: Stats, Exam Skills and Mathematics

Topic 1: Statistical Analysis

Exam Skills and Mathematical Requirements:

  • Essay writing skills
  • Multiple Choice strategies
  • Drawing skills
  • Mathematical requirements
  • Data- based questions practice

Click to request a callSyllabus Area 2: Cells

Topic 2: Cells

  • Cell theory
  • Prokaryotic cells
  • Eukaryotic cells
  • Membranes
  • Cell division

Click to request a callSyllabus Area 3: Biochemistry

Topic 3: The chemistry of life

  • Chemical elements and water
  • Carbohydrates, lipids and proteins
  • DNA structure
  • DNA replication
  • Transcription and translation
  • Enzymes
  • Cell respiration
  • Photosynthesis

Click to request a callSyllabus Area 4: Genetics

Topic 4: Genetics

  • Chromosomes, genes, alleles and mutations
  • Meiosis
  • Theoretical genetics
  • Genetic engineering and biotechnology

Click to request a callSyllabus Area 5: Ecology and Evolution

Topic 5: Ecology and Evolution

  • Communities and ecosystems
  • The greenhouse effect
  • Populations
  • Evolution
  • Classification

Click to request a callSyllabus Area 6: Human Biology

Topic 6: Human health and physiology

  • Digestion
  • The transport system
  • Defence against infectious disease
  • Gas exchange
  • Nerves, hormones and homeostasis
  • Reproduction
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