Biology Study & Revision Guides

 

All IBDP Biology students share a core syllabus, choose an optional topic, and undertake an internal assessment. Our Biology range meets students’ differing learning needs, with reviews of core HL and SL topics, coverage of all options topics, exam question practice for all papers, and guidance on approaching the assessments.

Each Guide:

  • Contains diagrams, explanations, and key details
  • Includes practice questions and self-tests to maximise the learning experience

All our Biology guides are valid for the 2016-2022 exam cycle.​

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Biology HL 3rd Edition
£23.00
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  • Author: Ashby Merson-Davies | 3 Ed. | ISBN: 9781907374968
  • Written specifically for IBDP Biology HL students, this Guide covers every aspect of the core syllabus.

    Coverage includes:

    • A review of all core topics, following a developmental sequence to emphasise thematic links
    • Guidance on tackling short answer and extended response questions
    • Advice on interpreting command terms and maximising marks

    Key features:

    • Questions to reinforce learning
    • Self-test multiple choice quizzes, with answers
    • Many easy-to-learn and reproduce diagrams
    • Key vocabulary, facts, and principles highlighted throughout
  • About the Author

    Ashby has been teaching IB Biology courses for over 20 years. He has been involved in recent revisions of the IB Biology syllabi and over the last few years he has been a team leader at several teacher workshops held in Europe.

Biology Internal Assessment HL/SL
£12.50
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  • Author: Ashby Merson-Davies | 3 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689097
  • This Guide provides practical support for your Internal Assessment for IBDP Biology, covering all of the essential tools and skills, with a focus on meeting the IA criteria at the maximum level.

    Coverage includes:

    • Guidance on statistics
    • Insights into interpreting the assessment criteria
    • Guidance on using common software

    Key features:

    • A write-up template to aid report structure
    • Detailed explanations on using Microsoft Excel for creating tables and graphs
    • Shortcut tips for using Microsoft Word
    • Additional advice on applying the IA guidance to a Biology Extended Essay
  • About the Author

    Ashby has been teaching IB Biology courses for over 20 years. He has been involved in recent revisions of the IB Biology syllabi and over the last few years he has been a team leader at several teacher workshops held in Europe.

Biology Option A: Neurobiology and Behaviour (SL/HL)
£10.50
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  • Author: Ashby Merson-Davies | 1 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689066
  • This Guide aids preparation for IBDP Biology Paper 3: Option A: Neurobiology and Behaviour. Reviewing all SL and HL topics, it builds understanding, highlights essential information, and develops the skills required for success in the exam.

    Coverage includes:

    • Neural development
    • The human brain
    • Perception of stimuli
    • Innate learned behaviour
    • Neuropharmacology
    • Ethology

    Key features:

    • Concise definitions of important terms and concepts
    • Clearly labelled diagrams that are easy to reproduce in exams
    • Practice questions and self-test quizzes
  • About the Author

    Ashby has been teaching IB Biology courses for over 20 years. He has been involved in recent revisions of the IB Biology syllabi and over the last few years he has been a team leader at several teacher workshops held in Europe.

Biology Option B: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (SL/HL)
£10.50
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  • Author: Ashby Merson-Davies | 1 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689073
  • This Guide aids preparation for IBDP Biology Paper 3: Option B: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. Reviewing all SL and HL topics, it builds understanding, highlights essential information, and develops the skills required for success in the exam.

    Coverage includes:

    • Microbiology: organisms in industry
    • Biotechnology in agriculture
    • Environmental protection
    • Medicine
    • Bioinformatics

    Key features:

    • Concise definitions of important terms and concepts
    • Clearly labelled diagrams that are easy to reproduce in exams
    • Practice questions and self-test quizzes
  • About the Author

    Ashby has been teaching IB Biology courses for over 20 years. He has been involved in recent revisions of the IB Biology syllabi and over the last few years he has been a team leader at several teacher workshops held in Europe.

Biology Option C: Ecology and Conservation (SL/HL)
£10.50
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  • Author: Ashby Merson-Davies | 1 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689080
  • This Guide aids preparation for IBDP Biology Paper 3: Option C: Ecology and Conservation. Reviewing all SL and HL topics, it builds understanding, highlights essential information, and develops the skills required for success in the exam.

    Coverage includes:

    • Species and communities
    • Communities and ecosystems
    • The impact of humans on ecosystems
    • Conservation of biodiversity
    • Population ecology
    • The nitrogen and phosphorus cycles

    Key features:

    • Concise definitions of important terms and concepts
    • Clearly labelled diagrams that are easy to reproduce in exams
    • Practice questions and self-test quizzes
  • About the Author

    Ashby has been teaching IB Biology courses for over 20 years. He has been involved in recent revisions of the IB Biology syllabi and over the last few years he has been a team leader at several teacher workshops held in Europe.

Biology Option D: Human Physiology (SL/HL)
£10.50
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  • Author: Ashby Merson-Davies | 1 Ed. | ISBN: 978-1-907374-99-9
  • This Guide aids preparation for IBDP Biology Paper 3: Option D: Human Physiology. Reviewing all SL and HL topics, it builds understanding, highlights essential information, and develops the skills required for success in the exam.

    Coverage includes:

    • Human nutrition
    • Digestion
    • Functions of the liver
    • The heart
    • Hormones and metabolism
    • Transport of respiratory gases

    Key features:

    • Concise definitions of important terms and concepts
    • Clearly labelled diagrams that are easy to reproduce in exams
    • Practice questions and self-test quizzes
  • About the Author

    Ashby has been teaching IB Biology courses for over 20 years. He has been involved in recent revisions of the IB Biology syllabi and over the last few years he has been a team leader at several teacher workshops held in Europe.

Biology SL 3rd Edition
£23.00
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  • Author: Ashby Merson-Davies | 3 Ed. | ISBN: 9781907374982
  • Written for the needs of IBDP Biology SL students, this easy-to-use Guide covers every aspect of the core syllabus.

    Coverage includes:

    • A review of every topic of the core SL syllabus, with clarity on what is essential or supplementary information
    • Practical advice on how to prepare for the IB exams
    • Guidance on tackling short answer and extended response questions
    • Advice on interpreting command terms and maximising marks

    Key features:

    • Questions to reinforce learning
    • Self-test multiple choice quizzes, with answers
    • Clear and colourful format
    • Many easy-to-learn and reproduce diagrams
    • Key vocabulary, facts, and principles highlighted throughout
  • About the Author

    Ashby has been teaching IB Biology courses for over 20 years. He has been involved in recent revisions of the IB Biology syllabi and over the last few years he has been a team leader at several teacher workshops held in Europe.

Biology Genetics Made Easy HL 4th Edition
£16.50
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  • Author: Ashby Merson-Davies | 0 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689103
  • This Guide offers an accessible overview of HL genetics, a core component of the IBDP Biology HL syllabus. Building from the basics, it will equip you with the understandings, applications, and skills needed to solve more challenging problems.

    Coverage includes:

    • Symbols, phenotypes, and genotypes
    • Multiple alleles and codominance
    • Sex chromosomes and sex linkage
    • Autosomal linkage and crossing over
    • Recombinants

    Key features:

    • Concise definitions of important concepts and terms
    • Clearly labelled diagrams that are easy to reproduce in exams
    • Key point boxes summarise essential information
    • Short answer and multiple-choice questions to test your understanding
  • About the Author

    Ashby has been teaching IB Biology courses for over 20 years. He has been involved in recent revisions of the IB Biology syllabi and over the last few years he has been a team leader at several teacher workshops held in Europe.

Biology Genetics Made Easy SL 4th Edition
£12.50
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  • Author: Ashby Merson-Davies | 0 Ed. | ISBN: 9781910689110
  • This Guide offers an accessible overview of SL genetics, a core component of the IBDP Biology SL syllabus, and will equip you with the understandings, applications, and skills needed to solve basic and challenging genetics problems.

    Coverage includes:

    • Symbols, phenotypes, and genotypes
    • The Punnett grid, monohybrid cross, and test cross
    • Sex chromosomes and sex linkage
    • Ratios and probability
    • Pedigree charts

    Key features:

    • Concise definitions of important concepts and terms
    • Clearly labelled diagrams that are easy to reproduce in exams
    • Key point boxes summarise essential information
    • Short answer and multiple-choice questions to test your understanding
  • About the Author

    Ashby has been teaching IB Biology courses for over 20 years. He has been involved in recent revisions of the IB Biology syllabi and over the last few years he has been a team leader at several teacher workshops held in Europe.