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Incredibly useful resource site - has probably saved me hundreds of hours planning. Plenty of links, worksheets and interactive resources that support the new IB course.

Sarah Jackson, Diocesan School for Girls, New Zealand

If you are looking for a reliable source to help you plan and teach the new IBDP Biology course, this website is a must.

Mandy Watson, Berlin International School, Germany

This is an excellent resource for any IB Biology teacher. David Faure has many years of IB teaching experience and some great ideas and suggestions particularly on the integration of technology in the classroom. We use this as an additional source of...

Maria Schram, British School of Brussels, Belgium


Online tools #1- Kahoot

Saturday 7 January 2017

Kahoot is a great free online tool for formative assessment or just for a bit of fun at the end of a lesson.Students could make their own quizes... more

It's easier to talk while holding a model

Sunday 18 December 2016

Students often have trouble explaining biological process, especially when the parts are invisibly small. Why do students get stuck with Osmosis,... more

Coaching students to succeed in answering difficult questions

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Do your students ever complain that they hadn't been taught the content of a question in your test? The chances are that the question is testing... more

Subscriber comments

  • 20 Jan David Faure
    Cell biology test - mark scheme
    Dear Karen, I really pleased to hear that your cockroaches are still thriving. I have a heathly group of them too, although I haven't had 'babies' for a while. Thanks for your comment about the markscheme, and the reminder about the compare...
  • 20 Jan David Faure
    Kidney and nephrons.
    Dear Piia, You ask an excellent question, the countercurrent mechanisms in the kidney are certainly marvellous in their design. If anyone reading this wants to read a little more there is a very good short explanation here:
  • Dear Manjusha, I have repaired the link but please see the new resources here: Calculating Magnification and Size Best wishes, David
  • Dear Mary, The 10 hours for the IA should include time for the teacher to explain IA assessment requirements, to consult about plans and equipment, to collect the data and to enable teachers to monitor progress and check that it is the student's...
  • Hi Where does actually producing the write up of the Investigation fit into the 10 hours? Is it part of the 10 hours and, if not, how much time do you allocate?
  • Hi Kamran, Thanks for your comment. I have added links in the page, but you can always access the resources on the left hand menu. Best wishes, David
  • 17 Jan David Faure
    Equipment for IB Biology
    Thanks Samira :)
  • 17 Jan David Faure
    The Investigation
    Dear Jehnez, You have asked a really good question. I would advise my students to look for information about uncertainties in the database, yes, and to use these values if they can. It is expected that students choose the database wisely...
  • Dear Gord, Thanks for the comment, it's fixed now, although I think the original video has been removed. At leat I couldn't find it. Best wishes, David
  • 17 Jan David Faure
    Nucleic acids test HL
    Dear Leonie & Kurt, Thanks for the comments, I have recently improved the test a little, and I didn't realise that the link had not been reset properly. Sorry for the inconvienience. David
  • 17 Jan David Faure
    Nucleic acids test HL
    Dear Mariana, Sorry for the delay, I've been away from home. I improved the test, and thought I didn't need to reset the link. Repaired now, I hope it is not too late. Bonne année, David
  • The link to Information and a video from the Council for Responsible Genetics, is broken.