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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 #2 - Quizlet live

Saturday 4 February 2017

It's the time of the year when students need guidance about exam tecnhique. In particular reminders about the exact meaning of the command terms.... more

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

Subscriber comments

  • 29 Mar Jessica Sabo
    Di hybrid crosses - model answers
    For question number one the gametes should be Vg x vG to get all F1 that have VvGg
  • 27 Mar David Faure
    Paper 3 Section A - questions
    Dear Barbara, Students must answer all the questions in section A, Then they choose the option which they have studied in Section B. Sometimes students (in error) answer questions in the wrong option, but this is really not advisable. The...
  • 27 Mar Kelly Lawrence
    Enzyme Theory
    Hi David, I'm having the same issue with the MC quiz - it reverts back to the home page. I have tried in chrome and internet explorer and it does the same in each. Thanks
  • 26 Mar Jabeen Shabnam
    IA Investigation - marking sheet
    Dear David, Is it necessary to annotate students IA or writing comment is enough? Regards, Shabnam
  • 25 Mar Jolly Raizada
    Teaching Sequences
    Hi David, I have just subscribed to this website a week ago and finding it very helpful. My school is going to start IBDP for the first time in April and that will be my first time to teach IB biology curriculum. In my school, all subjects...
  • 23 Mar Lindsay Langworthy
    Topic 4 - Ecology SL revision activities
    Hi David, are the model answers for the review sheets available? Thanks
  • 23 Mar Lindsay Langworthy
    Topic 3 - Genetics SL revision activities
    Hi David these revision mats are brilliant, are the model answers available as well?
  • 22 Mar Margaret Agraviador
    Sugar Analysis Expt.
    Looks like the mark scheme for magnification made it in here :)
  • 20 Mar Barbara Rexmann
    Paper 3 Section A - questions
    Dear David, are students allowed to chose any option in paper 3 or just the one we did in class? Barbara
  • 20 Mar Dominic Verwey
    Cell biology test - mark scheme
    Hi David, Just to comment on the answer to question 12... in mathematical terms, a ratio states the components of the whole. In this case, the number of cells undergoing mitosis is 8, in relation to 24 cells that are not. The ratio should...
  • 19 Mar Max Henson
    Energy Flow.
    Thanks very much
  • Hi David, Do you have the model answers for these review sheet? Thanks