IB Biology induction

Induction Programme

During the induction period students will learn about some of the important skills needed for success in IB Biology.
The first lesson activities will assess these key skills and give students feedback. This is important information to help the choice between HL or SL and to develop biological skills.

Key Skills for IB Biology Assessment Activity
Ability to memorise facts

Learning functions of orgnelles.

Skill in the use of Biological Apparatus

Microscope use.

Measuring and Sampling Experiment

An understanding of statistics &

Use of Excel for experiment reports

Written communication skills.

Experiment to measure size of cells.


Working with diagrams Drawing, learning, annotating diagrams of Cell organelles.
Applying factual knowledge to new examples. Past IB exam questions
Understanding of key issues in the nature of Science Short presentations in the usefulness of Cell Theory & how evidence can support or contradict a theory.

At the end of this period, a summary of your achievements and areas for improvement will be shared with you and given to the IB coordinator using the following form.

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