IB Biology SL

The IB Biology SL provides students with a fundamental understanding of biological concepts.


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Course Concept

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Biology Standard Level (SL) course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of biological concepts and develop their scientific inquiry and analytical skills. This course is suitable for students who have an interest in biology and want to explore the subject without pursuing an in-depth study or a career in a biology-related field.

The IB Biology SL curriculum covers a range of topics, including cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and physiology. Students will learn about the structure and function of cells, principles of genetics, ecological relationships, and the mechanisms of biological evolution, among other core topics.

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of advanced biological concepts: The course aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of complex biological concepts, theories, and principles. Students will explore advanced topics in cell biology, genetics, ecology, physiology, and other areas, building upon the foundational knowledge gained in Biology SL.
  • Foster advanced scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills: Students will engage in higher-level scientific thinking and inquiry, developing their ability to critically analyze and evaluate complex biological information. They will learn to synthesize and apply their knowledge to solve intricate scientific problems, fostering advanced analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Cultivate advanced laboratory and research skills: Practical work plays a significant role in IB Biology HL. Students will engage in sophisticated laboratory activities, honing their skills in experimental design, data collection, and analysis. They will learn advanced techniques and methodologies used in biological research, preparing them for higher-level scientific investigations.
  • Encourage independent research and extended investigations: Students will have opportunities to conduct independent research projects and extended investigations, allowing them to explore specific biological topics in-depth. This fosters independent thinking, research skills, and the ability to formulate research questions, design experiments, and analyze complex data sets.
  • Enhance communication and presentation skills at an advanced level: Students will develop advanced communication skills, both written and oral, to articulate complex scientific ideas and present their findings effectively. They will refine their ability to write scientific reports, analyze and interpret complex data, and deliver coherent and well-structured presentations.
  • Foster an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of biology: Students will explore the interrelationships between biology and other disciplines, such as chemistry, physics, and mathematics. They will develop an appreciation for how these fields contribute to the understanding of biological phenomena and the interconnectedness of scientific knowledge.
  • Promote an understanding of the ethical implications of biological research: Students will explore ethical considerations related to biological research, such as genetic engineering, animal experimentation, and environmental impact. They will develop an understanding of the social, cultural, and environmental implications of biology and learn to evaluate the ethical dimensions of scientific research and applications.
  • Prepare students for advanced study and careers in biology-related fields: The IB Biology HL course aims to provide a rigorous foundation for students pursuing higher education or careers in biology, medicine, biotechnology, environmental sciences, and related disciplines. It equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in further study and engage in advanced research.

IB Biology SL

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1. Cell Biology





  • Cells: Theory
  • Cells: Origin & Ultrastructure
  • Cells: Membrane Structure & Transport
  • Cells: Division
2. Molecular Biology





  • Metabolism & Water
  • Carbohydrates & Lipids
  • Proteins
  • Enzymes
  • Nucleic Acids: Structure & DNA Replication
  • Transcription & Translation
  • Cellular Respiration
  • Photosynthesis
3. Genetics





  • Genes & Chromosomes
  • Meiosis
  • Inheritance
  • Genetic Modification & Biotechnology
4. Ecology





  • Species, Communities, Ecosystems & Energy Flow
  • Carbon Cycling & Climate Change
5. Evolution & Biodiversity





  • Evolution & Natural Selection
  • Classification & Cladistics
6. Human Physiology





  • Digestion & Absorption
  • The Blood System
  • Defence Against Infectious Disease
  • Gas Exchange
  • Neurones & Synapses
  • Hormones, Homeostasis & Reproduction

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