This Course Companion follows an approach that supports the new 2007 syllabus while including the wider aims of the IBO through connections to TOK, international-mindedness and the IB learner profile. It has been written by a former chief examiner for IB Diploma Programme Biology and has been extensively reviewed by teachers, consultants and the IBO. With features and activities that encourage active learning and critical thinking, students will find this book stimulating and engaging.
1. Cells; 2. Membranes; 3. Cell division; 4. Chemicals of life; 5. DNA structure and replication; 6. Transcription and translation; 7. Enzymes; 8. Cell respiration; 9. Photosynthesis; 10. Plant science; 11. Meiosis; 12. Genetics - the study of inheritance; 13. Advanced genetics; 14. Biotechnology; 15. Ecology; 16. The carbon cycle, the greenhouse effect and climate change; 17. Evolution; 18. Classification; 19. Digestion; 20. The transport system; 21. Defence against infectious disease; 22. Gas exchange; 23. The kidney; 24. Nerves and hormones; 25. Muscles and movement; 26. Reproduction; 27. Option A: Human nutrition and health; 28. Option B: Physiology of exercise; 29. Option D: Evolution; 30. Option E: Neurobiology and behaviour; 31. Option F: Microbes and biotechnology; 32. Option G: Ecology and Conservation; 33. Option H: Further Human Physiology; 34. Researching biology - extended essays; 35. Internal Assessment