Changes to DP Biology (IV) Exam structure and assessment objectives

One of the big areas for change,  can be found in the exam structure. I will work through each paper in turn; Paper 1 A key change is the inclusion of objective 3 questions. The idea being to ask the students to apply knowledge gained, in new situations and for the paper not to be simply factual recall. The overall weighting of the paper remains at 20% with objectives 1+2 = 10% and objectives 3 = 10% There is no change to the number ...

summary of Changes to DP Biology

In Sept 2014 IBO diploma centres will begin teaching the new, revised Group 4 syllabi. I thought it would be useful to discuss some of the changes and will post 4 brief summarising blogs. Much of what I write is consistent across all three disciplines. Though the syllabus has been significantly revised there remains a distinction between the standard and additional higher level material. As one would expect, some items have been revised and others removed. I personally was hoping for greater ...