Welcome to standard level IB biology. This is a one year college level course. Students will take the IB SL test in May 2018 for college credit and points towards the IB diploma.
The pass rate on the IB SL test in May 2017 was 90% and in 2019 was 67%. You can all be successful in this course. (We did not have an SL course in 2018.)
I believe in hands on learning. Be prepared to participate in all kinds of crazy activities to facilitate long term learning such as: pictionary, chalk drawings, simulations inside and out, model building, charades, and lots of lab work. There is a 40 hour lab work requirement for IB SL biology. We typically complete around 50 hours of lab work.
I absolutely love biology and I hope that you will come to appreciate if not love it also.
All documents for this course such as syllabus, copies of class notes, assignments, calendars, and more are on my Google Classroom website. Students will be given login directions during the first week of school. Parents/Guardians may request access by emailing me a quick note with your child's name. I will then send you an invite to the class.
Remind code for the SL Bio group for this year is: @slbiology2
Note - I do not use Remind very often.
I will be using Google Classroom and Zoom to complete this school year. Please check Google Classroom often. We still have to complete quarter 4 to earn the high school credit for the course. I am planning a project so stay tuned for details. If you do not have the access code for Google Classroom, email me so I can send it to you. When using Google classroom you have to be logged in through your school account as if you were using a school computer.