IB Course Book: Biology 2014

Third Edition

Andrew Allott, David Mindorff

IB Course Book: Biology 2014

Third Edition

Andrew Allott, David Mindorff






6 Apr 2014




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The only DP Biology resource developed with the IB to accurately match the new 2014 syllabus for both SL and HL, this completely revised edition gives you unparallelled support for the new concept-based approach to learning, the Nature of science.. Understanding, applications and skills are integrated in every topic, alongside TOK links and real-world connections to drive inquiry and independent learning. Assessment support directly from the IB includes practice questions and worked examples in each topic, along with focused support for the Internal Assessment. Truly aligned with the IB philosophy, this Course Book gives unrivalled insight and support at every stage.

About the series
The only DP resources developed directly with the IB, the Oxford IB Course Books are the most comprehensive core resources to support learners through their study. Fully incorporating the learner profile, resources are assessed by consulting experts in international-mindedness and TOK to ensure these crucial components are deeply embedded into learning.


1: Cell Biology
2: Molecular Biology
3: Genetics
4: Ecology
5: Evolution and biodiversity
6: Human physiology
7: Nucleic acids (AHL)
8: Metabolism, cell respiration and photosynthesis (AHL)
9: Plant biology (AHL)
10: Genetics and evolution (AHL)
11: Animal physiology (AHL)
12: Option A: Neurobiology and behaviour
13: Option B: Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
14: Option C: Ecology and conservation
15: Option D: Human physiology


Andrew Allott was an IB Diploma student in 1974. He has since acted as an IB Advisor and worked extensively on IB curriculum review. He is currently Head of Biology at Shrewsbury School, UK.

David Mindorff is an IB Coordinator and Head of Academics at Lyford Cay International School, Bahamas.


`I was sent a copy of your IB biology text for review and I really liked it. The pictures are great and the explanations are very straight forward.' Erick Roldan, Biology Teacher, Montgomery High School, USA

`I am totally impressed with the effort that Andrew Allott and David Mindorff put into this latest edition to align with the new syllabus that is being introduced this upcoming year. I have been teaching Biology for 44 years, both in the US and internationally, and during my career I have used many different editions presenting AP, IB and IGCSE syllabi. This edition is well organized, loaded with beautifully coloured illustrations and photos, and like the previous editions, the inclusion of assessment-based questions with marking values, and internal assessment suggestions, compliments this book. I have already suggested this book for next year and am looking forward to the Study Guide, when it becomes available in September.' Ray Mikolajczyk, IB Biology Teacher, King Faisal School, Saudi Arabia

`We were planning on ordering another publisher's resources but many of our IB teachers attended workshops and came back asking for Oxford. The quality of the text and online support package is the reason.' Ron Patrick, Head of Science, International School of Panama