Oxford IB Diploma Programme: Biology Course Companion

The only DP resources developed with the IB

Author Andrew Allott and Author David Mindorff

Suitable for:  IB Diploma Biology - SL and HL

Price:  £53.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-839211-8
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Paperback: 728 pages
Dimensions: 276x219mm

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The most comprehensive coverage of the 2014 syllabus for both SL and HL, this completely revised edition gives you unrivalled support for the concept-based approach to learning, the Nature of Science. The only DP Biology resource that includes support straight from the IB, integrated exam work helps you maximize achievement.


  • Accurately cover the syllabus - the most comprehensive match, with support directly from the IB on the core, AHL and all the options
  • Fully integrate the new concept-based approach, holistically addressing understanding, applications, skills and the Nature of science
  • Tangibly build assessment potential with assessment support straight from the IB
  • Develop confidence - data-based questions and focused practice support exceptional achievement
  • Written by co-authors of the syllabus and leading IB workshop leaders
  • Supporting Kerboodle Online Resources provides teacher support including hands-on activities, practicals and assessment tools
  • Supported by a fully comprehensive and updated Study Guide
  • Also available as a fully online Course Book

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  • 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
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Table of Contents

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