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G-11 _BIOLOGY _CURRICULUM AND PAPER STYLE FOR TERM 2 EXAMINATION

G-11 _BIOLOGY _CURRICULUM AND PAPER STYLE FOR TERM 2 EXAMINATION

DEAR PARENTS AND STUDENTS,

The following is the curriculum and paper style of DP Biology for Term 2 exam 2019.

For SL  students there will be all 3 units (Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics) in your examination and one optional topic (SL, as per the syllabus completion). Please refer to biology guide for units. Papers details are given below.

Paper 1 (multiple-choice questions)
Duration: 45 minutes
Weighting: 30%
Marks: 30
Paper 2 ( Data-based, Short-answer and extended-response questions)
Duration: 1 hours 15 minutes
Weighting: 50%
Marks: 50
Paper 3 (This paper will have questions on core and SL option material. Section A: candidates answer all questions. Section B: short-answer and extended-response questions from one option.)
Duration: 1 hour
Weighting: 20%
Marks: 30

For HL  students there will be all 3 units (Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics) of SL and 2 units (Nucleic Acid and Genetics and Evolution) of HL in your examination and one optional topic(SL, as per the syllabus completion). Please refer to biology guide for units. Papers details are given below.

Paper 1 (multiple-choice questions)
Duration: 1 hour
Weighting: 30%
Marks: 40
Paper 2 ( Data-based, Short-answer and extended-response questions)
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Weighting: 50%
Marks: 72
Paper 3 (This paper will have questions on core and SL option material. Section A: candidates answer all questions. Section B: short-answer and extended-response questions from one option.)
Duration: 1 hour
Weighting: 20%
Marks: 30
Regards,
Jay Kosambia
Grade_10_COS_Revision_Test-3

Grade_10_COS_Revision_Test-3

Dear learners,

Kindly refer to the syllabus for COS  Revision Test 3 of 100 Marks.

Coordinated Science syllabus link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2HyeS6yfJZpVFM3eEtMMVZHVU0/view

Sub. Syllabus/ No. Biology Chemistry Physics

1.

B11, B12, B13 C5 and C10 P1

 

 

 

 

  • The test will be conducted during COS P slots in cycle 14 from date 09/10/18 to 16/10/18 of respective sections.
  • You are required to carry an electronic calculator.

 

 

Regards,

IGCSE Science Team

Grade_12_Biology_Term-1_Assessment-2018_Syllabus_and_Paper_Pattern

Grade_12_Biology_Term-1_Assessment-2018_Syllabus_and_Paper_Pattern

The following units and topics will be the part of Term 1 assessment 2018.

 

Topic 6: Human Physiology

6.1 Digestion and absorption

6.2 The blood system

6.3 Defence against infectious disease

6.4 Gas exchange

6.5 Neurons and synapses

6.6 Hormones, Homeostasis and reproduction

 

Option B: Biotechnology and bioinformatics

Core topics

B.1 Microbiology: organisms in industry

B.2 Biotechnology in agriculture

B.3 Environmental protection

Additional higher level topics

B.4 Medicine

B.5 Bioinformatics

 

Term 1 assessment details

 

Level Paper Type Marks Duration
SL 1 MCQ 30 45 Minutes
2 Subjective 50 1 Hour 15 Minutes
3 Data Base and Optional 35 1 Hour
HL 1 MCQ 40 1 Hour
2 Subjective 72 2 Hour 15 Minutes
3 Data Base and Optional 45 1 Hour 15 Minutes

 

 

Regards,

Biology Team

Grade_11_Biology_Term-1_Assessment-2018_Syllabus_and_Paper_Pattern

Grade_11_Biology_Term-1_Assessment-2018_Syllabus_and_Paper_Pattern

The following units and topics will be the part of Term 1 assessment 2018.

Topic 1: Cell Biology
1.1 Introduction to cells
1.2 Ultrastructure of cells
1.3 Membrane structure
1.4 Membrane transport
1.5 The origin of cells
1.6 Cell division

Topic 2: Molecular Biology

2.1 Molecules to metabolism

2.2 Water

 

Term 1 assessment details

 

Level Paper Type Marks Duration
SL 1 MCQ 40 1 Hour
2 Subjective 50 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Regards,

Jay Kosambia

Biology Teacher

Grade_10_Revision_Test_1

Grade_10_Revision_Test_1

Dear learners,

Kindly refer to the syllabus for COS  Revision Test 1 of 100 Marks.

Coordinated Science syllabus link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2HyeS6yfJZpVFM3eEtMMVZHVU0/view

Sub. Syllabus/ No. Biology Chemistry Physics

1.

B1, B2, B3, B4 C3, C4 and C9 P5 and P6

 

 

 

 

  • The test will be conducted during COS P slots in cycle 9 from date 22/8/18 to 29/8/18 of respective sections.
  • You are required to carry an electronic calculator.

 

 

Regards,

IGCSE Science Team

Grade 9_COS_Term-2_Syllabus

Grade 9_COS_Term-2_Syllabus

Dear Learners,

Kindly take note of the second term CoS syllabus:

Biology Chemistry Physics

B3: Biological Molecule

 

B6.2 and 6.3: Alimentary canal and Digestion (Teeth not included)

 

B7: Transport

 

B8: Gas exchange and respiration

C3: Atoms, elements, compounds

 

C4: Stoichiometry (ONLY C4.1 and C4.2.1 and 4.2.2

 

C7: Chemical reactions

 

C8: Acids, bases and salts

 

C9: Periodic table

 

C11: Air and water

 

C12: Sulfur

P2: Work, power and energy

 

P3: Thermal physics

 

P4: Properties of waves including light and sound

 

P8:Atomic Physics

For more details, Refer to the CoS 2019 syllabus.

 

Marks distribution and percentage of each component.

Paper

2

4 6

Internal Assessment

Maximum Marks

40

120

60

15

Time

45 Minutes 2 Hours

1 Hour 30 Minutes

—–

Percentage

20% 40%

20%

20%

 

 

 

 

Paper 2: A multiple-choice paper consisting of 40 questions of the four-choice type.

Paper 4: A written paper consisting of short-answer and structured questions.

Paper 6: Alternative to Practical

 

 

You all are required to carry an electronic calculator and your own resources.

Regards,

CoS Team

Grade12_Biology_Mock_Examination_2018

Grade12_Biology_Mock_Examination_2018

Dear Students,

The following is the curriculum and paper style of DP Biology for Mock exam 2018.

For SL  students there will be all 6 units in your examination and one optional topic. Please refer biology guide for units. Papers details are given below.

Paper 1 (multiple-choice questions)
Duration: 45 minutes
Weighting: 20%
Marks: 30
Paper 2 ( Data-based, Short-answer and extended-response questions)
Duration: 1 hours 15 minutes
Weighting: 40%
Marks: 50
Paper 3 (This paper will have questions on core and SL option material. Section A: candidates answer all questions. Section B: short-answer and extended-response questions from one option.)
Duration: 1 hour
Weighting: 20%
Marks: 35

For HL  students there will be all 6 units of SL and 5 units (as per the syllabus completion) of HL in your examination and one optional topic. Please refer biology guide for units. Papers details are given below.

Paper 1 (multiple-choice questions)
Duration: 1 hour
Weighting: 20%
Marks: 40
Paper 2 ( Data-based, Short-answer and extended-response questions)
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Weighting: 36%
Marks: 72
Paper 3 (Section A: candidates answer all questions. Section B: short-answer and extended-response questions from one option.)
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Weighting: 24%
Marks: 45
Regards,
Jay Kosambia
Grade_12_Term-1_Assessment-2017_Syllabus_and_Paper_Pattern

Grade_12_Term-1_Assessment-2017_Syllabus_and_Paper_Pattern

The following units and topics will be the part of Term 1 assessment 2017.

 

Topic 5: Evolution and biodiversity

5.1 Evidence for evolution

5.2 Natural selection

5.3 Classification of biodiversity

5.4 Cladistics

 

Topic 6: Human physiology

6.1 Digestion and absorption

6.2 The blood system

6.3 Defence against infectious disease

6.4 Gas exchange

6.5 Neurons and synapses

 

Option B: Biotechnology and bioinformatics

Core topics

B.1 Microbiology: organisms in industry

B.2 Biotechnology in agriculture

B.3 Environmental protection

Additional higher level topics

B.4 Medicine

B.5 Bioinformatics

 

Term 1 assessment details

 

Level Paper Type Marks Weitage Duration
SL 1 MCQ 30 25% 45 Minutes
2 Subjective 50 50% 1 Hour 15 Minutes
3 Data Base and Optional 35 25% 1 Hour
HL 1 MCQ 40 25% 1 Hour
2 Subjective 72 50% 2 Hour 15 Minutes
3 Data Base and Optional 45 25% 1 Hour 15 Minutes

 

 

Regards,

Jay Kosambia

Biology Teacher

Grade 10 COS Syllabus and Paper Pattern For Term 1 Examination 2017-18

Grade 10 COS Syllabus and Paper Pattern For Term 1 Examination 2017-18

Physics (Refer to syllabus of 2016-18 for all subtopics)

 

P8: Light

P12: Electricity

P13: Electric circuits

P14: Electromagnetic effects

14.1  electromagnetic induction

14.2 a.c generator

14.3 transformer

14.4 the magnetic effect of a current.

14.5 force on a current carrying conductor

 

Chemistry(Refer syllabus- 2018 for all subtopics)

 

C3 – Atoms, Elements & Compounds

C9 – Periodic Table

C11 – Air and Water

C4 – Stoichiometry

C5 – Electrochemistry

C8 – Acid Base & Salt

 

Biology (Refer to syllabus of 2016-18 for all subtopics)

 

B5 Transportation

5.2 Transport in Humans

 

B6 Respiration

6.1 Aerobic and Anaerobic respiration

6.2 Gas exchange

 

B7 Coordination and responses

7.1 Nervous control in humans

7.2 Hormones

7.3 Tropic responses

7.4 Homeostasis

 

Paper Pattern

 

COS – Extended
Subject Name Number of Components Total Marks of each component Weightage of each Component (total should be 100) in % Component Desc Duration of the paper
COS Extended Paper 2 40 30% MCQ 45 mins
Paper 4 120 50% Subjective 2 hrs
Paper 6 60 20% Alternative to practical 1 hr

 

COS – Core
Subject Name Number of Components Total Marks of each component Weightage of each Component (total should be 100) in % Component Desc Duration of the paper
COS Core Paper 1 40 30% MCQ 45 mins
Paper 3 120 50% Subjective 2 hrs
Paper 6 60 20% Alternative to practical 1 hr

 

Additional instructions:

  1. An electronic calculator is allowed only for Paper 3, 4 and 6.
  2. You need to carry all required stationery and calculator for the examination.
Grade 11_Biology_Final_Examination_Details

Grade 11_Biology_Final_Examination_Details

Dear Students,

The syllabus for final examination is as follows.

Topic 1: Cell biology
1.1 Introduction to cells
1.2 Ultrastructure of cells
1.3 Membrane structure
1.4 Membrane transport
1.5 The origin of cells
1.6 Cell division

Topic 2: Molecular biology
2.1 Molecules to metabolism
2.2 Water
2.3 Carbohydrates and lipids
2.4 Proteins
2.5 Enzymes
2.6 Structure of DNA and RNA
2.7 DNA replication, transcription and translation
2.8 Cell respiration
2.9 Photosynthesis

Topic 3: Genetics
3.1 Genes
3.2 Chromosomes
3.3 Meiosis
3.4 Inheritance
3.5 Genetic modification and biotechnology

Topic 4: Ecology
4.1 Species, communities and ecosystems
4.2 Energy flow
4.3 Carbon cycling
4.4 Climate change

Topic 5: Evolution and biodiversity
5.1 Evidence for evolution
5.2 Natural selection
5.3 Classification of biodiversity
5.4 Cladistics

 

Paper 1: 40 Marks, MCQ                                                                        Duration: 1 Hour

Paper 2: 50 Marks, Structure                                                              Duration: 1 Hour 15 minutes

Paper 3: 20 Marks, experimental skills and techniques          Duration: 45 Minutes

 

Regards,

Jay Kosambia