Posts Tagged ‘revision’

Exam review

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

final exam by dcJohn on flickr

3 weeks and counting ….. your semester 2 Integrated Science exam is on Thursday 26th May.  Make sure you check the exam schedule CAREFULLY so that you report in the right place at the right time.

You will need to bring pens, pencils, ruler, eraser and calculator to the exam.  YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BORROW.

Here is the “traffic light” review sheet for semester 2.  USE IT!  Come to tutorials to ask me about anything you don’t understand.  Happy studying 🙂

Grade 9 Integrated Science Learning Outcomes revision sheet May 2011

Grade 10 Integrated Science Learning Outcomes revision sheet – May 2011


Helpful revision links

Friday, November 19th, 2010


Hardcore study time by Wysz on flickr

Here are some (hopefully) useful links to help you prepare for your exam.  They do not cover everything, but they cover a lot.

The first few pages here deal with energy transfers and conduction, convection and radiation.

We have used these before, but this one on photosynthesis and this one on respiration are good.  Photosynthesis.

Food chains, food webs and the carbon cycleDifferent site, same topics.

Useful revision stuff

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Studying math by scui3asteveo on flickr

Click here for some revision notes on pathogens and the three lines of defense.  Immune system.

The first couple of pages of this site are good for variation and genetics review.  Variation.   Genetics.

Some information on leversMoments.  More information on the skeleton, joints and levers.

Exam approaching … get ready!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Whee by Adam Mulligan on flickr

Here is the revision checklist for the November exam.  The exam will be 90 minutes long.  You will answer all questions on the paper in the spaces provided.



Use this document to help you prepare thoroughly.  There is no need to panic – this is simply another assessment tool.  Think of it like a big test. The only difference is that you will be taking it in the gym instead of in the classroom.

You need to bring pens, pencils, eraser, ruler and calculator to the exam.  YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BORROW ANY OF THESE ITEMS so come prepared.

Measurement test review

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

pencil and ruler by mdxdt on flickr

Here are some useful links to help you with your revision.

For practice with scientific notation try this one or this one.

For reviewing significant figures try these sites: one, two, three, four.

For practice with converting units, look here.

For help with identifying the correct independent, dependent and control variables, try this.  And if you are a Spongebob fan, try this, or a Simpsons fan, try here.

Revision tips and command terms

Monday, April 19th, 2010
exam cartoons by Robin Hutton on flickr

exam cartoons by Robin Hutton on flickr

So you have all the infomation you need to succeed in the upcoming exams.  Make sure you also know the command terms used by the IB. 

It is no good knowing the syllabus inside out, but then answering an explain question by describing, or a distinguish question by comparing. 

Check out this very helpful presentation by Mr Taylor in Bandung that clarifies these action verbs.  It is an important part of your revision.

And for HL candidates, here’s the syllabus outline for Option H. Option H syllabus guide

Syllabus guides

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
ghosts of semesters passed by foreverdigital on flickr

ghosts of semesters passed by foreverdigital on flickr

Here are the syllabus guides for the core (SL) and HL topics for the entire IB Bio course.  The syllabus guides for the options we have studied are in previous posts.

For SL – you need TOPICS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 only.

For HL – you need all the above PLUS TOPICS 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.

Topic 1 – Statistical Analysis 2009 Syllabus   Topic 2 – syllabus outline  Topic 3,7,8 – syllabus outline   Topic 4 – Syllabus outline  Topic 5 – syllabus guide  Topic 6 – syllabus outline  Topic 9 – Syllabus outline  IB Biology HL Topic 10 – syllabus guide  Topic 11 – syllabus guide

Before you know it, mocks will be over, then Easter break, then in a few short weeks it will be May and you’ll start the REAL IB exams… and then graduation and tears of joy and sadness and a new chapter will begin…. One step at a time.  Keep studying.  It will end.