2024 - 2025 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

SCI2080A/SCI2080B IB Biology A DP

1.0 credit per semester

IB Biology courses prepare students to take the International Baccalaureate Biology exams at either the standard or higher level In keeping with the general aim of IB Experimental Sciences courses. IB Biology promotes understanding of the facts principles and concepts underlying the biological field critical analysis evaluation and generation of scientific information and hypotheses improved ability to communicate scientific ideas and an awareness of the impact of biology and scientific advances in biology upon both society and issues of ethical philosophical and political importance Course content varies but includes study of statistical analysis cells the chemistry of life genetics ecology and evolution and human health and physiology. Laboratory experimentation is an essential component of these courses

Honors or MCPSPIB Biology and Honors or MCPSPIB Chemistry
9 - 10 - 11 - 12
No repeats for credit
Double period

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