Cat: 3 | Biology: a focus on Internal Assessment

23 - 25 May 2022 |
The International Baccalaureate (IB)
STANDARD FEE £695.00 + VAT (if applicable)

A late booking surcharge of £100 will be applied to all bookings made 10 days or less in advance of a workshop

About the workshop

PLEASE NOTE:  This workshop focusses on the existing curriculum.  The curriculum change originally scheduled for 2020-21 will now take place in Spring 2023.  New curriculum workshops for this subject will be available from April 2023.

This workshop is recommended for experienced Diploma Programme (DP) biology teachers and those who have recently completed a category 1 workshop.

Practical work is an important feature of the DP biology course. This workshop supports you in the development of a balanced and practical scheme of work that provides opportunities to assess students using the sciences subject group internal assessment criteria. You will examine various student samples to develop a clear understanding of the application of the internal assessment criteria and the moderation process. Ways in which teachers can scaffold teaching and learning to prepare students for internal assessment will also be explored. The workshop is suitable for experienced teachers who wish to improve their practical schemes of work as well as teachers new to teaching biology in the DP.


This workshop will focus on the common concerns of experienced IB Biology teachers in the management of execution of successful individual investigations:

Time management of the II; The assessment criteria; The types of investigation in relation to the criteria; Formative assessment and the PSOW; Deriving research questions; Data processing and statistics; Compiling the written report; Moderating exemplars; Annotating scripts; Advising upon the draft; Ethical and safety guidelines

There will also be time devoted to the curriculum review suggestions for the 2022 Guide, the Extended Essay and preparation of pupils for the external examination

Workshop Leader(s)
Marwa Bkerat

Marwa has around 20 years of experience in the field of education. She holds a Master degree in the Arts of Education from the University of Sunderland in UK. She has completed the online program ‘Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership…

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Marwa Bkerat
About your booking

Once you have made your booking, you will receive an automatically generated BOOKING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT and an invoice (or a receipted invoice if you have paid by credit card). Shortly after that, once we have processed your booking, you will receive an email from us with further information.

Once we have confirmed that the workshop will go ahead we will send you a confirmation email and an information pack which tells you everything that you need to know about joining your sessions. The links to join your sessions will be sent to you by email around 2 days before your sessions start.

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IBICUS organises teacher training programmes for schools in over 130 countries around the world.

Originally established to support the IB Schools community, we have been authorised by the IBO to run their full range of official certified Professional Development teacher-training workshops since 2003. We also offer Masterclasses and Seminars for IB and non-IB schools and specialist training for individual schools.


All our workshops listed as starting at 09:00 UK time run to the same timetable:

Day 1 08:30-08:55 set up
  09:00-13:30 inc breaks
Day 2 09:00-13:30 inc breaks
Day 3 09:00-13:30 inc breaks


The entire 2022 calendar will be delivered virtually.

All of our workshops are intensive, interactive and delivered via ZOOM. Although it’s great to be in the same room, the intensive nature of our format (4 hours per day with short breaks) means that everyone really retains focus and stays on- point.