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Site overview

StudyIB DP Biology is a web based learning resource for students who want to improve their understanding and their grades. It can support learning from the beginning of an IB Biology course or it can help students doing last-minute revision for their exams.

Every page has a consistent layout to help you find what you are looking for easily. You may like all the sections, but probably there will be some resources which suit your learning style best.

The StudyIB Biology site pages contain:

Key concepts - Flashcard sets

Key words and concepts in the form of flashcards help to break the Biology into memorable chunks.

Essentials - quick revision through the whole topic

Slides of revision notes to help in the review of key concepts and terminology. These slides summarise the essential understandings and skills in each topic. They contain short explanations in text and images - good revision for all students. They are ideal for test preparation.

Exam style question

These questions give an opportunity to try longer explanations in an IB exam style used in paper two. Model answers are provided, and can be revealed in one click. In some cases, videos explain the understandings and help demonstrate skills or applications.

Summary lists

A short and clear bullet point list of the understandings in the topic. Useful as checklists, and for revision planning.


These diagrams summarise the main sections of each topic for more visual learners.
Test if you can draw something like these concept maps from memory. There are three types of diagram, a full explainer, an outline spider diagram, and a list of key elements for each topic.

A good way to use these mind maps is to study the topic and the full diagram for ten minutes.

After studying, begin with the simple spider diagram and see how much you can complete from memory.

Test yourself - multiple choice questions

These quick questions arranged by topic allow you to test your understanding of the concepts.
The questions are self-marking, answered online enabling you to get instant feedback.
Examiner's notes and model answers give helpful hints and help you to learn from your mistakes.

Just for fun

Everyone needs a bit of light relief while revising.
These simple arcade games and card matching games provide just that, and they also help you learn.

Progress tracking

One excellent feature is that StudyIB tracks your progress as you revise.

The progress page is private to you but a great help in revision planning.

Click your name, in the top left corner, then "PROGRESS".

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