Biology Olympiad Learning Lab

Module Leader:
Peter Symmons
2020-2021 Spring
Immersion 1
Natural Sciences

This module aims to introduce the essentials of secondary school biology and natural science methods in general with a strong focus on the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) as well as the Biology OKTV. The whole module consists of representative sample questions chosen from the curriculum of the OKTV and IBO that have to be answered within strict time limits. During the lessons, we shall examine the results obtained in answering those questions and discuss them in relation to curricular topics and to test proficiency within the framework of biology. In addition, we aim to improve critical thinking and exam-taking strategy. The goal is to enable the development of a profound understanding of biology by connecting seemingly very distant pieces of information to building up a comprehensive and unified view of the subject. The outcome of the Learning Lab should be extremely useful in both academic competitions and final exams as well.