At Standard Level, this course includes the study of cellular biology, chemistry of life, genetics, ecology, human health, physiology, and 3 topics from a list of options. At Higher Level, the following topics are covered in depth either as core topics or as options: cytology, zoology, botany, ecology, evolution, and genetics. At both levels the course is laboratory based. At Standard Level, students are expected to spend 30 hours of the course on lab work while they spend 50 hours on lab work at Higher Level. Furthermore, students will work on a science group project undertaken by all DP Students.