IB DP Science

Get up and running with your IB DP Science course. The planning documents below will help you get the most out of your Kerboodle subscription. 

First steps

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Your school’s first steps 

New to Kerboodle? Follow our first steps guidance including inviting fellow teachers and asking your administrator to start adding students to Kerboodle. 


Creating teaching groups

It is the administrator’s role to create and manage year groups and to put students into their correct year groups. Once in year groups as a teacher you can create your teaching groups/classes.

Tip: Use your current students to get them involved in the evaluation experience. Explore a unit together and get their feedback.

Please note: Correct year group and class setup is critical to receiving your Data and Insights.


Assigning tasks

Now your class is in a teaching group you can assign some Resources and Assessment tasks to your students. Ensure your students complete a My self-study quiz and the Level Ups available.

Your students can also explore the Digital Course Book, complete quizzes and activities, and take Next Steps on their own.

Tip: To ensure your students experience the personalised learning journey during your evaluation period, use the My self-study quizzes and Formative tests in the following units:

  • Biology – A1 Unity and Diversity: Molecules
  • Chemistry – Structure 3 Classification of Matter
  • Physics – A Space, time and motion
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Once your students have completed some tasks look at Reports to review their understanding and progress. Find out more about Reports here.

Digital Books


Digital Books

View your Digital Book via your course homepage. 

Your IB DP Science course includes an optimised Digital Course Book that offers a high-quality page image with an excellent user experience on smaller screens. Check out the optimised Digital Book tools available here. 




My self-study quizzes are auto-marked interactive quizzes that show you how students are progressing and trigger two types of automated next steps. Find out more about self-study tasks


There are many interactive activities available including enquire, skills, and animation. Each activity can be assigned to your students and is auto-marked. 

Next Steps & Reporting

Next steps

Next Steps activities

Assigning start tasks (My self-study quizzes and Formative tests) will trigger automated steps based on your students’ interaction with the assessment. Find out more on how next steps work. 

smart reporting


Giving you further insights, your task reports will include additional information including DSE and Level Up information. You will also have access to Knowledge reports which break down your groups or students into Developing, Secure, Extending statuses within the course.

Further support

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Book a support call

Book a call with a member of our team at no extra cost. 


Teacher support

Need more general hints and tips on using Kerboodle? Check out our dedicated teacher support section

Student Support

Student support

We have dedicated student support on how to use Kerboodle, which you can share with your class. 

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