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About the Authors

Stan Covington - Biology

Stan has been involved in teaching science in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) Biology for over 19 years in the United States, Turkey, China, Thailand and Germany. Stan is currently the Head of Science and DP and IGCSE Biology teacher at Leipzig International School. He is the former Head of Science at International School Bangkok and at the Western Academy of Beijing. Stan is also a trained workshop leader for DP Biology, currently leading workshops on the new guide, and an internal assessment moderator and examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). In addition to his extensive DP work, Stan has been involved in MYP sciences, helping to write and pilot the MYP science curriculum and upskilling workshop leaders. Finally, Stan is also involved in the IBO as a DP consultant and site visitor.

David Clapp - Physics

David teaches Physics and Science at St George’s British International School Rome, leads the Science department there, and is a workshop leader for IBDP Physics and is an IBDP examiner. Prior to working in Italy, he led small international schools in Europe and worked in UK schools as a science teacher and science leader.

Dave Allen - Chemistry

David has been teaching for over 27 years, 21 of which have been within the IB system. He has fulfilled various roles including examiner, moderator, workshop leader, workshop developer and author. He has been heavily involved in helping teachers develop their IB teaching skills through leading workshops, and publishing and producing textbooks.