Biology 12: Anatomy and Physiology

Biology 12: Anatomy and Physiology Course Details


Rhiannon Cockayne, Kathleen Pugh & Tejinder Hari


It is recommended that students complete Science 10 or equivalent. Chemistry 11 is recommended. Biology 11 is not necessary for Biology 12.


Biology 12 is an online, media-rich course designed to meet the new BC Biology 12 Curriculum (2018). The course offers interactive lessons, a variety of guided activities, assignments and labs, and rubric-based assessment.

This course consists of four units. The first two units focus on cellular biology and the last two units cover the major systems of the body, focussing on anatomy and physiology. Students taking this course can complete most of the components at home, with the exception of 4 supervised unit tests.

Unit One

Chapter 1 Cell Structure
Chapter 2 Cell Compounds and Biological Molecules
Chapter 3 Transport Across Cell Membrane

Unit Two

Chapter 4 DNA Replication
Chapter 5 Protein Synthesis
Chapter 6 Enzymes

Unit Three

Chapter 7 Digestive System
Chapter 8 Circulatory System
Chapter 9 The Heart
Chapter 10 Respiratory System

Unit Four

Chapter 11 Nervous System
Chapter 12 Urinary System
Chapter 13 Reproduction






Biology 12 is a self-paced course and students can begin throughout the year. Students are expected to finish their course within a one-year period.

Students in the Greater Victoria area will write their unit tests at the SIDES Royal Oak campus located at 4575 Wilkinson Road.

Long distance students are responsible for arranging a test supervisor at a school, or academic institution (ex. college, university, or library). Tests supervisors will need to be approved by SIDES administration. Students should actively be arranging a test supervisor while completing the first unit of the course. Students will be required to schedule tests at times that are convenient for the test supervisor.


Orientation Assignment 10%
Unit 1 Osmosis Lab 10%
Unit 1 Test (supervised) 12.5%
Unit 2 Protein Model Assignment 10%
Unit 2 Test (supervised) 12.5%
Unit 3 Fetal Pig Dissection 10%
Unit 3 Test (supervised) 12.5%
Unit 4 Inquiry Assignment 10%
Unit 4 Test (supervised) 12.5%

BC Performance Standards


* Basic Technical Requirements
* Reliable high-speed Internet
* Up-to-date computer and software
* Student must have their own email address


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