Biology: Anatomy and Physiology 12


Rhiannon Cockayne, Chloe Faught & Tejinder Hari


It is recommended that students complete Science 10. Chemistry 11 is recommended. Life Sciences 11 (Old course name Biology 11) is not necessary for Anatomy and Physiology 12.


Anatomy and Physiology 12 (previously Biology 12) is an online, media-rich course designed to meet the new BC Anatomy and Physiology 12 Curriculum (2018). The course offers interactive lessons, a variety of guided activities, assignments and labs, and rubric-based assessment. There are learning guides to assist in note taking throughout the course.

This course consists of four units that incorporate the Big Ideas of Homeostasis, Gene Expression and Organ Systems. The first two units focus on cellular biology and the last two units cover the major systems of the body, focusing 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 Homeostasis, Cell Structure and Function
Chapter 2 Cell Compounds and Biological Molecules
Chapter 3 Cell Membrane Transport

Unit Two

Chapter 4 DNA Replication
Chapter 5 Protein Synthesis-Gene Expression
Chapter 6 Enzymes

Unit Three

Chapter 7 Digestive System
Chapter 8 Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems
Chapter 9 The Heart and Blood Pressure
Chapter 10 Respiratory System

Unit Four

Chapter 11 Nervous System
Chapter 12 Urinary System
Chapter 13 Reproduction System






Anatomy and Physiology 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 Exploring Osmosis Lab 10%
Unit 1 Test (supervised) 12.5%
Unit 2 Protein Synthesis Model Assignment 10%
Unit 2 Test (supervised) 12.5%
Unit 3 Fetal Pig Dissection and Biological Drawings Assignment 10%
Unit 3 Test (supervised) 12.5%
Unit 4 Health Topic 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


Click here to view the learning standards.

We acknowledge and thank the W̱SÁNEĆ people on whose traditional territory we live, learn, and teach.

We are a public K - 12 school and a proud member of School District #63 (Saanich).