Biology 11


Rhiannon Cockayne, Kathleen Pugh & Tejinder Hari


It is recommended that students complete Science 10 or equivalent.


Biology 11 is an online, media-rich course designed to meet the new BC Biology 11 Curriculum (2018). The course offers interactive lessons, a variety of guided activities, assignments and labs. There are learning guides to assist in note taking throughout the course. Assessment is mainly rubric-based.

This course consists of seven units designed around the Big Ideas of: Life Interactions at the Cellular Level, Evolution at the Population Level and Organism Grouping based on Common Characteristics. There is an extensive overview of the major groups of living organisms. Labs are completed on-line and involve virtual dissections, biological drawings, classification studies and inquiry.

Unit One- Big Ideas & Evolution
Unit Two- Viruses & Bacteria
Unit Three- Protists & Fungi
Unit Four- Seedless Plants
Unit Five- Seed Plants
Unit Six- Animals (Porifera -> Annelida)
Unit Seven- Animals (Mollusca -> Chordata






Biology 11 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 Course 8%
Unit 1 Evolution Test 5%
Unit 2 Viral Replication Graph Assignment 4%
Unit 2 Inquiry Question 2%
Unit 3 Protista Biological Drawings 4%
Unit 3 Bread Mold Formal Lab Report 5%
Unit 2 & 3 Supervised Test 15%
Unit 4 Seedless Plants Biological Drawing
Assignment 4%
Unit 4 Seedless Plants Unit Test 8.5%
Unit 5 Flower Dissection Lab 1%
Unit 5 Plant Dichotomous Key Assignment 3%
Unit 5 Seed Plants Unit Test 8.5%
Unit 6 Earthworm Dissection Activity 2%
Unit 7 Squid Virtual Dissection 5%
Unit 7 Frog Virtual Dissection 5%
Unit 6 & 7 Supervised Test 15%
Biology 11 Final Inquiry Reflection 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.

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