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. 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.
Chapter 1 Homeostasis, Cell Structure and Function
Chapter 2 Cell Compounds and Biological Molecules
Chapter 3 Cell Membrane Transport
Chapter 4 DNA Replication
Chapter 5 Protein Synthesis-Gene Expression
Chapter 6 Enzymes
Chapter 7 Digestive System
Chapter 8 Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems
Chapter 9 The Heart and Blood Pressure
Chapter 10 Respiratory System
Chapter 11 Nervous System
Chapter 12 Urinary System
Chapter 13 Reproduction System
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 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%
* Basic Technical Requirements
* Reliable high-speed Internet
* Up-to-date computer and software
* Student must have their own email address
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