Course: Biology 12


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Science 10

Science 10


In Biology 12, students deepen their understanding of cell structure and function. Students will study basic chemistry and the biochemistry of cellular processes. From there students will take a closer look at membrane structure and function. These basic concepts will be re-visited throughout the course as the students learn about human physiology. Students enjoy learning about the digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, urinary and reproductive systems. Virtual simulations are used throughout the course.


Course Topics/Modules

Module 1:

Biochemistry, Cell Structure and Function, DNA, Enzymes


Module 2:

Digestive System, Circulation and Blood, Heart Structure and Function, Respiratory System


Module 3:

Neuron Structure and Function, Divisions of the Nervous System, Urinary System, Reproductive System


Module 1: Cell Structure

Module 2: Cell Biology

Module 3: Human Biology 1

Module 4: Human Biology 2


StartUp Assignment (5%)

5 Assignments (6% each)

15 Unit Quizzes (5% total)

4 Discussion Posts (5% total)

Portfolio (5%)

3 Module Study Guides (0% but must be submitted prior to taking the exams)

Midterm Exam (20%)

Final Exam (30%)


StartUp Assignment (5%)

14 Assignments (40%)

2 module exams (55%)


Online textbook available.

Optional Textbook: Inquiry Into Life by Mader.

(Note: $125 will be charged if not returned)

         Modules 1 to 4

         Textbook: Inquiry into Life 11th edition (deposit required)

         Biology 12 CD (deposit required)





Teacher Support

Students have access to the course teacher through email, phone and in-person.




Prescribed Learning Outcomes

The Ministry-prescribed full curriculum for this course can be found here:


Once you are in the active course you will be able to see who your teacher is by going to the Classlist tab and then clicking on Teacher.


Completion Date

Go to our school website and click on Students and then the Enroll tab to see the exact dates of each Session offered at the VLN.