SBI4U Biology – Grade 12 (University)
PREREQUISITE: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation
GRADE: 12 (University)
AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARION CURRICULUM: Science
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Summer School 2021
COURSE FEE: $595
SBI4U Course Overview
SBI4U Course Overview
SBI4U online provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. In SBI4U online, emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields. This Biology course prepares students for advanced studies in the sciences through a comprehensive curriculum, whether it’s taken as an in-person class on campus or taken online. Virtual and in-person versions of this class answer the same five essential questions on biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Both modes of learning offer a solid foundation for university study of the sciences, focusing on theory and research.
SBI4U Course Outline
Review the course outline below for SBI4U Biology – Grade 12 (University). Blyth Academy creates this course’s curriculum. It’s divided into five units, each of which has a unique, essential question and focuses on the theory that will provide essential background knowledge for further learning. The units are biochemistry, with a focus on chemical reactions that sustain life; metabolic processes, with a focus on plants and animals; molecular genetics, with coursework on gene expression; homeostasis, with a focus on systems interaction to create homeostasis; and population dynamics, with a focus on human population growth and its effects.
The course outline remains the same, whether taken online or on campus. Learn more about the five units and how their essential questions inspire learning that will further help students continue on the path to studying biology and other scientific subjects.
- In this unit, students will learn about electronegativity and intermolecular forces. Students will also learn about organic compounds and the importance of functional groups. Students will investigate macromolecules including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Students will take a closer look at enzymes and enzyme activity as well as the different parts of a cell and their functions including membrane structure, function and transport.
Unit TwoMetabolic Processes
- In this unit, students will learn about metabolic processes including cellular respiration and it’s various stages. Students will also learn about Photosynthesis and light dependent and light independent reactions.
UNIT THREEMolecular Genetics
- In this unit, students will learn about the structure of DNA and RNA as well as DNA replication. They will learn about protein synthesis; transcription and translation. Students will investigate gene regulation and how mutations occur. Students will also learn about various biotechnological tools and techniques.
- In this unit, students will learn about homeostasis and it’s significance. Students will also learn about the nervous system and the functions of both the central and peripheral nervous systems. They will investigate the endocrine system and learn about the hormones that affect their blood sugar, stress and metabolism. Students will also learn about the different reproductive hormones. Students will learn about the excretory system and why it is important for their bodies to excrete wastes.
UNIT FIVEPopulation Dynamics
- In this unit, students will learn about population dynamics. Students will investigate the changes in population, factors that regulate natural populations and the effects of human population growth, personal consumption and technological development.
FINAL EXAMProctored Exam
- This exam is the final evaluation of SBI4U online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours.
- Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for details on exam proctoring options.
- The grading rubric is also the same for online and in-person learning, much like the course outline. Review the rubric below to learn about the details of how the coursework and final exam determine your final grade.
- You should expect your final grade about four days after the final exam. Ensuring all coursework is turned in ahead of the final exam will result in more prompt grade reporting. Students must turn in all coursework before taking the final exam in order to receive credit for it.
- The final exam will make up 30% of your grade and must be scheduled 10 days in advance. While there’s no final project or research paper for this course, the final exam is two hours and is a rather significant part of your grade.
- Your report card will be generated and processed within two business days after your final grade is submitted. Students will receive their grades and report cards via email. Home schools will receive students’ report cards through standard Canada Post. Mailing time may take one to two weeks.
- If you’d like to find out more about the self-paced Blyth Academy Online and the 11 locations of Blyth Academy across Ontario, consider booking an informational session. Students in grades four through 12 are able to benefit from individualized learning through small class sizes, engaging teachers, and flexibility.