SBI4U Biology – Grade 12 (University)

SBI4U online is one of over 160 secondary school courses that Blyth Academy Online offers.

Courses Offered


PREREQUISITE: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation

GRADE: 12 (University)

AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online



Summer School sessions begin in July & August
Summer School 2021


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.

Though our physical doors remain temporarily closed, the minds of our students stay open. Summer classes are continuing to meet on their regular daily schedules, in virtual classrooms with face-to-face instruction and peer interaction.  The Blyth Academy model of small class sizes, flexible scheduling and individualized approach have enabled us to remain faithful to our standards. Our commitment to ongoing and meaningful communication between school, teachers, students and families has been critical to this effort.

Although our students have transitioned into summer mode and COVID-19 restrictions have begun to loosen, we are looking ahead to what September will hold for our campuses and families.
We want to be clear - our preference and our priority is to get students back to our campuses, but we must ensure this is done in a safe and effective way. While we await official guidance from Public Health and the Ministry of Education, a "return to school" task force has been hard at work putting concrete operational plans in place for all likely scenarios. This includes a full return to campus with safeguards, a blended model of virtual and in-campus learning and the continuation of fully virtual classrooms. All scenarios will provide robust learning and live, daily instruction and interaction with teachers and peers. 
With ten campuses across Ontario, we realize that each one of our schools is a unique space and community. We will be implementing across-the-board policies on hand washing, facility cleaning and social distancing measures. Each school is also prepared to pivot individually based on the guidance of local health authorities and to best serve students and families. 
Our recent survey showed that over 80 per cent of Blyth Academy families are eager to return to campuses, and we are hard at work to prepare for this day. As September's scenario becomes clearer and more information becomes available, we will continue to communicate. 

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