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Mark Mc Tier Biology 12
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The two-year VCE Biology course explores concepts from the molecular world, including cell structure and cell signalling, as well as topics related to a whole organism, for example, the formation of tissues and organ systems. Students investigate topics such as reproduction, immunity, gene technologies, medicine and evolution. This will enable them to appreciate the role that biology plays in the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

The scientific skills and knowledge learned in Biology can be transferred to many university and career pathways. This includes food science, biotechnology, physiotherapy, medicine, sports science and more.

Unit focus areas

Biology Unit 1 - How do organisms regulate their functions?

Biology Unit 2 - How does inheritance impact on diversity?


Students undertaking Units 1 and 2 Biology need to have completed Year 10 Science (or equivalent).


For Units 1 and 2, there are three or four outcomes that contribute to at least 50% of the coursework assessment. There is an examination at the end of the year covering the entire course.

Enrolments and assessments

Some important information regarding enrolments and assessments.

Using the Victorian Assessment Software System (VASS), a student is enroled in each of their subjects with both (a) a home school and (b) an assessing school. For more information about enrolments and assessments and what needs to be completed please click the button below to read further information

Integrating technology for learning

The Haileybury Pangea learning community has been designed from the ground up by our brilliant teachers working alongside international researchers in blended learning.


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