Welcome from Mark McTier

Overview

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.

  • Commencing 30 January 2023
  • Apply before 31 October 2022
  • Duration 2 Semesters
  • Hours per week Live lessons are 2 periods per week and self-paced is 4-6 hours
  • Fees View fees
  • Department Science

Unit focus areas

Biology Unit 1 - How do organisms regulate their functions?

Biology Unit 2 - How does inheritance impact on diversity?

Pre-requisites

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

Assessments

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.

FAQs

Who can study at Haileybury Pangea?
Does a parent or guardian need to be at home during lesson and study time?
What type of computer do I need?
What are the fees to attend Haileybury Pangea?
If I enrol with Haileybury Pangea, am I also enroled at Haileybury?
Can I attend a free trial of a Haileybury Pangea class before I enrol?
Is there a test students must take to attend Haileybury Pangea?

Who can study at Haileybury Pangea?

VCE single subjects are run over two semesters and are available to students from Years 10-12.

Does a parent or guardian need to be at home during lesson and study time?

Yes, a parent or guardian does need to be at home during lesson time. Please see the Haileybury Pangea business notice for further clarification. Parents are responsible for ensuring adequate supervision of children while they are engaging in learning online

What type of computer do I need?

Equipment and accessories:

  • Laptop (MS Windows or Mac)
  • External monitors (Highly Recommended)
  • USB/USB C wired headsets
  • USB web cameras (optional)
  • Keyboards & Mouse
  • Laptop stand (optional)

Computer minimum specifications:
Processor: Intel Core i501135G7 minimum
Screen: 13.3" diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), touch enabled minimum
Memory: 16GB (DDR4) minimum
Hard Drive: 512GB NVMe SSD
Networking: Wi-Fi 6 (2x2)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
End Point Protection: Must have an antivirus/anti-malware/anti-ransomware software protection for the duration of the device being used for Haileybury Pangea's coursework
Webcam: 1080p HD webcam minimum
Connectivity: 2 x Thunderbolt 4 with USB4 Type-C, 2 x Super speed USB Type-A. 1 x HDMI 2.0 input
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64 or latest version of Mac OS
Stylus: Recommended

If you are unable to meet these technical requirements, we cannot confirm your eligibility for Haileybury Pangea.


What are the fees to attend Haileybury Pangea?

Haileybury Pangea VCE single subjects are offered at $4,000 per subject per annum.

If I enrol with Haileybury Pangea, am I also enroled at Haileybury?

No – Haileybury Pangea is a separate campus and enrolments into the online school are independent of on-campus. Students enrol at Haileybury Pangea exclusively.

Can I attend a free trial of a Haileybury Pangea class before I enrol?

Yes, we will be hosting regular virtual events where students can participate in an online learning experience. Students can see how teachers will deliver the classes, utilise the online platform and see how students and teachers will interact. Click here to register your interest.

Is there a test students must take to attend Haileybury Pangea?

Haileybury Pangea is proudly an open entry school. We welcome all students. Students complete a range of entry tests dependent on the subjects to determine the appropriate academic pathway.

For a full list of FAQs see our Frequently Asked Question page