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Mark Mc Tier Biology 34
Welcome from Mark McTier


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 3 - How do cells maintain life?

Biology Unit 4 - How does life change and respond to challenges?


Students undertaking Units 3 and 4 Biology need to have completed Units 1 and 2 Biology.


For Units 3 and 4, students complete School-Assessed Coursework (40%), an extended practical investigation, and a two-and-a-half-hour end-of-year external examination (60%).

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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