Mineral Patterns
   

Biology
The expectations for the Grade 11 and 12 biology courses are organized in five distinct but related strands. The strands are different for each course. The content of the strands includes, where possible, topics set out in the pan-Canadian Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes. The strands for all the Grade 11 and 12 biology courses are outlined in the following chart.

Strands Grade 11 University
(SBI3U)
Grade 12 University
(SBI4U)
Strand 1 Diversity of
Living Things
Biochemistry
Strand 2 Evolution Metabolic
Processes
Strand 3 Genetic
Processes
Molecular
Genetics
Strand 4 Animals:
Structure and
Function
Homeostasis
Strand 5 Plants: Anatomy,
Growth, and
Function
Populations
Dynamics


Biology, Grade 11 University (SBI3U)
Prerequisite: Grade 10 Academic Science (SNC2D)

This course furthers studentsí understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.



Biology, Grade 12 University (SBI4U)
Prerequisite: Grade 11 University Biology (SBI3U)
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade 11 University Chemistry (SCH3U)

This course 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. 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.