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LIFE SCIENCES 11 – (PREVIOUSLY BIOLOGY 11)
This course presents a representative sample of organisms and introduces students to a variety of laboratory skills and scientific processes. The three main themes in Life Sciences 11 are characteristics of living things, processes of evolution, and taxonomy. Under these themes, the Life Sciences 11 curriculum will specifically cover ideas around evolution, viruses, taxonomy, microbiology (bacteria and protists), mycology, botany, zoology, and ecology. Life Sciences 11 demands that students be prepared to develop a strong understanding of biological terminology as the course progresses. These skills are also extended into Anatomy and Physiology 12, and will prove helpful for first year biology courses in BC post- secondary Institutions.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 12 (PREVIOUSLY BIOLOGY 12)
Anatomy and Physiology 12 focuses on human biology using the three main themes of homeostasis, DNA and Cells, and Organization. Under these themes, the Anatomy and Physiology 12 curriculum is organized into the main sections of: cell compounds and biological molecules, cell structure and membranes, DNA and its role in protein synthesis as well as disorders like cancer, enzymes, digestion, circulation, respiration, the nervous system, the urinary system, and the reproductive system. An ability to work with and understand biological terminology is essential for students to be successful. Anatomy and Physiology 12 may include “blood labs.” These labs will only occur with written permission from a parent or guardian and full compliance with School District 68 protocols. Additional information will be provided by the Biology 12 teacher.
Strongly recommend Ch 11.

Minimum C+ in Bio 11 recommended.