Gr. 11 Biology - University (SBI3U)
Course Outline –R.H.S.A. 2015-2016
Prerequisite:
Science, Grade 10, Academic
Description / Rationale
This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in
biological systems and scientific literacy. Students will conduct investigations and
understand scientific theories related to: evolution, genetic continuity, internal systems
and regulation, the diversity of living things, and the anatomy, growth and functions of
plants. Students will be expected to plan and carry out investigations. They will collect,
interpret and report the results of investigations and relate the investigations to the
theories and information studied in class. Students must be able to work independently
and as part of a team. This course follows “The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12,
Science – 2008”.
Units/Strands
Topics
Genetic Processes
Diversity of Living Things
Evolution
Internal Systems and
Regulation
Plants
Final Summative
Evaluation
Laws of Heredity, meiosis, genetic research and
reproductive technologies
Apply the concepts of phylogeny and taxonomy to the
kingdoms of life
Process of biological change over time based on the
relationships between species and their environments.
How plants and animals maintain their internal environment
through the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems
The processes by which plants grow, develop and adapt to
their environment
The final evaluation will be based on the full year. It will
include an exam, as well as a lab assessment, which will
take place in class during the last 6 weeks of classes.
Evaluation
Report Card
November
February
April (Interim)
June
Term Work – Tests
+ Quizzes + Labs +
Assignments +
Homework
100%
100%
100%
70%
Culminating
Total
Exam-22%, Lab-8%
100%
100%
100%
100%
The four categories of Knowledge and Understanding, Inquiry, Communications, and
Making Connections encompass the curriculum expectations of all high school courses.
Teaching, assessment, evaluation, feedback and the final grade will be based on these
four categories with a minimum weighting about 20% per category.
Resource Materials:
Biology 11 textbook, McGraw Hill, 2001
Website: rosedale11universitybiology.wikispaces.com