Biology 30

Course Description

Through the study of living things, learners will begin to understand and appreciate the vastness of our world. They will explore how all living things demonstrate a base level of similarity and, conversely, the ways they are unique. They will study how living things obtain energy, utilize nutrients and transport substances within their structure.

Biology 30 also dives into the concepts of genetics, cell structure and function, the diversity of life - at the cellular and organ system levels – as well as looking at evolution.

Units of Study

  • Unit 1: What is Life?
  • Unit 2: Energy and Transport
  • Unit 3: Genetics
  • Unit 4: Diversity of Life
  • Unit 5: Evolution

Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC


Obtained by Student

Scientific Calculator (on occasion)

Suggested Career Pathways

  • Marine Biologist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher
  • Biochemist
  • Veterinarian


Environmental Science 20 OR Health Science 20

Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous


This course requires a final exam to be supervised by a proctor

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Grade 12
Summer School

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