Introduction to the Exam
The purpose of this outline is to assist students in preparing for the Biology 12 Challenge Exam offered by Stenberg College for entry to the PN Program.
To pass this exam, you must already have an academic background in the area of biological sciences and will have to demonstrate that you have a knowledge base equivalent to the level of the provincial curriculum for Biology 12. In particular, you will be required to demonstrate that you have the prerequisite knowledge from Biology 12 to be successful in the PN Program.
The Biology 12 Challenge Examination has been established to assess prior learning and to grant recognition of student ability to meet the Biology 12 prerequisite for PN Program entry.
Aligned with our policies for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition, a passing grade of
85% is required on the exam to demonstrate appropriate prerequisite knowledge. A fee of
$50.00 for the preparation and invigilation of this evaluation is required. If students are successful, this fee will be applied towards the PN Program.
The exam has been prepared in careful alignment with the core textbook for BC Grade 12
Biology, Inquiry into Life by Sylvia S. Mader.
Exam questions have been taken directly from the Student Multiple Choice Quizzes on the online student website for the textbook. The Challenge Exam will consist of 170 questions in total; 10 questions will be taken from each of the 17 chapters listed below.
The Multiple Choice Quizzes can be accessed online at the following link: http://highered.mcgrawhill.com/sites/0072399651/sitemap.html?Qui To prepare for the Biology 12 Challenge Exam, students need to go to the website above and take the online multiple choice quizzes for the following 17 chapters only:
Ch. 2 Molecules of Cells
Ch. 3 Cell Structure and Function
Ch. 4 Membrane Structure and Function
Ch. 5 Cell Division
Ch. 6 Metabolism: Energy and