Year 12 Biology Holiday Accelerated Course

Save time during the term

Get ahead in the school holidays

Gain a thorough understanding of the Year 12 Biology module over two weeks in the school holidays. During the term, you’ll have more time to practise biology exam papers!

Essential skills

Problem solving skills

Be equipped with the biology skills to solve new, unfamiliar and challenging scientific theories and models. Every time.

No more guesswork


Look forward to showing off your biology skills in school assessments. With the best resources and support on your side there’s nothing to fear!

Year 12 Biology Holiday Course students receive

Biology Theory Book

Biology Workbook

Daily Biology Quizzes

Biology Workshops

End of Course Biology Topic Test

Get ahead with our 9-day School Holiday Courses

Year 12 Biology Holiday Accelerated Course Program


25 Sep - 6 Oct

Maintaining a Balance

15 - 25 Jan

Blueprint of Life

16 - 27 Apr

The Search for Better Health

9 - 19 Jul

Option 1: Communications

Option 2: Genetics

Year 12 Biology Holiday Accelerated Course Details

9 daily lessons in the school holidays



Module 1: Maintaining a Balance

Lesson 1: Enzymes

  • Understanding Enzymes
  • pH
  • Optimal Enzyme Environments
  • First Hand Investigation

Lesson 2: Homeostasis

  • Understanding Homeostasis
  • The Process of Homeostasis
  • Feedback Mechanisms for Homeostasis

Lesson 3: Temperature & Adaptations

  • Temperatures of Life
  • Regulation of Body Temperature
  • Adaptations for Thermoregulation
  • Australian Case Studies
  • Plant Adaptations

Lesson 4: Blood & Blood Vessels

  • Transport Systems
  • Blood as a Transport Medium
  • Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide
  • First-hand Investigation: Effect of Carbon Dioxide
  • Function of Haemoglobin
  • Blood Vessels
  • Changes in Blood Composition

Lesson 5: Blood Research

  • First-hand Investigation: Blood Cells
  • Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Levels in Blood
  • Donated Blood
  • Artificial Blood Substitutes

Lesson 6: The Kidney 1

  • Water Balance
  • Removal of Wastes
  • Dilute and Concentrated Urine
  • The Need for a Kidney
  • Role of the Kidney
  • First-Hand Investigation: Kidney Dissection

Lesson 7: The Kidney 2

  • Nephrons
  • Structure of a Nephron
  • Active and Passive Transport
  • Kidney Hormones
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Renal Dialysis

Lesson 8: Regulation in Plants

  • Regulation in Plants
  • Transport Tissues in Plants
  • Investigating Xylem and Phloem Tissues
  • Conservation of Water in Plants
  • Enantiostasis
  • Enantiostasis in Plants

Lesson 9: Revision and Topic Test


Blueprint of Life

The Search for Better Health



3 Hour Lesson Breakdown

Surprise yourself with how much you can learn in 3 hours


30 min


Revision, Quiz and Overview

Teachers revise previous lesson and answer homework questions before conducting an in-class quiz.

65 min

Theory Lesson Part 1

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding

Teachers explain key physics concepts which are reinforced by completing exam-style questions.

10 min


65 min

Theory Lesson Part 2

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding

Teachers explain key physics concepts which are reinforced by completing exam-style questions.

10 min



Ask questions you are unsure of to clarify your understanding.

Year 12 Biology Timetable

9 weekly lessons for comprehensive knowledge and understanding.

Fri4:30 - 7:40pm
Sat4:30 - 7:40pm
Fri4:30 - 7:40pm
Thu4:30 - 7:40pm
Sat1:30 - 4:30pm
Sat4:30 - 7:40pm
Town Hall
Sat9:30 - 12:30pm

9 daily lessons for advanced completion of whole term's content.

9:30 - 12:30pm
1:30 - 4:30pm
9:30 - 12:30pm
9:30 - 12:30pm
1:30 - 4:30pm
4:40 - 7:40pm

Our Year 12 Biology pricing


per Hour
3 Hrs
per Lesson
Daily Lessons
per Holiday Period

Our Biology course includes:


Classes taught by inspirational teachers

9 engaging theory lessons

Comprehensive Theory Book & Workbook

One-to-One tutorials during term (Workshops)

Online access to resources

Topic test & personalised feedback

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    Matrix Others



Vast classroom teaching experience, HSC and/or university teaching experience with an ability to explain concepts clearly


Have little or no actual teaching experience, cannot explain difficult concepts in a manner that students can understand



Teaching program that covers the NSW board of studies syllabus. Structured learning system that allows students to develop sound study habits every week


Most private tutors and other tuition centres do not follow a set structure; rather they have an ad-hoc approach without considering timing and outcomes



A full set of resources written by academics and education researchers. Online access to Supplementary exam papers / texts with top responses.


Only address content that students raise, use generic textbooks.



Short quizzes and topic tests held under strict exam conditions to ensure students have a solid understanding of the subject


No exam style quizzes and test that assess the student’s weaknesses, hence not being able to identifying their learning needs



Weekly tracking of Grades, Quiz and Topic Test results so student and parents can monitor their progress.


No measured tracking process so they cannot tell if the student is struggling or improving.

Learning Management System


Share information, academic resources and advice with classmates from over 220 schools.


Do not have the library of resources or past exams that can help students excel

One-to-One Workshops


Free workshops to target individual learning needs


No additional support outside the lesson.

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