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The Final Exams are used as a guide for informing instruction and ensuring that our curriculum is preparing students for success in college and careers. Final Exams contribute towards the report grades proving student mastery of national standards and the California Framework for high school biology. For more information on the finals, check out all the details below.

Biology Final Exams

Fall Final Exam

  • Date: Finals Week 1/21 - 1/25

  • Location: PA7

  • Proctor: Ms. Bailey

  • Question Types: Multiple Choice, True/False, Identification, Compare/Contrast, Fill-in-the-Blank

  • Materials: Scantron and Sharpened Pencil

  • Duration: TBD

  • Study Guide Available as of 12/16

Spring Final Exam

  • Finals Week 6/10 - 6/14

  • Location: PA7

  • Proctor: Ms. Bailey

  • Question Types: Multiple Choice, True/False, Identification, Compare/Contrast, Fill-in-the-Blank

  • Materials: Scantron and Sharpened Pencil

  • Duration: TBD

  • Study Guide Coming Soon


Essential Skills Covered in Biology Finals

  • Knowing fundamental concepts; remembering specific facts; demonstrating straightforward knowledge of information and familiarity with terminology (about 30% of test). 

  • Understanding concepts and reformulating information into other equivalent forms; applying knowledge to unfamiliar and/or practical situations; solving problems using mathematical relationships (about 35% of test). 

  • Interpreting, inferring, and deducing from qualitative and quantitative data and integrating information to form conclusions; recognizing unstated assumptions (about 35% of test).


Topics Covered in Biology Finals

  • Cell and Molecular Biology: Cell structure and organization, mitosis, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, enzymes, biosynthesis, biological chemistry

  • Ecology: Energy flow, nutrient cycles, populations, communities, ecosystems, biomes, biodiversity, effects of human intervention

  • Genetics: Meiosis, Mendelian genetics, inheritance patterns, molecular genetics, and organismal Biology: structure, function and development of organisms (with emphasis on plants and animals), animal behavior

  • Evolution and Diversity : Origin of life, evidence of evolution, patterns of evolution, natural selection, speciation, classification and diversity of organisms


*Adapted from College Board https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/sat-subject-tests-student-guide.pdf

*Note: the instructor retains the right to make changes, additions and deletions to the exams during the course of the year.