At Scholara, we aim to coach our students through this notoriously complex and content-heavy subject by first helping them understand the key information, then guide them to apply their knowledge to various scenarios via practice questions. This is arguably the most overlooked aspect of the course, with many students neglecting exam-style application questions until a few weeks prior to their end of year exam. At Scholara, we strongly advocate practicing sample questions as you learn.
As there is a lot of content in VCE biology, the key to success in this course is to start early and stay ahead of your class at school. At Scholara, our Accelerated Biology program ensures that students will learn all the content before it is taught at schools, so when their high school teachers cover these topics it is essentially revision for the students, further strengthening their understanding of the subject. Our Scholara tutors guides students through the course by using presentations that thoroughly cover every single dot point in the VCAA biology study design. These presentations are highly interactive, filled with many images and diagrams to aid our students with understanding some of the more complex topics. Moreover, students are encouraged to conceptualise these topics through class discussions which furthers their understanding. Completing exam-styled application questions are a major aspect of our classes, as since the shift in expectations by VCAA many students struggle with communicating their thoughts to the examiner. This means that despite many students understanding the content, they are unable to maximise their exam results. Our Accelerated Biology program targets this gap, ensuring students are able to achieve the results they want!
How we teach
As recent graduates, Scholara tutors are experts as we fully understand the expectations of VCE Biology which have rapidly changed over the last few years. To put it simply, these recent changes mean that only learning and understanding the content is not sufficient to succeed as VCAA now expects all students to apply their knowledge. This shift can be clearly seen in the exam questions used below:
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Yas has undoubtedly 'figured out' the UCAT and his in-depth understanding of every section's intricacies and key aspects is definitely obvious in his classes. It was clear to me during his class that Yas has tried and tested almost every approach to each section, and I can confidently say that his thorough explanations of each section of the UCAT have allowed me to make massive leaps with my progress. I highly recommend him to anybody wanting to improve significantly in all sections and gain a deeper understanding of how to perform to your best ability.
Tim M (UCAT)
Tutor: Yaseer Syed
Biology classes are run in small groups so students can learn off each other as well as to foster a healthy competition.
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VCAA 2020 Exam
VCAA 2008 Exam
Although it's only been a few weeks, I can already see my English improving at faster rates than it ever has before, and it’s thanks to these classes. They have helped me much more than I could have imagined, so thank you :)
Dev (Year 9)
Tutor: Yaseer Syed
Yaseer Syed graduated in 2020 from with a 99.99 Atar from Melbourne High School. After getting into Monash Medical School, he took it upon himself to tutor other students and pass on his valuable knowledge that allowed him to score a raw 54 in English. Over 2021, Yaseer tutored over 10 students in English and 20+ in UCAT.
To pass his time, Yas loves to socialise with his mates Chris and Mike Bourne and pull 10s at Billboard.
Yas's session today was amazing! He explained everything so simply and so well and I loved how he offered multiple strategies, and not just that, but the pros and cons of each!
Georgia B (UCAT)
Tutor: Yaseer Syed
As we can see, while the 2008 exam mostly assesses students’ straightforward understanding of biology, the 2020 exam assesses the student’s ability to apply their understanding to real-world scenarios to a greater extent.
At Scholara, we aim to coach our students through this notoriously complex and content-heavy subject by first helping them understand the key information, then guide them to apply their knowledge to various scenarios via practice questions. This is arguably the most overlooked aspect of the course, with many students neglecting exam-style application questions until a few weeks prior to their end of year exam. We strongly advocate practicing sample questions as you learn.