VCE Biology Units 3&4 (2022)

Volume 2: Trial Examinations

(ETA Nov 2021)

  • 2022-2026 study design
  • 3 trial examinations
  • Massive digital solution manual


About this book

This new second edition of the VCE Biology Units 3&4 study guide is written according to the specifications of the 2022-2026 study design.

This massive 500+ page publication comes in three volumes:

  • Volume 1 (Topic Tests) - hard copy question book, purchased separately
  • Volume 2 (Trial Exams) - hard copy question book, purchased separately
  • Volume 3 (Solution Manual) - digital, comes automatically with either hard-copy question book

Login credentials and QR codes to the digital Solution Manual e-book are available to all customers who purchase either Volume 1 or Volume 2.

What new features does the second edition have?

  • topic tests and trial exams separated into two volumes (in line with other books in our VCE series)
  • 8 topic tests (first edition had 7 topic tests)
  • topic tests are now standardised to the same number of marks, and to fit the VCAA exam format
  • 2 topic tests per Area of Study, graded in order of difficulty
  • MCQs added to topic tests (approximately 120)
  • solution manual format improved for easier reading
  • interactive features included in some of the detailed solutions to improve student engagement with the material and encourage active learning (as opposed to passive learning)

Features

  • Written by high-achieving students in VCE Biology who are all currently practising doctors!
  • Features 3 trial exams graded in order of difficulty.
  • 360 marks worth of VCAA-style exam practice questions.
  • Hyper-detailed solutions and explanations to all problems, plus exam tips, learning tools and problem solving techniques.


About the Authors

Dr Thushan Hettige is the Managing Director of Decode and its most senior content developer. Thushan graduated dux of Scotch College in 2011 with an ATAR of 99.95, scoring 5 perfect 50s (one of which included Biology) and Premier’s Awards in Chemistry, Biology, English Language and Mathematical Methods. This means that Thushan was in the top 5 students in the state for four of the subjects he studied. Thushan also won a silver medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad 2011 in Turkey. His achievements earned him the Australian Students’ Prize for 2011, which is awarded to the top 500 students from across the country.

Thushan is the lead author of a number of the Decode titles, including VCE Biology and Chemistry, as well as HSC Chemistry and Mathematics Advanced. Additionally, he has also authored the ATAR Notes Complete Course Notes for VCE Chemistry and Biology.

Thushan has completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours) and a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) at Monash University. He is now a practising doctor.

Dr Rohit Sharma graduated from Melbourne High School in 2011 with an ATAR of 99.35, proceeded to complete a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Hons.) at Monash University. He is now a practising doctor.

Dr Ron Danziger graduated from Bialik College in 2011, with a study score of 45 in Biology and a First Class Honours average in his undergraduate Science degree at Melbourne, his major being evolutionary biology. He has completed the Doctor of Medicine at the University of Melbourne and is now a practising doctor.

Dr Nimna Gamage graduated from Glen Waverley Secondary College in 2011, with a study score of 47 in Biology and proceeded to complete a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Hons.) at Monash University. She is now a practising doctor.