VCE Biology Resources

This page contains some resources for students studying VCE Biology.

Download the ‘Unit 1 Biology‘, ‘Unit 2 Biology‘, ‘Unit 3 Biology‘ or ‘Unit 4 Biology‘ iPhone/iPod Touch app by clicking their icon:



Each app contains:

– A series of podcasts covering the entire unit.
– A Unit summary document; so you can read and revise the important biological concepts on the go.
– A flash card revision tool containing over 50 important concepts in each app.
– A help menu to ensure you get the most out of the app experience.
– The latest news in Biology and general Science.
– An ever-increasing collection of Biology and Science songs.

And don’t forget to subscribe to my VCE Biology Podcast:


Each episode covers a discreet topic and lasts for between 5 and 20 minutes. Great to listen to a few episodes before a test and concise enough to listen to an entire semester before an exam.

  • Episode 1 to 12 covers Unit 1.
  • Episode 13 to 23 covers Unit 2.
  • Episode 24 to 31 covers Unit 3.
  • Episode 32 to 39 covers Unit 4.

If you would rather download each episode individually go HERE.

If you liked the podcasts, have a listen to this song I made about cells, this one about enzymes or this song about plant tropisms.

Here are a few websites that are useful:

Best of luck with your Biology learning!

36 Responses to “VCE Biology Resources”

  1. suzy Says:

    mr Barlow,
    i am studying year 12 biology and found your blog to be a massive help. Thank you so much

  2. Karar Says:

    GR8 helpp!. You and douchy are te best ever in the world ( when it comes out to giving gr8 biol podcasts)

  3. daphane Says:

    Is there are unit 3 and 4 summary and podcasts?

  4. meaghan Says:

    make some year 12 biology podcasts and you will be the most awesome person on this planet 🙂

  5. Mustafa Says:

    Hello sir. I have been listening to your podcasts and they’re really helpful. But i just want to ask you something, I can’t download them for some reason. I have subscribed but still I cant download them. I mean it would be a real help if tell how to download them.


    • Mr. Barlow Says:

      Install iTunes, then click the link above, iTunes will open, then download the episodes you want.

      PS. How are you “listening” if you “can’t download them for some reason”?

  6. Lauren Says:

    Hi mr barlow

    ive just started listening to the unit 3 podcasts and there a great help

    im doing year 12 biology this year, is there any chance of unit 4 coming out soon?

    thanks again, there gonna help me big time when it comes to exams

  7. lesa Says:

    Good job!
    exams are coming up very soon, and i’m stressing!
    i’m sure these will help me greatly.
    thank you so much

  8. Sally Says:

    Thanks for your great podcasts.

    could you please tell me when the unit four summaries and podcasts will be out?

    thanks again

    • Mr. Barlow Says:

      Hi Sally,
      Basically, the Unit 4 summary and podcasts will be out when I get around to doing them.
      Sorry I can’t be more specific. I kind of get them done in my spare time.
      Mr. Barlow

  9. Sarah Says:

    Thanks for these podcasts, they’re so, so good for studying – I used them last year for units 1 and 2 and remembered how helpful they were, and I randomly came across your them again last night. I’m so glad I did! And I’m so glad I found them before the mid-year exam.

    I only hope that you continue doing them for unit 4 as well.

    Thanks again,

    Sarah 🙂

  10. Sarah Says:

    just wondering if you will be putting up a unit 4 summary like the unit 3 one? if so when?
    the unit 3 one was very helpful

    • Mr. Barlow Says:

      Hey Sarah,
      I’d love to put up the unit 4 summary, unfortunately I haven’t finished it yet. Apologies, I’ve just been a bit busy lately.
      Mr. barlow

  11. Danny Says:

    Hey Mr Barlow, thank you so much for your biology podcasts both for Unit 2 and 3. You ended up helping me to a great result in my year 11 exam, and I can only hope for the best in the Unit 3 one.

    I was just wondering when you were thinking of putting out the first episode of your podcast for Unit 4? I look forward to listening to them as they help gel together what we are going through in class with concise and relevant information.

    Keep up the good work, you are doing such a great thing for so many biology students. 🙂

    • Mr. Barlow Says:

      Hi Danny,
      Thanks for the positive feedback and I’m glad you’ve found the podcasts useful!
      Hopefully the first Unit 4 podcast will be out soon, time has escaped me a bit.
      Also good luck with your Unit 3 exam result.
      Mr. Barlow

  12. Steve Says:

    Hey mate, your summaries have helped me so much during this year, as my unit 4 biology exams are coming up fast i was wondering are you going to release a unit 4 summary? you have no idea how much it would help if you did

    • Mr. Barlow Says:

      I’d love to help Steve, unfortunately it’s unlikely to get done this year. Apologies.
      Best of luck in your exam!

      • Steve Says:

        Thanks mate i appreciate you getting back to me, no problem i know its a tedious task, il try and find other unit 4 summaries if you know of any please dont hesitate to post them haha

  13. Bonita Says:

    Your podcast is brilliant! Thank you so much Mr. Barlow for this extra exam preparation assistance 😀

  14. Abdul Says:

    Hello Mr. Barlow
    Quick question, would you be able to finish Unit four chapter summaries, I sort of told our bio class that I’d ask you, i’d really appreciate it if you replied back, you have no idea how many people are counting on you, sorry if I made it sound like your obligated to do this.

    • Mr. Barlow Says:

      Hi Abdul,
      I think there is an extremely good chance that I will finish the Unit 4 summary this year, I hoping some more podcasts will get done too.
      Mr. Barlow

  15. leesha Says:

    hey im studying biology in yr 11
    and i have an asignment on a unit of work called evoulution of australian biota
    and i cant find this information anywhere in the net would u be able to help me out on this question
    ‘ describe some of the palaentological evidence that sugests when life originated on earth ‘

  16. Samuel Picken Says:

    Exam season is fast approaching and your podcasts have made biology so much easier to prepare for! Thanks for all the effort you go to.

  17. Sandy Says:

    Hi Mr. Barlow,

    I have recently purchased your Unit 1 Biology app.
    It looks fantastic and very user-friendly. 🙂
    I was just wondering, where do I find questions listed in orange?
    Is that from a specific textbook? or a website?


  18. tegan Says:

    hello, i am currently studying year 12 unit 3 and 4 biology this year and was wondering if your podcasts and other resources would still be useful with my study as i am assuming from other comments that they were posted a few years ago

  19. Preety Agarwal Says:

    Hi i was wondering if these materials are still valid for 2016

    • Mr. Barlow Says:

      Hi Preety,
      All of the content is still valid.
      Units 3 and 4 are 100% relevant as the new VCE study design does not kick in until 2017 for them.
      With the new VCAA study design Units 1 and 2 are now slightly muddled.
      Hope this helps,

  20. Narv Says:

    Hi, sometimes I see a 400 server message when I arrive at your site. Just a heads up, best wishes

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