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Course Description:

The Biology Stage 6 Syllabus explores the diversity of life from a molecular to a biological systems level. The course examines the interactions between living things and the environments in which they live. It explores the application of biology and its significance in finding solutions to health and sustainability issues in a changing world.

Biology uses Working Scientifically processes to develop scientific investigative skills. It focuses on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills in order to understand and support the natural environment. When Working Scientifically, students are provided with opportunities to design and conduct biological investigations both individually and collaboratively.

The course provides the foundation knowledge and skills required to study biology after completing school, and supports participation in a range of careers in biology and related interdisciplinary industries. It is a fundamental discipline that focuses on personal and public health and sustainability issues, and promotes an appreciation for the diversity of life on the Earth and its habitats.

What will I be doing in this course?

Year 11:

Module 1 – Cells as the Basis of Life

Module 2 – Organisms of Living Things

Module 3 – Biological Diversity

Module 4 – Ecosystem Dynamics

Ongoing – Depth Study

Year 12:

Module 5 – Heredity

Module 6 – Genetic Change

Module 7 – Infectious Disease

Module 8 – Non-infectious Disease and Disorders

Ongoing – Depth Study

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