Biology

SACE Stage 2

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Biology

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SACE Stage 2

20 credits


The study of Biology is constructed around inquiry into and application of understanding the diversity of life as it has evolved, the structure and function of living things, and how they interact with their own and other species and their environment.

Course Content
Assessment
Further Info
Overview
Stage 2 Biology is organised around the following four topics:
  • DNA and proteins
  • Cells as the basis of life
  • Homeostasis
  • Evolution
With three strands of science that are integrated throughout the student learning:
  • science inquiry skills
  • science as a human endeavour
  • science understanding

Pathways

School-based Assessment

Investigations Folio 30%
Skills and Applications tasks 40%

External Assessment
Examination
30%

Delivery

Stage 1 Biology is recommended for this course. Can lead to a range of Science courses at University.