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Course Description

Biology is the study of the fascinating diversity of life as it has evolved and as it interacts and functions. Investigation of biological systems and their interactions, from cellular processes to ecosystem dynamics, has led to biological knowledge and understanding that enable us to explore and explain everyday observations, find solutions to biological issues, and understand the processes of biological continuity and change over time. Students use their understanding of the interconnectedness of biological systems when evaluating both the impact of human activity and the strategies proposed to address major biological challenges now and in the future in local, national and global contexts. Understanding biological concepts, as well as general science knowledge and skills, is relevant to a range of careers, including those in medical, veterinary science, food and marine sciences, agriculture, biotechnology, environmental rehabilitation, biosecurity, quarantine, conservation and eco‐tourism. This course will also provide a foundation for students to critically consider and to make informed decisions about contemporary biological issues in their everyday lives.

Minimum Entry Requirements

C Grade in Year 10 Science Extension OR a State Grade B


For assessment criteria and Year 12 course details, please visit the SCSA page of this subject.

Embracing life  |  Nurturing faith  |  Inspiring learning

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