Year 11 Subjects – Biology

Level: Stage 1
Subject Name: Biology
Prerequisites: Nil
Assumed knowledge: Year 10 Science

Course Summary:

In Biology students learn about the cellular and overall structures and functions of a range of organisms. They have the opportunity to engage with the work of biologists and to join and initiate debates about how biology impacts on their lives, on society, and on the environment.

Students design and conduct biological investigations and gather evidence from their investigations. As they explore a range of biology-related issues, students recognise that the body of biological knowledge is constantly changing and increasing through the applications of new ideas and technologies.

Course content:

Biology A (assumed knowledge for Year 12 Bio)

  • Cells and microorganisms
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Biology B

  • Infectious diseases, microbiology and immunology
  • Multicellular organisms

Biology A will run in Semester 1 and Biology B will run in Semester 2


  • Investigations Folio 60%: Practical investigations, Biology & Human endeavour investigations
  • Skills and Applications Tasks 40%: Tests