Biology ATAR

Year Level: Year 12
Codes: ATBLY
SCSA Syllabus link:

Biology Year 12 ATAR

Recommended Background: B grade or higher in Year 11 ATAR Biology
Course Content Description:

A3BLY

In this unit, students

  • understand the cellular processes and mechanisms that ensure the continuity of life, and how these processes contribute to unity and diversity within a species
  • understand the processes and mechanisms that explain how life on Earth has persisted, changed and diversified over the last 3.5 billion years
  • understand how models and theories have developed over time
  • use science inquiry skills to design, conduct, evaluate and communicate investigations into heredity, gene technology applications, and population gene pool changes
  • evaluate, with reference to empirical evidence, claims about heredity processes, gene technology, and population gene pool processes, and justify evaluations

A4BLY

In this unit, students

  • understand the mechanisms by which plants and animals use homeostasis to control their internal environment in a changing external environment
  • understand the ways in which infection, transmission and spread of disease occur in vector-borne diseases
  • understand how biological models and theories have developed over time
  • use science inquiry skills to design, conduct, evaluate and communicate investigations into organisms’ responses to changing environmental conditions and infectious disease
Mode of Delivery: In Moodle and live, online lessons.
Textbooks / Stationery: Refer to the Booklist - Personal Items and Resource List
External Examination: External examination compulsory in Term 4 Year 12
ATAR Pathway: Entry into University