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

Human Biology Year 12 ATAR

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


In this unit, students

  • design investigations, including the procedure(s) to be followed, the materials required, and the type and amount of primary and/or secondary data to be collected; conduct risk assessments; and consider research ethics, including animal ethics
  • explore the nervous and endocrine systems
  • explore homeostatic mechanisms that help maintain the systems of the body to function within normal range
  • study the body’s immune responses to invading pathogens.


In this unit, students

  • explore the variations in humans, their changing environment and evolutionary trends in hominids.
  • study how the changing environment can influence the survival of genetic variation through the survival of individuals with favourable traits.
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